Rebel as I was at one point of time in my life, I think I still have the shades of it in me. But thank God that by His grace not only do I identify when these shades of resistance come in me but I am also deliberately working with God to be humble. So I do understand how so many young people from the current generation are.
Yesterday myself and Vinay experienced something that opened my eyes to reality. Actually the employees that are working for us are very nice, but yes I’ve had experience with defiant employees in the past and sadly enough they were asked to leave.
There is a call centre right next to our office. The employees of the centre perpetually smoke outside our office in spite of smoking being banned in the building. And the smoke of their cigarettes would enter our office and make the atmosphere suffocating for everyone who works here. In spite of repeated requests and subsequent warnings, for almost two years, things didn’t change. So yesterday we were forced to take legal action against them.
But what I saw in these youngsters was very disturbing to me. It was rebellion. These are the young generation of our country but I could see that all that they are interested in is making money then merry with it.
But life is not all about money and merry. There needs to be a substantial foundation for every individual to live their life. We can’t keep going to a luxury hotel, enjoying the luxury and not pay the bill.
The bill does come and we can’t escape paying it. Same way in our life we could keep enjoying living our life in a merry not caring about people around us, being defiant, being rude, being arrogant, but don’t forget that bill is also getting accumulated and no one else but we will have to pay.
The amazing way’s of God’s life is that no one else pays the bill for us except for our own self. I’ve paid a very huge price in my life for it for many years, so I know. We’ve western countries as example in front of our eyes who have had to pay a hefty bill for doing what we are trying to imitate and we think that we are ‘cool dudes’.
So all you young precious people of God I want to request you to put a break to your life and ask yourself, ‘Where am I headed? Before you pop in that cigarette or the drugs in your mouth, love yourself and ask yourself am I abusing myself, is this the right direction for me?’ The parties, the friends, the drugs, that I am with, are they adding anything good to my life that will help my future.
Because remember you are with you right now and you will be with you till the end of your time, not your friends, drugs, cigarettes or parties, but definitely the damage of this all will stay with you– Shalini Mehta