"Youth & Age - Zeal & Wisdom"

  • talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” - Calvin Coolidge.
  • “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” - Albert Einstein.
  • “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” - Alexander Hamilton.
  • “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” - Vivian Greene.

Further Reading:

1. Poems:

  • 'If ' - by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'Invictus' - by William Ernest Henley
  • 'Young & old' - by Charles Kingsley

2. Books:

  • 'Living with Honour' - by Shiv Khera
  • 'Principles of Success' - by Jack Canfield

3. Song from a Hindi Movie :- ‘Toofaan Aur Diya’

Nirbal se ladaai balwaan ki -2 Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki -2

Ek raat andhiyaari, thi dishaaye kaari-kaari Mand-mand pawan tha chal raha Andhiyaare ko mitaane, jag mein jyot jagaane Ek chhota sa diya tha kahin jal raha Apni dhun mein magan, uske tan mein agan Uski lau mein lagan bhagwaan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

Kahin door tha toofaan... Kahin door tha toofaan, diye se tha balwaan Saare jag ko masalne machal raha Jhaad ho ya pahaad, de woh pal mein ukhaad Soch-soch ke zameen pe tha uchhal raha Ek nanha sa diya, usne hamla kiya -2 Ab dekho lila vidhi ke vidhaan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

Duniya ne saath chhoda, mamta ne mukh moda Ab diye pe ye dukh padne laga -2 Par himmat na haar, man mein marna vichaar Atyaachaar ki hawa se ladne laga Sar uthhaana ya jhukaana, ya bhalaai mein mar jaana Ghadi aayi uske bhi imtehaan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

Phir aisi ghadi aayi - 2, ghanghor ghata chhaayi Ab diye ka bhi dil laga kaanpne Bade zor se toofaan, aaya bharata udaan Us chhote se diye ka bal maapne Tab diya dukhiyaara, wah bichaara besahaara Chala daau pe lagaane, (baazi praan ki) - 4 Chala daau pe lagaane, baazi praan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

Ladte-ladte woh thaka, phir bhi bujh na saka -2 Uski jyot mein tha bal re sachchaai ka Chaahe tha woh kamzor, par tooti nahi dor Usne bida tha uthhaaya re bhalaai ka Huwa nahi woh niraash, chali jab tak saans Usse aas thi prabhu ke wardaan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

Sar patak-patak, pag jhatak-jhatak Na hata paaya diye ko apni aan se Baar-baar waar kar, ant mein haar kar Toofaan bhaaga re maidaan se Atyaachaar se ubhar, jali jyot amar Rahi amar nishaani balidaan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki Nirbal se ladaai balwaan ki Ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki


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Good Afternoon Sir, I went through your post. As we are today’s youth our focus should be on becoming better citizen tomorrow rather than assuming best ourselves in this initial stage only. I really liked it. Can you please add few points on what exactly do the youth today should follow to be a better citizen tomorrow? Will appreciate your immediate response.

Dear Sruthi, It was indeed a pleasure to interact with you and a few other ‘Nalandans’ during my recent visit to your institution. As regards your query about what Youth should aim to follow to be better citizens. I call your attention to the attachment to the article ‘Youth & Age’ in this site. With Best wishes P.T. Choudhary

hello sir, we met in the library.. :) you must have noticed by now that as soon as we finished speaking, Tania and I were heading up to the computers to check this site, a pleasurable experience indeed. I just wanted to let you know that; Today’s youth, has a lot of potential. All the politicians of this era are emulating each other, getting corrupted and in fact, after the 2G scam, all the exteriors have been stripped, revealing their dark and morbid interiors, that they would go so low to attain meager sums of money. No young leader has shown such levels of corruption, though there are a few cases of it (i wont disagree) its not on such a large scale. so in my opinion, the youth just needs a little trust, and our world will turn itself around :) I don’t mean to be prejudiced, yet, I believe that age is not a factor, to be taken to consideration whilst choosing leaders.

Dear Karan, As regards ‘Youth& Age’, corruption is not a characteristic of Age, though ofcourse there will be more opportunities for corruption as time passes. I agree that age is not a factor to be taken into consideration whilst choosing Leaders, but experience & maturity are essential, and I would like to know how one can get these without growing old in the process. See the essay on “bringing our money back from foreign Banks” to better understand the difference between corruption,a moral & ethical issue, and illegal, a purely man made issue. I would also request you to re-read the essay on “Age& Youth” after that.-Looking forward to your comments on these and the other essays, such as on ‘Stone Pelting’, ‘Austerity’, ‘Education’ etc…Best Wishes… P.T.

Sir, Good evening! Thanks for such a nice article that I have read. I feel that For country like India, combination of dynamic youth & judgmental experienced will do. Every Indian child is raised teaching “respect your elders” at home. With guardianship of seniors youth will become more powerful & real heroes for creating a better society faster than knowledged working alone. Regards.

This is first article I have read. Very interesting topic..Admire your versatility in writing and quoting from various sources. Well written article. I have an observation.. Anna Hazare, in spite of his age, has shown enthusiasm of an Young person in taking up the cause of removing corruption. Similarly some young leaders have shown wisdom beyond their age.. ( Scindia junior, Sachin Pilot).. At the same time Rahul is identified as a Youth Congress Leader.. How do we differentiate.. With best wishes and regards raghu

Hi! Raghu, Thanks for your comments.As regards Anna Hazare & the young who are wiser than their age – that is exactly what I’m saying. Age is not the only criterion of wisdom, as some grow older but do not grow wiser, but even those that do keep growing wiser as they too age. I look forward to your comments on the other articles too.Best Wishes…P.T.

Thanks Radhakrishna Garu, Do read the other articles too. Best Wishes.. P.T.

Your Message to youth is short and interesting. So I am publishing your extract in our annual magazine of ideanexus.com .I hope you will permit me. I will post you a hard copy after it is published

Tuhin Today’s problem with youth is DRUNK AND RASH DRIVING. Many are loosing life and causing worry to their beloved.You may write about this point. I am planning to Put in web site idatanexus.com. and get Pledge from the youth from all over the world. “YOUTH THINK& TAKE OATH. PROMISE NOT TO resort DRUNK & DRIVE. LIFE IS MORE VALUABLE THAN THRILL” I WOULD LIKE TO LINK OUR SITE IDEAZ4INDIA.COM after your article on youth.


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