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issue #2

George Bernard Shaw once said , "The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them"; and he couldn't have been more right.

Not only do we foolishly cling to defunct static precepts regarding religion and social traditions, we obstinately stick to our notions regarding the people we associate with, irrespective of changing circumstances and character. I still tend to treat my brother as the kid he was ten years back disregarding the fact that he maybe better suited to take his own decisions now. You feel your best friend is not as warm and welcoming as before and you go on blaming him/her, without giving a passing thought of how things might have changed over the years, that they might have different priorities in their life now.

We all believe that change is the only permanent thing in this world and yet ew fail to acknowledge it. This is the 'only' reason for the incomprehensible bitterness that sometimes creep into our relationships. So the next time (and everytime ) you meet someone ( and everyone ), remember to 'measure' them anew in the light of passing time; all your grudges will disappear and new horizons will open up - who knows, you may even find your best friend in your bitterest foe of yesteryears!



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