I drop Vidur to school everyday.
The minute he enters and his bag is handed over to the teacher, I have to call his name out for him to respond
“Vidur, have a nice day”
Without looking back, he echoes the statement.
And goes in.
He meets the same people everyday
Goes to the same place everyday
Wears the same clothes everyday
Everyday is just like everyday
He enters with an enthusiasm that I can’t explain
He learns things he didn’t expect to
Or things he didn’t even know existed
He spends hours trying to make that house of books and goes at it again, goes at it again
And yet knows when he needs to move on
True entrepreneurs behave like kids
They are driven by a force most others can’t understand
And what’s seems a routine to others is actually not just everyday!
They say that I can move the mountains
And send them crashing into the sea
They say that I can walk on water
If I would follow and believe
with faith like a child
– Jars of Clay
I walk in home from work. My 2.5 year old sweetheart walks up to me and hugs me and sweetly asks, papa can I have 1 mentos? Sure, I said and have her one. She goes away and plays on her own. 10 no a later, Papa can I have 1 mentos. I give her one with a lil hesitation. She goes off and plays for another 15 mins. This time she swings by again and asks me sweetly, Papa can I have 2 mentos? Aashvi, you have had enough, no more, was my response. Without skipping a heartbeat she says: Oh ok, then can I have one last one then?
I’m still picking up my jaw off the floor. I just got schooled I. Negotation 101.
Haha! You got schooled indeed. This was fascinating