Day 20 – Q 1.“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”.
1. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”. Comment.
“एक आदमी की महानता इसमें नहीं है कि उसने कितना धन कमाया है, लेकिन उसकी ईमानदारी और उसके आस-पास के लोगों को सकारात्मक रूप से प्रभावित करने की उनकी क्षमता में”। टिप्पणी करें।
Man his full of desires and always works to meet them. Some are behind accumulating material wealth to lead a comfort life while others are behind wealth of knowledge to experience intellectual pleasure.
Man requires his needs to be met in order to lead a comfortable life. In pursuit of this end, he is constantly trying to accumulate wealth. There is nothing wrong about it as it allows them to do everything they ever dreamed of. However, at the same time there is nothing to be called ‘Great’ here as he is solely concerned with his ‘Self’ needs. Every creature on planet works to live better.
Then there are people who feel the suffering of people around them and work to alleviate their pain (Buddha,Jesus,Mother Teresa); people who lead their life with virtues like integrity, non-violence and thus inspire others to follow the same path (Gandhiji); people who light up life of those in darkness (Ravi Kuchimanchi-Swadesh). All these people have gone beyond their personal needs and have affected world in a positive way making it a better place to live. Thus, there lies greatness, when one goes beyond ‘self’. And in the process these great men have become immortal.
Example : Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in an interview said – Most happiest moment in life was not successful launch of SLV but seeing polio affected chidren being able to walk with much comfort with light weighted calipers he made and watching their mothers in tears of happiness. Despite being a great scientist, without taking much pride in personal achievement he found his happiness in the happiness of others. Here lies greatness of man and when entire nation looks upto him, incidents such as this will clearly impact society in positive way.
Thus, greatness of man does not lie in wealth he accumulates but how he uses his wealth to make the world more humanly.
Best Answer: Shweta