A lesson by a boy on the street…

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I like to observe people and everyone around me. I don’t mean to dig into their lives but to observe their natural reactions, facial expressions…Thats how I learn to understand them  more…something that people tend to eliminate.

Everyday after I finish my dinner, its been my habit to observe those beggars at traffic signal.

One thing i love about them is that they won’t like to beg..they sell balloons, car sun shades and few things.

And the one things I don’t like at all about them is the ones who sell theses are their children. The young ones sit aside and their children sell those things…

I know I’m no one to judge them but even in those children, I find few of them holding more balloons while few of the children have very less. I didn’t understand why is this.

Initially I thought as they have this tradition of younger ones sitting aside and children begging for the money, their work would also have this  dependencies of their age and respect among the community.

I was wrong..The less and more balloons in their hands has to do with how they are selling it. As I  has been observing them, I  started noticing two of them ..One with less balloons ( selling more ) and one with more balloons ( unable to sell much)…

The only thing I noticed and I’m sure that was making the difference was that happiness and willingness to work on ones face and  sad, poor face on others…

He was so excited with his work that that smile on his face, his quick moves, the style of asking to buy, his hope was making people to forget about the cloths he had and buy one. I realized, it wasn’t intentional. While the other one still had got that sad face with  the begging look and that poor face…he was yet more like a beggar than a beautiful kid selling balloons…

I never meant to judge them on the basis of right and wrong or their poverty or on the basis of their abilities but I got my answer and somehow it made me to think deep…

The lesson I learnt is :  “What you do does not matter..how you do it ..that matters.”

Just writing some code that works doesn’t makes sense  , writing a code that doesn’t fail, makes the difference.

It doesn’t need to be intentional, its the inner intuition of doing it best…

It turns out, what Steve Jobs believed is the perfect quote…

“Do what you love”…I think , not only ‘Do what you love matters’ but ‘Love what you do’ ..thats does matter too..

May be that’s why we love to eat what our mom/wife cooks for us than a meal in the mess…They say, mom has few people to cook for while the mess has to cook for 100’s of the people…

For me , thats just a reason. The ingredients, the utensils remain same..its that difference between the love of cooking for family members and other people, that makes the difference.Otherwise the same women at mess cooks best at her home…

May be thats why ‘Apple’ is ‘Apple’ and the ones who copy their designs remain copiers…

 

 

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