Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Life lessons learnt from my father

The sense of loss has not yet gone. Others who have had similar experience insist it takes a while before it does. In one instant the feeling of having lost the roof over your head is not easy to get over. The last few days I was thinking of the lessons that Baba tried to impart to me, sometimes successfully and sometimes not so successfully.

  • Take care of your health
  • Save money. You never know when you will need it.
  • Spend as much time as possible with your family. Very little else matters.
  • Be a good father to your son. Always be there beside him when he needs you.
  • Take life as it comes. With all its ups and downs.
  • Perception matters. It is important to not only be good but also to look good.
  • Work might take to some foreign land, but that is not your home. Home is where you were born.
  • Be particular about your work.
  • Always maintain a checklist of things. He used to maintain a small notebook with him where he noted down things that he had to do.
  • Don't procrastinate. Do things as they appear. Don't wait for tomorrow. You never know what tomorrow brings.
  • Be independent.
  • Make as many friends as possible. A lot of them will drop out along the way.
  • Don't take unnecessary risks in life. They are usually not worth it.
  • Be content with what you have. Have no regrets in life.

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