A sculpture discarded a statue with a small scratch which will never be noticed by anyone as it is to be installed at an height of 15 feet. When someone asked the sculpture 'Why are discarding when no one will know the scratch'.
The sculpture replied that he knows there is a scratch in the nose of the statue and he is least bothered for anyone's opinion for validating his piece of art.
Ilayaraja the famous music director always used to say 'If you put your signature in everything you do, then it will become a master piece like Monalisa painting'. Hence Excellence is habit as Aristotle said 2000 years ago. When you work for others appreciation you can never produce a master piece. It is difficult to appreciate but true.
In a social gathering I was watching every individuals dressed up to best of their ability to get noticed!! In this whole crowd there was no one really keen to notice others and was busy in themselves waiting for someone to say 'they are looking gorgeous'. In fact it was not a true 'gathering' but a Crowd of lone people' looking for attention to fill their empty feeling. Physical gathering does not mean anything as even in VT station there is a gathering.
It was strange that the husband does not notice what his better off is wearing. When we are feeling 'empty' inside we crave for attention and in that state excellence is not possible. When you are full unto yourself like the sculpture, you will leave a legacy in this planet.
Please remember, there is no one out there waiting to notice you because they are busy with themselves waiting to be noticed. Giving too much importance to others opinion is an indication of your 'Emptiness' which will soon lead to depression as others are not going to notice you ! If if they do, most of them fake it.
With whole of my heart