Upset, Raju returned home empty handed. His pet, Jaggu, followed him as he reached the gate with an empty basket in his hand. When he entered the gate, Raju
told his grandmother, “There
are no brinjals and tomatoes left
on the plant,” and frowned.
His grandmother smiled. She replied,
Raju, the only thing about life that everyone needs to know is that things around you keep changing. If man does not change or adapt as per the situation, he will never be happy. If there are no brinjals, there would be something else in store for us. You just need to
Raju still looked confused.
His grandmother then tied her old walking sticks one on top of another and said, “See,
these are my old sticks. Not one of them is strong enough to help me walk anymore, so I tied them all up and will use it for putting wet clothes on the line to dry. This is adaptation. Let me see how you adapt to this vegetable situation. Remember you
sometimes have to think a little and dig deeper if you want something.”