It does not behave all to become great and rise much higher than an average mortal. For, providence is rather partial capricious in the distribution of talents, and uncommon genius by virtue of which a few people can soar high in life. We cannot covet greatness and earn renown by more effort unless we are gifted by God to become a Rabindranath or a Napoleon. But there is no reason why we should not rule over the fate. There are many more riches in life than success and fame. Goodness is by no means inferior to greatness. In reality greatness is the crown of laurels embodying pride, vanity and honour but goodness is a wholesome food without which we cannot live. Perhaps we can do without fame and prosperity but not without human kindness to sweeten the breath of our life.
That’s why every man has been provided with immense capacity for becoming good if only he will take the trouble to cultivate his latent virtues. Kindness, politeness, forgiveness and consideration, sympathy, benevolence, the spirit of co-operation, are the finer instincts which we all possess in varying measure. But these virtues like tender seedlings have to be nursed with great care in order to ensure their healthy growth. All the times a man or a woman becomes incorrigibly vicious not because they were devoid of normal human instincts, but because they were not taught to exercise their Godly qualities.
We need goodness at every hour and every turn of our life. Every soul and every heart craves for it. We can relieve pain and mitigate all miseries with the milk of human kindness. A humble man can assume the grab of an angel if he knows what help he can render to his fellow beings in their hour of need. We applaud a famous man, but we genuinely love a good man. Goodness like mercy is doubly blessed _ it does not only create sunshine in the life of others but also brings the purest joy to the good man who serves others.
A man of honesty, integrity and character is a pillar of strength in society. He can uphold the moral values and guide the erring members of community. It is the mute sacrifice and unrecognized service of the noble hearts that have made the earth a fit place for living which other vise could have become a bare garden, a vicious den of selfish people.
Therefore, we should, out of a sheer sense of necessity, try to better ourselves, for the sake of others as well as our own happiness.