What is self-development or self-improvement? Let us read an inspirational story that explains the relation between environment and self-improvement.
A king walked with his daughter early in the morning for a walk along the river.
And there they saw a strange scene. A shepherd was drinking dirty water where the sheep were drinking from.
The daughter said, does he not know that this is dirty water and not drinkable? Why is he still drinking?”
So the father said, “Daughter, this is all the effect of the environment. Therefore, he is behaving like this. However, the daughter did not accept it. No, Father, there is another reason. Well, the king said,” Daughter, if we change his environment, his way of life will also change.
After that, the king took the man to his house, kept him in his palace, fed him with him, and gave him the whole environment to live like himself. It is, therefore, changed his lifestyle.
Certainly, the above Story is Definitely a mirror for those who blame their compulsions behind their inhuman behavior.
Subsequently, after some time, the man’s lifestyle changed. One morning, at the breakfast table, the king secretly poured a small lump of clay into his glass, which made the water muddy.
When the man saw this water, he put the glass to one side and said I will not drink so much dirty water. Then the king said to his daughter, “Look, daughter, this is the same person.”
He who was drinking water with the sheep and his environment changed today. Therefore his life also changed. His lifestyle, behavior, and thinking also affected by the environment.
So this is the reality of life that our lifestyle depends upon our surroundings. Can we play with fire? is it possible to live in the middle of the sea forever? How safe it is to eat uncooked food for a long time? Can we do what is not made for us? However, the answer is always going to be no. Because we cannot do something we are not accustomed to. Therefore, we must be careful while selecting a certain type of environment.
If we live in an educated community our behavior will be different. what if we live with gangsters, we will be like them. Living alone for a long time we will be silent in nature. therefore we must adopt a reasonable environment. Though exceptions are always there.
Sometimes, we are not like what people predict. There may also be some reasons behind the specific behavior of someone. But great people never lose their credibility and standard.
We need to engage ourselves in the company of people with a positive approach. As it is mandatory for self-improvement. Therefore, for this purpose, we must find the secret of knowing ourselves.
There is a vast secret known to many ages. Thousands of people are waking up to discover it for themselves. This powerful knowledge, therefore, when applied, is enough to turn our troubles into peace.
Let us take compare two students in the same class. The first student has a positive community of friends. Second students have a negative friend community. Now ask yourself to compare both in terms of educational success. Definitely, your favorite will be the first one having a good environment around.
Hence we all need to focus on what is important and better for self-improvement. The current world is like a global village. There are equal opportunities for us to discover the positive and negative environment. Therefore, we must go where we can get positive communities to equip ourselves with basic tools for a successful life.
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