Topic: Quotation based
6. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” bring out what the quote means to you in the present context.(250 words)
Reference: quote based question
Why this question:
The question is based on a quotation by a moral thinker.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the inherent message that is being conveyed by the quote and its relevance to ethics and morality principles in general.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the quote; it’s meaning.
The statement puts forth a situation that represents two acts, one of child who represents innocence, unaware of the consequences of his act and the other of man who represents mature, well-developed human minds with full knowledge of consequences. Child does not know the consequence of his act; his act is all performed in innocence and hence could be forgiven. On the other hand, men are well educated, capable of making educated and well informed decisions for their act, however they are lacking valor and courage to face the light of the truth. They are afraid of the consequences of representing the truth in its absolute form. Hence they take the shade of the dark and misrepresent the truth which is unpardonable.
Conclude that only when a man understands his very nature of existence he can spend a joyful life with full human potential. True nature of existence means to accept the basic realities of life and live accordingly. In order to live a joyful life one must raise his inner conciseness. An ignorant man spends full life with greed and desire which remains unfulfilled while a realized men spends life with full appreciation of its existence.