Mind and Independence

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The spirit of independence has enlightened me and blessed me with the power to think freely. Ladies and gentlemen and all the audiences who are hearing, welcome everyone. Today I will tell you how the spirit of independence has led me to think freely. A few days ago I was going somewhere by rickshaw and stuck in a traffic jam meanwhile. The time was really boring and I made a plan to pass it talking to someone I don’t know. I started talking to my rickshawala. I asked him whether he knew about the hall mark scam and the draining of huge amount of money from this country. Do you know what he said? He said ‘my money is in my pocket, so I don’t bother who is taking whose money and where. I was astonished that to what extent the leaders are exactly misusing power and to what extent this lower class people are deprived of the information. I am and perhaps all of you know about these phenomena. I am so fortunate that I know the fact and I am lucky in terms of him that the spirit of independence could not nourish him. Many people prioritize work over life and can’t sacrifice their work- life just like work days. If you ask them they will tell you that they don’t want anyone to interfere in their independence, even it could be very visible among the working wives and husbands. But today I will tell you a different but important thing which I got from independent thinking. "Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls - family, health, friends and spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life." That’s why a renowned poet of Bengali literature said, it is so...
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