I heard this true incident from my dad today. This probably happened few years ago – “A snake was wandering out in the forest, a vulture targeted the snake and grabbed it from the ground. While the vulture was flying taking the snake along, the snake slipped from its beak and fell on the ground. There was a man waiting at the railway crossing and the snake fell on him and due to the shock caused by the impact, bit the man. The man died due to snake bite and while the snake tried to escape, the vulture grabbed it back again.”
The story above describes life’s uncertainty from two perspectives – One from the man’s perspective which was nothing but sheer bad luck. Let’s just say he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. As for the snake, it was unfortunate too, it got picked up by the vulture, was able to escape only to be caught by the vulture again and in the process it harmed the man too.
We face such people in our everyday life too. People who go down because of their mistakes but in the process take few other people along with them too. For example – there was this incident I heard in my company few years ago. I was working for this company which deals with lot of customer data and one of the employees there did something that would put customer’s information at risk. Needless to say the company was responsible for the loss of the customer’s data and as a result fired the employee as well as his boss.
Firing the employee because he tampered with the data but they fired the boss just to show to others in the company how serious they are about protecting customer information. The boss in this case was the unfortunate person.
As we start the new week, all I can say is let us prepare to live each day like it was our last and give our full energy into making it our best one.