I put it here, not just for the sense that this article makes, but also for how true it is in other walks of life. Just think of that teacher whom we have always derided as being good for nothing, but how many of us can do atleast a tenth of what he or she did.
Think of the day when mother has just one off day at cooking, we immediately find fault with it. Do we ever consider at that moment, how many times in the past she cooked great, and how many times in the future she will cook absolutely delightful dishes. Not me, I haven't thought of all that.
Think of the waiter in the restaurant, when he spills that chutney on you. Do you ever consider the hundred times he's served absolutely to your taste, before cursing him for his folly?
How many times did we stop by to watch a supposedly insignificant creature lead its life?
Now, if I go on, there are many incidents in our life when we just don't appreciate the other persons skill, but just carp on a minor mistakes which may even be permissible under six sigma.
This article has come up as a wake up call to me. I myself do lot of things in the most imperfect manner. I feel good when someone sympathizes with me, and continue with a feel good factor.Also, when someone admonishes me for the same act, I get hurt somewhere deep down.
Now the question that troubles me is, why don't I apply the principle to others. Why do I tear apart people for small mistakes and never am in awe of the simple things that they do right time and again. Probably "Human Nature". But, from now on I will make a conscious attempt to be in awe of simple things in life. I wish you too will note this simple effort, and pardon me for all the mistakes in this post.