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સેવાની ભાવના

     નીચેના વિડિયોમાં કોઈ ફિલસૂફી નથી. માત્ર સેવાની ભાવનાનું વૈજ્ઞાનિક વિશ્લેષણ છે. કદાચ આપણે તેની સાથે સહમત ન પણ થઈએ.

પણ નાનકડી સદભાવનાથી નાનકડી શરૂઆત કરીએ તો?

નાનકડી શિસ્ત પાળવાની ટેવ પાડીને – આમ

There’s a man out there, somewhere, who looks a little bit like the actor Idris Elba, or at least he did 20 years ago. I don’t know anything else about him, except that he once saved my life by putting his own life in danger. This man ran across four lanes of freeway traffic in the middle of the night to bring me back to safety after a car accident that could have killed me. And the whole thing left me really shaken up, obviously, but it also left me with this kind of burning, gnawing need to understand why he did it, what forces within him caused him to make the choice that I owe my life to, to risk his own life to save the life of a stranger? In other words, what are the causes of his or anybody else’s capacity for altruism?

But first let me tell you what happened. That night, I was 19 years old and driving back to my home in Tacoma, Washington, down the Interstate 5 freeway, when a little dog darted out in front of my car. And I did exactly what you’re not supposed to do, which is swerve to avoid it. And I discovered why you’re not supposed to do that. I hit the dog anyways, and that sent the car into a fishtail, and then a spin across the freeway, until finally it wound up in the fast lane of the freeway faced backwards into oncoming traffic and then the engine died. And I was sure in that moment that I was about to die too, but I didn’t because of the actions of that one brave man who must have made the decision within a fraction of a second of seeing my stranded car to pull over and run across four lanes of freeway traffic in the dark to save my life.And then after he got my car working again and got me back to safety and made sure I was going to be all right, he drove off again. He never even told me his name, and I’m pretty sure I forgot to say thank you.

So before I go any further, I really want to take a moment to stop and say thank you to that stranger.

આ વાત આખી વાંચવી હોય તો અહીં ‘ક્લિક’ કરો.

2 responses to “સેવાની ભાવના

  1. pragnaju September 19, 2016 at 6:32 am

    So before I go any further, I really want to take a moment to stop and say thank you to that stranger.

  2. jagdish48 September 20, 2016 at 2:01 am

    પ્રત્યેક સંસ્કૃતિની માનસિકતા અલગ અલગ છે. ભારતીય સંસ્કૃતિમાં નાનપણથી જ ગાય-કુતરાને રોટલી ખવડાવવાની ટેવ પડે છે. વાત નાની લાગે પણ તે બાળકના મનમાં દયા અને પરોપકારની ભાવના જરુરથી વિકસાવે. વક્તાના કહેવા પ્રમાણે ‘human nature is fundamentally selfish, that
    we’re only ever really motivated by our own welfare.’ એવું અપણે ત્યાં નથી. બાળકો નાનપણથી ઘરના માણસોના વર્તન જોઈને વિકાસ પામે છે સાથે સાથે તેમના મગજ પણ.

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