TOWARDS THE YOUTH
It is possible that some youths may have a wrong sense of view, thereby looking at things from a wrong direction or thinking that his relatives and associates are plotting against him. Indeed, this young fellow can never see life and the world as he wants to see it.
Nobody is able to say that everything in our surroundings are good, but it is a well known fact that they are not all bad. Rather, there are many things which are good and can attract man toward goodness. What is important, is for us to look at these things or at the world in general.
Can I, as a young fellow, look at life as a source of bliss or as a source of misery and distress? Can I feel the sense of beautifulness so as to enjoy much, or I should feel the pain of life? Can I feel free, or I should feel the sense of anxiety and dilemma?
Answering these questions differs from one person to another….perhaps we can find a great number of youths that can say we are looking at life as a source of happiness and bliss, or we are not tasting anything except goodness and we are feeling nothing except enjoyment. We don’t know how unhappiness is, rather we are always living in certainty; nothing is disturbing us.
But the matter is the opposite. There are good and bad in our surroundings, as well as, beneficial and harmful things. There is what may cause enjoyment, as well as, what may cause pain. Giving birth to a baby in a family, is good and enjoyable and likewise, the death of a known person in the community is painful. Sound health is good and beneficial, and sickness is at least painful. A friend may be sacrifice for us, or defy us when we need his help. It is possible that I may find a weak or bad teacher or it is possible that one of parents may be harsh, and the other lenient and soft.
Indeed, we see all these in our surroundings everyday, but that doesn’t mean that whenever we face any difficulty or anything that touches our feelings, we should become wretched, because life is mixed with good and bad. What makes us to attain bliss, is the way we play our part in our day to day affairs.
Thus, it is either that I, as young fellow, remove the dust on the spectacle which I am using to view things with, or that I must change it with a new spectacle which corresponds with my new view and opinion.
However, what do these words mean?
Indeed, they mean that we should set down new principles of vision.
1- We should always look at a container as if it is half full…not that it is half empty. This wisdom can make us see the goodness and beauty of something or a person, instead of concentrating on his evil and bad side. That is, if I wanted to become neutral and positive, first of all, I must not be negative; thus, some experts encourage that we should count someone’s goodness; not follow his weak side.