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A farmer slandered his neighbor. Realizing his mistake, he went to the preacher to ask for forgiveness. The preacher told him to take a bag of feathers and drop them in the center of town. The farmer did as he was told. Then the preacher asked him to go and collect the feathers and put them back in the bag. The farmer tried but couldn’t as the feathers had all blown away. 

When he returned with the empty bag, the preacher said, “The same thing is true about your words. You dropped them rather easily but you cannot retrieve them, so be very careful in choosing your words.”

It is human nature to get occupied with many other tasks and to vent out our emotions by speaking harsh words to others. When you’re not scoring good marks in mocks, when you’re not following your daily schedule, or when you are falling behind to complete the humongous syllabus, you feel overburdened. And when your parents ask you to come for lunch or dinner, you will get disturbed and shout at them. You show your displeasure to them. You feel you’re a serious aspirant and no one should disturb you. You feel your parents are not understanding your commitment level. Hence, you justify your act of careless words.

But remember, they’re the ones who always care for your betterment. To make it clear, they’re not really worried that you are going to become DM or not. What they actually want is your real happiness, peaceful living and fulfilled life. Unfortunately, you take them for granted and use them as your punching bags for your frustration. Luckily, They won’t take your words to heart. They know your struggles. They can feel your pain of failures. But they’re also humans. Sometimes, your words might really hurt them. Sometimes, that may go beyond a repairable wound. Hence, always be mindful when you’re speaking with your loved and dear ones. Don’t lose them in the race to gain the rank in some competitive exam. Because they’re the reason you are trying to achieve this dream for.