What A Waste Of Life – Great Lesson from Saudi Arabia!

timeAn old man in a small city in Saudi Arabia was breathing his last. People came to visit him. One of them asked the old man to speak a few words of advice guidance to lead life before he departed this world. The old man said:

“During my youth when I was around 20 years old I was very much energetic and enthusiastic, I thought I can change the world and solve all its problems and started working in the cause. Days passed by and I became 30 years old and the World was where it was 10 years ago and that made me realize maybe I should lower my ambitions so thought I better at least change my country though not the world. As time passed, when I became 40 years old I realized trying to change the people of my country was nothing but a waste of time since they were millions and it was very difficult to change all of them. I decided to further lower my ambitions so I thought I must change the people of my city, but they did not wish to change either. When I grew very old, by this time I was around 60 years of age I thought I should at least try changing my family members. Thought it was an easy task, but there also I found my efforts and the little time I had go waste”

On my death bed I now realize…..…that if I had worked on changing myself by getting rid of the imperfections in me and overcoming my own shortcomings, perhaps I would have found my family members change. Considering the good behavior and conduct of my family members perhaps the whole town would have got influenced and changed. Looking at the progress and development of a whole town perhaps the people of my country would have been influenced. And perhaps looking at the people of my country the whole world might have been influenced and changed.

Dear Readers, Could you please provide a good moral for the story? 

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59 Responses to What A Waste Of Life – Great Lesson from Saudi Arabia!

  1. Saidalavi October 1, 2015 at 3:02 PM #

    It is obsolutely right to say the changes that we like to see on others should be commences on ourselves. Then grataully The whole world will be changed . Changes can be begun from ones life first.

  2. Muhammad Suleman September 25, 2015 at 3:41 PM #

    Change not means that if person sleeps in night then he should start sleeping in day time. But, change should be of habits which should be benficiary to a nation and not injuring the integrity of country. Simliarly all perons to replicate as whole nation.

  3. zubida August 17, 2015 at 1:50 PM #

    why we don’t change we hear a lot ,see a lot,but nothing change .

    • Muhammad Suleman September 25, 2015 at 3:32 PM #

      All people are not working in same sector of life so every one person should try to change him and that is possible and that is change.

  4. Ahmed August 11, 2015 at 6:33 PM #

    You can not change people because life is a big exam that man is supposed to pass for that at the end is rewarded by heaven or hell but everyone must do his best without worry if the results are good or bad