Raising words and not voice : Most of the time our anger wins us. We speak a lot of things which we regret later. We believe that who shouts loud will win. It is not the case, a polite sentence can do thousand things when a harsh sentence can’t do even a single thing.
Listen to your elders : We never listen when our parents advice us and regret later. Just listen, analyse and then take your decision instead of avoiding their suggestion and doing things exactly opposite just to taunt them.
Spend your hard earned money : Yes, be independent as soon as possible and take care of your own expenses. Track every single penny you spend. Lend money to someone who doesn’t pay back and learn a lesson, which you haven’t learnt from your dad.
Be afraid : No one knows when something comes up. When you drive a super fast sports bike, always think that there’s a family depending on you. This is just an example, be it spending money lavishly on unwanted things or trying to show yourself off compared to others. Fear, which keeps you in control of what not to do is always good. Be aware and be afraid. This doesn’t mean that you have to worry about the future if you get the essence of what I am saying.
Be a human : Just wearing ‘Being Human’ tees won’t make you a human. When you see someone on road, injured, go help them instead of waiting for someone else to do it. Don’t shop away the needy and don’t be greedy. Being human doesn’t mean that you have to spend your money for charity. Anything that helps a fellow human is counted for. Be it giving water to someone who is thirsty, food to someone who is hungry (and unable to get some) or lending you hand for a person who badly needs it.
These five things, in my opinion, will make you a better person.
Prabakaran Thodithot Sembiyan