Moments Winging By...|Apr 11, 2008 5:11 AM| by:

Can or Cant?

No matter how many languages one knows or to what extent one is proficient in each, when you really look at the importance of words, two stand apart—can/cant. At any given point of time if one does a quick recap of one’s life, by and large for most it would be these two words that have defined and guided their lives. Translate them into any language across the world and they would still remain the most conspicuous. But what is important to understand is that they are not mere words – they are the defining labels of one’s personal attitude. To approach with the thought that one “can or cant” achieve the goal, irrespective of how small or big it is, speaks volumes about one’s character and determination. To observe how the “cants” transform in the course of one’s development into “cans” is a revelation and for one who is conscious of such change, it can be exhilarating.
Life is perpetually devising ways to teach us the tiniest of things – by becoming more aware of our approach to all that we come across, by simply noticing which of the two we are choosing—can or cant—we do have the power to turn our lives around and shape our nature and mould our personality. Now it is only time which will witness whether we will or we wont.