“Men at sometimes are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
(Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene ii)
These words of Cassius in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar reinstates the universal truth that the life of a man depends not on his stars but on his own doings. Some people often repeat that it is their luck that is responsible for their present adverse situation. Such people are nothing but escapists who refuse to take responsibility for their actions (and inaction).
During exams we wish good luck to our friends, even our parents at home ask us to join our hands before God before leaving for any important work. Our day mostly begins with prayer but when exams are nearing and more particularly on the exam days the situation is so very different. We keep on knocking the doors of God, asking for help, to save us in the paper for the final time as from the next time things will change and we will put our best in studies. We even offer money to God for many a time without realizing that we are actually offering bribes to Him. Without concentrating on what is important, we often sit casually leaving everything in the name of our fate.
An eminent personality like Swami Vivekananda believed that the future of a person lies in his own hand rather than in his fate and not even in his intelligence (which he is born with) but in his effort and hard work to make his life successful. This is very true even today. Though the world has changed and everything around us has changed and is changing but this truth has not and will never. The very history of our country also shows that had not our national heroes sacrificed their lives, had not our freedom fighters fought for their country and but sat idly crying and blaming their fate for their sufferings, we would have been still under British domination.
Without effort and perseverance nothing can be achieved in life. Man...