News has always served me well. From being ready conversation starters to providing the much needed comebacks in office debates, they have always been handy for me.
But teaching me life lessons, has been a very recent addition to this list.
A couple of months back, binging on my daily dose of news digests, I came across a rather funny news-piece:
Mumbai Taxiwallas go on strike against rising Ola, Uber taxis in city
Irony surely died a million deaths in that line.
But then are we any better than a Mumbai Taxiwalla on any given average day of our lives?
In fits of rage, frustration and disappointment, we too charter a course of action that can only eventually assist our worst opposition. Not to forget force our best supporter to go looking for options that are invariably found in enemy camp.
And when that elusive promotion doesn’t find its way or a happy relationships suddenly decide to disappear, we remain in constant state of denial. Refuse to believe we could in any way have been the reason behind these results.
Three lessons that this news-piece taught me:
Sometimes our most tried and tested ideas backfire
No two situations are same
Think first. React later.
You tell me, what does this headline teach you further? How can you not be a Mumbai taxiwalla in this life!
Very interesting! You are so right. Those lessons from the news piece are bang on.
Glad you could relate to them Parul 🙂
Most of us totally fail at the last one. We react first and probably don’t even think later because of Ego. Thoughtful post.
Ego I agree is often the main reason why we flounder so much..
Interesting! I am wondering what happened after their strike.
Nothing. Obviously. That is the idea behind such futile events 😐
Your Monday musing makes us think.. a thoughtful write up.
A Rat’s Nibble
Glad they do so Meera 🙂
Slap to awake… strong post Rica. I so love reading your posts. Respect!!
Awww Tara I love having you over here always 🙂
Think first and react later, Something we’ll should follow. Interesting musings.
Glad you liked it Sheethal 🙂
Would I like me if i met me … mmm… yes .. no .. if …
you got me thinking about my next post perhaps…
Wow! Jayanthi write it and tell us all about it then 🙂
Irony did die a millions deaths in that line. Absolutely! And you are comparing us with Mumbai Taxiwalla?? I guess some of us are worse. With recent Award-returning facade and all the BS going over cow meat is exactly that. Rage.
In today’s day and age, people are following the motto “React first and think later” often with dangerous consequences :(.