Pearls Of Wisdom
Pearls Of Wisdom
I was very much excited on the day, when I was about to join my new office. I touched my grandpa's feet and sought his blessings. He pointed his finger towards the picture of three wise monkeys hanging on the wall of our house. My grandpa can't speak but his 'pearls of wisdom' that he had always showered upon me in silence, have always guided me.
As I entered my new office, I was called to the cabin of Mr Arora who was the CEO and my boss. He was a notorious drunkard and he offered me a drink to celebrate the occassion. I was lured by the sight of the bubbling yellow liquid in the glass. But before it could make me succumb to its charms, the picture of the three wise monkeys came to my mind. I closed my eyes and quickly walked out of the cabin. A little later, the managing director of our company came for a secret visit and caught Mr Arora red-handed while drinking in the office. He was fired immediately. I heaved a sigh of relief as it could have been my plight, if I hadn't backed out. I futtively thanked the three wise monkeys.
Then my subordinate, Mr Murthy came to my cabin. He was in close competition his colleague Mr Mehra. He brought to my notice about the decline in the efficiency of his Mr Mehra. The picture of the three monkeys came to my mind again. I understood that he was making use of the opportunity to taint his competitor's reputation. Instead of believing him blindly, I turned a deaf ear to him.
Mrs Ahuja, who worked as a clerk in our office reported to duty late that day. I was of course a bit outraged by her arriving late at the office and felt like pouring the venom of my anger on her. But then, I thought of the three wise monkeys and learned to reign my tongue. I called her to my cabin and enquired about the issue. She told me that she had an ailing son to take care at her home. I pardoned her on humanitarian basis and in turn she agreed to work for extra hours, once her son gets better.
And in this way, I completed my first day at the office without any burden of sin upon my soul. As I left for home, I thought of the three monkeys and realized that the world would have been a better place to live, if each one us had understood the value of the pearls of wisdom showered upon us by the three wise monkeys.