There were once two brothers who lived on the 80th level of a building. On coming home one day, they realized to their dismay that the lifts were not working and that they have to climb the stairs to reach home.
After reaching to the 20th level, panting and tired, they decided to abandon their bags and come back for them the next day when lift will be working. They left their bags then and climbed on.
When they reached to the 40th level, the younger brother started to grumble and both of them began to quarrel. They still continued to climb steps, quarreling all the way to the 60th floor.
They then realized that they have only 20 levels more to climb and decided to stop quarreling and continue climbing in peace.
They silently climbed on and reached their home at long last. Each stood calmly before the door and waited for the other to open the door.And they realized that the key was in their bags which was left on the 20th floor.
This story is reflecting life many of us…
We live under the burden of expectations of our parents, teachers and friends when young. We seldom get to do the things that we really like and love and are under so much pressure and stress so that by the age of 20, we get tired and decided to dump this load.
Being free of the stress and pressure, we work enthusiastically and dream ambitious wishes.
But by the time we reach 40 years of age, we start to lose our vision and dreams. We began to feel unsatisfied and start to complain and criticize.
We live life as a misery and are never satisfied. Reaching 60, we realize that we have little left for complaining anymore, and we began to walk the final episode of life in peace and calmness.
We think that there is nothing left to disappoint us, only to realize that we could not rest in peace because we have already lost the key to true happiness.
An unfulfilled dream…… which we abandoned 60 years ago, was actually key to happiness, rest and peace of mind.
So, wait for a moment, think what is your dream……? and spare at least some time of each day chasing it.
Follow your dreams, so that you will not end up with regrets.
Happy Weekend to all the readers… 🙂