When I joined my Lucknow branch as its BM, my predecessor gave a complete profile of the branch, but he
cautioned me that Ashok was a crooked fellow, Randhir was a politician, Shyamveer is useless and so on.
I accepted what he said, but thought what should be the way out. Should I keep them work-free for their nuisance value? It was not acceptable. I allotted work after identifying what knowledge and good qualities they had. For example, I utilised the services of Randhir (politician) for business mobilisation, and it really worked well.
Nobody in this world is either completely good or completely bad. Everybody is unique in his or her own respects. Everybody can be useful, if we know his or her utility and we are ready to mould ourselves a bit to adjust.
We meet many people in life outside organisation and family every day. Sometimes suddenly someone collides at some point of life from nowhere and he or she becomes a life long friend. I always relish such a friendship or relationship, considering it a gift from the God.
The problem arises when we meet strangers, and start looking at with suspicion or at their shortcomings first. We instantly come to conclusion that he is rude, impolite, duffer and so on. We never realise that he may have some good qualities too. After all, who has no shortcomings? Only God can be perfect, not human beings.
We adore and admire pearls, but natural pearls are also not perfect in shape and look different from each other, unlike artificial pearls. Even a pair of shoes are not entirely same, if you look at deeply. Imperfection is the key and way of life, and so is the sweetness, if we accept and respect the imperfections.
We all like full moon that gives a feeling of completeness, when one can see people around in its bright light, but the darkness of the new moon gives an opportunity to see the reality when one finds all alone, when own shadow will not be there.
But the real inspiration comes from its halfness. Half moon in its incompleteness also looks beautiful and gorgeous, when it shows the way how to live and love oneself with whatever merits and flaws one has.
Perfection is definitely good, but what after achieving a perfect ten? Either saturation or downfall! Our imperfection inspires us to strive for improvement and excellence, that will keep us going, and that is the essence of life, the real life.