Adjustment and acceptanceLife is full of adjustments. This is the most common dictum of life. There is nothing in it that isunacceptable. No harm in following it.
But there is a better dictum. Let us make our life happy with ‘acceptance’.
A life of adjustment is simply going along with an unhappy mind. It is a pretention of
‘everything is well’.
It is doing what we do not like. It is striving hard to avoid discomfort. It is suffering with a smile. It isphilosophizing about misfortune. It is a pretention of satisfaction.If there is no other option, adjustment is the best.But there is another option
Acceptance.Acceptance is not a way out. It is an option to live better.I am living in India. I have been to USA and Bahrain. I have read about other developed countries. I haveobtained satisfactory information about other nations in the world.I know that India is not a developed nation. This is a democratic nation where people are killed becauseof their political affiliation. Political election is a hard time in India. Women are respected by traditionbut laws are still under discussion. (2013 January). The Government and the public fail to observe eventraffic rules. Corruption is the curse of the nation. There are many negative aspects. But my country isgreat with its tradition, values, family system, social relationships, religious tolerance, respect and carefor elders, love for humanity, sages, philosophy, honour for religious leaders, patriotism, democracy etc.I believe that every nation has a positive side as well as a negative side.I am born in India, brought up in this country and live in this nation with its negative and positiveinfluences.This is the country where I am placed to live.This is the given circumstance where I am placed to live, dream, frustrate and finally become success.It is not practicable to go out of this nation and become success in another nation, for everyone.Some noble men and women have gone out of this nation, due to certain circumstance and have built asuccessful life in some other country. But that is not the general rule. This is not the way I have to seekfor success.I am personally feeling discomfort with the indiscipline of Indians in public life. I used to get angry withthe non-observance of traffic rules. etc.But I am aware that this is the given circumstance for me to live.What shall I do with all my discomforts and complains about my country?Adjust with them all. This will be the answer I may get from most of the people. But adjustment has allthe above said negative aspects.Is there a better way to live with all these?Adjustment is fine with strangers and temporary circumstances.We do not have to communicate, live, share (our life, dream, vision etc.) with strangers and temporarycircumstances.