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A Good Teacher

There was a Boy named Ted. He was always shabbily dressed. None of the students liked him. Most of the days he used to get scolded by his class teacher due to his low marks. Every parents-teacher meeting, he would be alone and the class teacher would scold him for not bringing his parents. But he never said anything to his teacher.

One day Ted did not come to school. His class teacher tried to call his parents but nobody answered the call. It’s been few days since he had attended school and the teacher got worried. His teacher decided to visit Ted’s home. He travelled at least 10 Km and he reached a village. He asked directions from people there and came to a small house.

He saw Ted there with his Mother. Ted was surprised to see his teacher. He invited him inside and offered him water. Teacher saw that Ted’s mother was ill and that he was the only one who was taking care of his Mother. His father had passed away when he was a baby and his Mother used to work as a maid to earn for them. But since his Mother was ill , Ted had to sew dolls to get money at least for food and then he would cycle daily 10 km to school as there was no school in that village.

The teacher asked Ted “Why did you not share your situation when I was scolding you?”. Ted replied “I thought you hated me just like how the students hate me for looking dirty and getting low grades”. The teacher answered “Ted, I scolded you not because of how you looked. You are my student and it does not matter if you are rich or poor. I scolded you so that you can improve. I know you have the potential to do better. I wanted you to show other students that you are equally capable.” Ted cried and hugged his teacher. Teacher asked him to resume school after few days leave.

Ted went to school after a week. He was looking entirely different now. He was still wearing his dirty clothes but he was happy now. He stopped looking at other students instead he concentrated in his studies. He passed the class exam with highest marks. It was not his situation that stopped him from moving forward. Only thing this boy needed was a good Teacher.

You can watch the video version here https://youtu.be/UYfRNNZUC2s

Saying No

How many of you think saying No is rude? We all hesitate to say No only because we are afraid of what others might think of us.

You are invited to a marriage and you instantly say Yes. But in your mind you remember that you already have another appointment or already busy that day. But still you cant go back and say No. You wait till the day before the marriage date and say… “ hey how’s your marriage preparation going on? You know what.. I suddenly caught fever. I might not be able to travel tomorrow. But still I will try.” So here you have again delayed the process of saying No and added a lie to it as well. But you did it to not hurt the other person’s feeling.

Next day you message them instead of calling “ Hey.. sorry could not attend your marriage. I am still not well. Will visit you when I get time. Congrats Buddy!” Here you lied again and you still are unable to say No.

We are in a constant fear of rejecting someone, their opinions, their invites, their beliefs. We think if we say No they will get angry, walk away, they might do the same to us, their feelings get hurt.

But saying Yes is just a process of delaying when you will eventually say No.

Some of you may have come across situations in your life where you are asked to do something you don’t like. You hate it but to keep them happy you say Yes. Everything goes sweet and happy but there comes one day when you are no longer able to say Yes. You express your disagreement and you see they turn against you. They just want you to say Yes, no matter what happens to you. It does not matter to them that you are happy or not. Maybe this situation might have been avoided if you had said No at the start. Maybe they might not get this angry at you.

Politely say No by saying “Thank you but sorry I am already booked”, “I respect your opinion but I don’t think it will work for me”, “Thank you but I will pass this one”.

So here are some of the advantages of saying No

  • You respect yourself.
  • You become brave.
  • You stand up for yourself.
  • You take control of your life.
  • You get rid of unwanted worry.
  • You don’t give false hope to someone.
  • You come to know another person’s true behavior.
  • You save your time.
  • You start enjoying what you like.
  • You stay away from people who really don’t like you.
  • You no longer take unwanted stress.
  • You make your own decisions.

You don’t have to accept things you are not okay with.

Father’s Love

This little story is about a Father( Rishab) who works hard to earn for his family. He sacrifices his needs to feed his family and keeps his family happy even though he’s tired and struggling.

This is my first short story which I have tried to make in a comic style. Well.. you might find some mistakes in it. This is a very basic story but it made me realize how much effort it takes to write and edit. I should really appreciate people who write stories, novels, scripts as they spend long hours, days, months and even years to make it interesting to us. I remember when I used to read comic books and novels. It was really fun! I should start reading again.