The Treasure

The train stopped at Gorakhpur junction.

He was selling books, on his small book stall and was sitting beside the small shelf he had.

I quickly glanced over the books he had on his shelf.

Autobiography of a Yogi, Steve Jobs, Question are the Answer, Chanakya Niti, and many others were the books which I was able to recognize immediately.

He had many others books, really world class books.

I saw him reading Tahelka magazine(known for its spicy news content with all the sting operations).

Fat, Grey haired, stubble, smelly and exhausted because the April heat, unaware of his surroundings and deeply engrossed in reading.

He had the books on his shelf which has already changed millions of lives and are still changing many. It certainly could have changed his life too, but he never tried reading any of them.

He was reading Tahelka instead.

He had no idea that he was sitting on a golden treasure.

Likewise, we, the people of Internet, have also a treasure, but it is a humongous treasure much much bigger than the bookstall of that guy.

We have the opportunity to learn things we want and develop any skill we need from this treasure.

We can connect to anyone in order to succeed in life through this treasure.

But, it is tragic to say that many people are like the bookseller and are using this treasure for entertainment purposes only.

We have been given a gift, we should use it for our growth.


Published by Faisal

I am Faisal , a software developer @ Oracle, Hyderabad. Trying again my hands on blogging after several failures. Apart from blogging, I like cycling, running, and clicking pictures(who doesn't), I like to be productive in general.

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