We all differ in many ways. Out of them all, one major area is on account of our likes and dislikes. The difference exists owing to our family background, company of friends and climatic conditions. Our likes and dislikes, however, give us an insight into our inner self. They are the sum and substance of our character, temperament and disposition. Like all others, I too have a few likes and dislikes. My first priority in my liking is cleanliness, which I consider next only to God. The very sight of dust, dirt and cobwebs makes me feel sick. It is not only the cleanliness of physical surroundings but also the cleanliness of heart that I adore. I love those whose heart is clean, though their tongue might be bitter. I worship beauty in any form. To me beautiful things are those which we never get tired of by seeing. We go on liking them in all ages. Keats has correctly said, ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever/I like small things of life as well as big things. When I look at an elephant, it fills me with ecstasy. Similarly, when I observe an ant and its work, I am filled with praise and admiration for it. The next thing I like is the beauty of Nature. William Wordsworth has written many poems on nature, depicting her sublime beauty. I too, like Wordsworth, believe in the soul of nature. If and when I want peace of the mind, I go to nature and talk to her. This gives me great solace. I feel great pain to see that in his mad pursuit for material possession, man has forgotten all about the real joy that comes from Nature. Wordsworth correctly bemoans, when he says: Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers,
The little we see in nature that is ours.
I have a great liking for civic sense. Those persons who know how to act and behave in society are the ones whom I adore. Such persons are the ‘gentlemen’ in a true sense of the Word. They never inflict pain on others. For them spitting in public is a taboo; they don’t throw their refuse into streets, for they respect...
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