I have just come across a very interesting news item, I said while I was reading the day’s news.
What’s that? asked my daughter Preethi without looking up from the novel she was reading.
It appears a study was conducted in the U.S. to find out why some people procrastinate and it was proved that impatient people tend to do so, I said.
Preethi suddenly started laughing and said, why do they have to conduct a study to prove something that is an established fact? A useless exercise and a waste of money, she added.
Yes, I think what you say is true, I concurred.
Who ever conducted the study could have spent their energy and resources on something more useful, she said.
Like what? I asked to kindle her imagination.
Preethi closed the novel and thought hard. Ah, I ‘ve got it, she exclaimed. I think it would be apt to do some research on why values are deteriorating and gun culture is increasing, she suggested.
A very good idea indeed, but don’t you think it doesn’t pertain to any one part of the world but it is becoming a universal phenomena like Global warming? I observed.
You are right mummy. The media seems to be full of it, agreed Preethi.
Coming to think of it, I feel the media is partly responsible , highlighting all the wrong things and sensationalism seems to be the name of the game , I observed fully aware of her reaction.
Suddenly becoming defensive she said, Come on mummy, you can’t hold the media responsible for the criminal activities of some deranged persons, (I wasn’t surprised at her loyalty towards her fraternity) .
By the way, I remember something that I have read recently, it was an American author’s advise on how to be happy.
Did he advise us to read his book on the subject? Preeti mocked.
No, Even I thought he would say that, but his words surprised me, I said. “Speak the Truth” was his advice.
Golden words indeed ! but he must be a nitwit to think that happiness and Truth go together! Preeti quipped.
n.meera raghavendra rao