Influence of Company (April 2010)

Kaajal ki koathari mein kitno sayaano jaaye

Ek leek kaajal ki laagahi soa laagahi.

Meaning: The poet imagines a person going inside a dark room full of soot, however clever he may be and however hard he tries to avoid the soot he cannot do so. At least one dark line will definitely smear his clothes. In the same manner if a person mixes with Bad people their company will certainly leave some bad effects.

One of the keys to success in life is “Keeping Good Company”. The people around you affect the way you live your life and see your world. If you mix with people who are negative, angry or cynical gradually you get influenced by them and start becoming and thinking like them. On the other hand if you mix with people who think positive and are make right choices in life, you feel the positive energy by staying with them.

It is important to keep good company if you want to be successful in life. If you want to be a good writer, stay with some one who writes well. If you want to get good grades in school, stay with someone who is getting good grades. Their attitude towards learning will affect you in a positive way. People judge you by the company you keep. Your friends say a lot about the kind of person you are. Stay with friends who are good listeners and help you stay focused towards achieving your goal.

Assignment: Think of some one who you consider to be a good company and list 2 reasons of why you think they are positive influence.

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