Lesson for my son

I know it hurts when you put in effort supreme

And yet you are unable to realize your dream

The disappointment you feel when you work hard and yet

No reward or acknowledgment of your trouble you get

You know my child, your parents have gone through this too

And while I wish things could be better for you

It is a fact of life we all have to learn some day

Success is fickle, not to be counted on anyway…

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Let me tell you what our scriptures have taught

Perform your duty with diligence, but expect not

The fruits of your labor, because attachment to outcome

Ultimately brings lasting happiness seldom..

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Life is not a linear equation

In fact it is not an equation at all

Therefore if winning becomes a fixation

My dear child, you’re likely to fall…

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