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Lifetop - At the Top of Life

It was a 8'O clock in the night during summers. I was trying to catch a rickshaw to go home. I was sweating badly. After waiting for 5 minutes, I managed to get a rickshaw. In the rickshaw, I was having trouble to adjust my laptop bag. Rickshaw wala asked me what was in the bag. I told him that it was a laptop. He heard that it was "lifetop". He thought that it was the device which makes life on the top, so he asked many questions on 'lifetop' device, which I answered patiently.

He wanted to know the secret to make his children's life on the top with this 'lifetop'. He explained his situation and told me that he had three children: one a newborn, another 3 years old, and the eldest one 10 years old, who was working at a mechanic shop. The rickshaw wala also told me that he had to make sure daily that his new born child had enough milk and his children have food to eat. He had one hope that some day he will get a lifetop device for his children so that they would be able to become like us. He wanted to know the secret but I didn't have any clue as we always think that the people like him are happier than us and we want to get rid of these devices. But there are many people in this world who dream of living the life we have. In the end when I got home I didn't have the change but he had a big heart to take 5 rupees less than the agreed amount. How many of us can give extra 5 rupees to a rickshaw wala if we don't have change? We call ourselves educated but lack humanity.
- by Vineet Pant

(Time Rays's View: Nowadays, people who are perceived as educated lack the basic life skills like humanity, humility, empathy, ambition, sincerity, willingness to work. We, the 'educated' class, live a fairly comfortable life but still complain a lot as if the whole responsibility of making this world survive has come on our heads. We don't value what we have and never are willing to really work for any purpose, which again we don't have. On the other hand, the people who have to struggle daily to meet ends, are aspirational and hopeful. They are hard working, but lack opportunities. Nation-building demands development of opportunities to those who are willing to work and strive for greatness, not those who just keep complaining.)

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One of the brilliant heart touching short story i have ever read. It is damn true that we had lost our humanity. The human within us will go and take the shape of a devil one day. Anyways i would say that this autowala skipped my heartbeat. Keep it up

 

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