A neighbor came to Mulla Nasrudin for an interpretation on a point of law.‘My cow was gored by your bull. Do I get any compensation?’‘Certainly not. How can a man be held responsible for what an animal does?’‘Just a moment,’ said the crafty villager. ‘I am afraid I got the question back to front. What actually happened was that my bull gored your cow.’‘Ah,’ said the Mulla. ‘The matter seems to be complicated. Let me look up the book of precedents, for there may be other factors involved which are relevant and which could alter the case.”
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Question : I wanted to become an IAS officer. However, as I understand the ground realities in India more and more, I have become disgruntled. Everything seems meaningless amidst the great loot done by corrupt people. What do I do?
Answer - By Awdhesh Singh,
Let me tell you a small story before I answer your question.
This is how men invent their logic to serve their self-interest and to validate their point of view.
One of the greatest craft of our mind is to invent a logic that supports our point of view and then making us believe that such (self invented) logic are actually true.
We are good at fooling others but we are at our best to fool ourselves.
Your logic varies depending on your present state of mind.
It is apparent from your question that you are employed in a good job and you know that you have to leave your job to try your luck for IAS. Since, IAS is extremely difficult to get into, you are also scared for choosing this option. Hence, your mind has invented a good logic to prove the IAS officers lead a pathetic life so that you can avoid the risk and be happy where you are.
However, if by any chance, you change your mind tomorrow, you can yourself see the fallacy of your logic and the advantages of being an IAS officer.
The fact is that corruption and fraud is prevalent in India (or any other country like India) in all walk of life almost in same proportion. There are corrupt IAS officers and there are also honest IAS officers in Government just like there are honest and dishonest businessman, leaders, teachers, cricketers, journalists etc.
There are problems and frustrations everywhere and there are joy and satisfaction everywhere.
Please choose your career to achieve joy and satisfaction and not to avoid problems and frustrations.
Be positive and think for positive things in life.
(Source- Quora digest)