JournalismPakistan.com December 15, 2013
Ten things you should not take seriously and your life will be the better for it:
Your designation: It counts for diddley squat and was given to you by someone else anyway, so it can be taken back just as easily.
Your address: Stop using it as a shield or badge of honor. It is only bricks and mortar.
VIPS you know: Don’t drop names, it is all a passing parade and you should stand on your own pedestal not cling to someone else’s.
Losing at a game: It is not such a big deal, stop working yourself up over it.
Relatives: They come with the territory, live with it, they’ll be there for you when you need them.
Social climbing: Networking is fine but don’t make it a consuming fetish. If you are not invited, be relieved not miserable.
Yourself: You aren’t such a hot shot even though you think you are and the earth doesn’t move when you do something and that is thunder not celestial applause for you.
Your wealth: Good for you but don’t buy company or attention and frankly, if you aren’t giving it to the other guy what does he care what you have…it does not make you a better person.
Your enemies: Contempt is the subtlest form of revenge. The more lightly you treat them the more you will annoy them.
Rage: Don’t get mad. Get even.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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