Adyar Gopal Parivar
|Do not wait for
Help from God
God can not help us if we do not help
ourselves. Asking for help is not a sign of
weakness. We can not do everything by
ourselves. We need help from all quarters to
be able to manage our life.
If a man is trying to locate his friend's
house in an unfamiliar town then he should
get help from a local resident and ask for
directions. If a student finds the Mathematics
problem impossible to solve then he should
get help from his Math teacher. If a rider can
not start his bike then he should get help
from a mechanic. At home, if you find sugar
got exhausted and you have the water
boiling for a cup of tea, then it is an
emergency. You can step out and press the
door bell switch of your neighbour and ask
for some sugar explaining the circumstances
of your predicament.
From the age of 6 the child develops
self-consciousness and wants to get things
done by herself. Once the child begins to go
out by herself from the age of 14 onwards,
then there is a problem of lack of resources
such as money and confidence. This is the
time when the child should feel free to seek
help from the parents. The child lay bare his
or her difficulties in front of the parents and
seek help. The children are under the care of
the parents until they attain majority which is
completion of 18 years of life.
The parents should encourage the children
to speak and act openly and develop
fearlessness and intimacy. The children will
be better off if they realize that their parents
are their best friends, and the parents should
behave kindly and sympathetically for any
wrongs that the children commit out of
ignorance.The other day a lady had a big
suitcase stuck in the overhead rack of her
bus she was travelling in. She could not pull
it out. She politely requested a co-passenger
to help her in getting the suitcase pulled out.
We should practice the art of seeking help.
We should learn how to scream for help. A
patient in a ward has a bell to call the nurse
when help is needed. But such a call bell is
not available when a man slips and falls in
the bathroom. There he should learn how to
scream for help so that the people in the
house will hear his scream and try to help
him. If the bathroom door is locked then the
door may have to be broken open.
DO NOT WAIT FOR HELP FROM GOD
By Mohan Shenoy
By Mohan Shenoy
|Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai
The adolescent children are shy to ask for
help in the matters related to their health.
The age between 6 and 18 is an age of
trials and tribulations for an adolescent.
Before the age of six a child would scream
for help and the parents are there to see
what is wrong.
If the parents are considerate enough to
excuse the mistakes of the children and help
to correct them, then the child will approach
the parents for help in any subsequent
difficulties. There should be a sign hung in
the house reading 'May I help you?'
We need help from the police more often
now than in the past. Unfortunately the
general public is hesitant to call the police.
The use of the telephone number 100 which
is the number to call the police is not in use
as much as it should be. This is because
the police department has not developed
the requisite confidence in the public on
their response to pleas for help. Yet, when
we do need to report an incident or an
accident that requires police action, then we
can not escape from our duty.
In any case, our attitude should be to
seek help as quickly as possible when we
are in trouble. There is no need to become
disheartened and brood over the matter. No
attempt should be made to keep the matter
private and loose precious time by which the
problem only gets worse. It is better to save
ourselves than our privacy.
One of the ways to seek help is to
obtain information about the problem.
Information is available in reference books.
We should refer to the dictionary if we have
difficulty in correctly spelling a word. It is as
simple as that. Information is available on
the internet also. Any information about
anything is available on the internet. If we
know the reasons for our difficulties and find
out the solutions to get over them, then we
might be able to tackle the situation better. A
little bit of research is required to find
solutions to complex problems. If there is a
will there is a way. If we pursue the search
for answers, then we can find them by
seeking help from all available quarters.
If we sit on our problems hoping that
God will solve them then we will be soon
disappointed. No one will help us if we do
not seek and accept help from
WRITTEN BY MOHAN SHENOY
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