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A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Man is only great when he acts from passion.

                                     - Benjamin Disraeli

We have great leaders who inspired not only in their life time, but their writings continue to stir generations ahead.

Abraham Lincoln is a leader of this rare blend.  He has a special place in my heart.  The reason is that he showed to the world how a man could lift from a heap of failures.  

One could learn a lot from this guiding light.  More than after a century and half, Lincoln again came to limelight in 2009 when US President Barack Obama took oath on Lincoln's Bible.  Both leaders have charismatic personalities and they have one similarity i.e.  both rose to presidency from Illinois State.

Lincoln  practiced law for nearly 25years and his emphasis always remained on self-education. To ratify this fact, you could find in his autobiography of 1860 where he wrote that he 'studied with nobody'.

 His distilled wisdom reflects in his writings.   In one of his acclaimed  letters written to Isham Reavis on November 5, 1855, Lincoln gave these immortal words :

If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.   It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading.    The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places.   Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.

It is true that once you aim for a higher thing and  if perseverance remains with you, then success follows you like a shadow.

From my childhood onwards, I have a passion to write, but that dream was in cold storage until 2011. When unsatisfactory work life forced me dry, I turned inward and started reading with new vigour and that accidentally took me to my forgotten path i.e. writing. The whole idea of this writing reaffirms my passion  and I am quite enjoying this saga  than any  other daily chores.

Through writing,  you could  refine your concept and your prose becomes richer with age and experience !

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