People take interest in their own problems, in their own tastes, in their own hobbies, in their own children, in their own professions and everything of their own. We see our interest in movies, in books, in conversations and relationships, when there is something common with our views and attitudes. Therefore, if we wish to win people, offer our services and products to others, or wish to become a professional teacher, lawyer, doctor or businessman. We must build up interest of other that a desire is generated in others to gain something in their lives.
During the general elections, politicians and political talk about people’s interest, and promise steps to usher in prosperity by banishing poverty. None of these are fulfilled, but the promises in a different colour and shape with attractive slogans are packaged next time to attract votes. When they talk to the masses and arouse their interest, they respond, and later regret for having gained nothing.
All human beings struggle their whole life to reach happiness. What makes people happy? Is the money, health, success, peace of mind and opportunities to lift one’s standards? It is a combination of all these things, but the prerequisite is healthy thoughts. If you are frustrated, disappointed, jilted or have no philosophy or principle to hang on to, then you become sick and boycotted by others. “A happy oyster with nothing to irritate will not produce the pearl.” Whatever is the condition or situation, one can be happy, if he or she has the right attitude and training to look at life through rose coloured glasses.
Lord Buddha said: “If a man speaks or acts with a pure though, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.” My friend used to say: “If you are happy till twenty, you are happy forever.” A Hindu Proverb says: “Help the brother’s boat across and thine has reached the shore.” Walt Disney in a movie created the character Pollyanna, a girl who takes grimness out of life by finding something to be glad about in every situation. That is the spirit of a magician.