Since my childhood I’ve always wondered why people are so crazy about cricket. In my family, too, everyone was crazy for this game. My mom, dad & brother and now my son. But anyhow this is not the question today, as today is Mr. Sachin Tendulkar’s day. I know I must be among those thousand people who must be writing on him right now. As he completely deserves this attention. I don’t know much about him, except that he is the God of cricket, but as a philosopher I observe him, his politeness, his humbleness, his dedication towards his passion, his honesty, his calmness, his mannerism, his character, his way of dealing with situations among the other traits. His dedication towards his family is also commendable.
And now while I’ve read the book, “Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand, my view of observing people have really changed. I see him as a person, who have enjoyed himself throughout his life by doing the thing he loves the most. And by being honest to himself only he has been stayed honest to the world. He has entertained us, made us laugh, has raised our heartbeats by bis performances and in turn we have given him our love and respect. He is a person with focused ego, the ego which keeps him on his path always. And when the ego is focused, a person thinks or acts for his passion only. As this is the only thing which makes him happy, gives him satisfaction and keeps him on track. And through this only someone can give something to the society, to the world. This too is a form of altruism.*
This is the point where opposites start to feel the same. Focused ego towards one’s passion equals altruism, selfless service to the world.
Hats off to you Mr. Tendulkar. We respect you for your honesty, for your passion and the way you handle things.
Happy day friends!!!
*altruism- disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.