It is a big bad world, and this man, perhaps from long and bitter experience found out a way , how to live in this world, and applied it to cross the crowded city road. Does this point out to us the real art of living in this complex unfair world?. Very difficult to say. Many will have many opinions. It stokes me into thinking to find the correct answer. Hope, those of you read it, will give your opinion. I have seen how wealthy, well-educated , highly placed people, resorts to corruption, without any compunction. Don’t write them off , those are in no way mean people, they enjoy social position; you may like or don’t like them , you can’t say anything on their face, if you dare otherwise , you will pay the price and that through your nose….. those are fiercely manipulative people, can make you — the innocent, maligned with the guilt projected from their own!!!!! IS IT THE TRICK TO SUCCESS?
Listen to an un-success story. Syed Mujtaba Ali, a great literary giant in Bengali literature, was talking to Shankar, a much junior writer, but widely acclaimed in Bengali literary, intellectual circle. I should mention some details here, that will make the context clear–Mujtaba Ali was not awarded any coveted prize till then, but relatively lesser writer, Shankar, got many such prizes by then. Shankar, out of respect to the writer, Mujtaba Ali, enquired how an insignificant writer like himself, could get so many awards, while giants like Ali, did not get any. In reply, what Ali said, was quite significant. He told an anecdote in that connection– that a small rat and a an elephant were waiting at the side of a muddy land at the center of which there was clear potable water, both were thirsty, the rat sprinted over the mud quickly , quenched its thirst, and returned satisfied. But the elephant as soon as put his leg on the muddy land to quench his thirst, sank into the mud due to its heavy weight, died. Conclusion is that in this dirty muddy world the good people are often ignored. Thus, behind many successes, there are many dirty muddy stories. Perhaps my young man in the video learnt the dubious trick.