I have both good and bad habits. I always had attitudes for my thinking and good habits when I was in my village.
When I went to my district headquarter for higher education after passing the class 10th exam, I faced with the facts that all my earlier good habits were ridiculous for city dwellers. There I learnt the new good habits of going to cinema and tried smoking also for belonging to developed category. I became cunning and wicked. Even I changed my thinking and speaking style. But when I went to bigger city for further study in university all my habits of yesterdays proved to be sign of backwardness. I adopted new habits of bunking classes for nothing, roaming here and there in search of smartness, demanding more money from home despite knowing the financial condition of father. I became more selfish to show smartness. Now, I recalled as to how my elder brothers and their friends used to discuss on cinema, heroes and heroines showing their knowledge and smartness. I also recalled the villagers who had left the village for ever. Whenever they came for short visit they proclaimed that villages are not worth living and people are very backward as compared to people of cities.
My journey for education witnessed the various stages of developed attitudes and habits from village to small city to big and bigger cities. In short, it was like categorisation of undeveloped, underdeveloped, developing and developed nations of the world and stereotype attitudes towards each category. Our country is still considered as country of snake charmers and poor beggers despite our rich history and stupendous contributions of ancestors in science, maths, universe and medicines etc. and modern developments in various fields. Such attitudes are there for villages in cities. Once upon a time our country was famous as sone ki chiriya( golden bird).
Finally, I became a very good, smart, self centered and selfish professional. Though I knew all my adopted good habits were bad or worse as I was a villager by birth and having selfless helping attitude. I used them for survival, wherever necessary, in the so called developed big, bigger and biggest cities.
But at last, I accept, I was lost with no identity. I am still a villager by heart. No city without villages can flourish. I have settled at the countryside and road has reached upto my village. I am afraid of changes. ???
We should never change our good habits. We may refine, define and confine them to be more confident in changing world. Humanity should get importance for over all developments and self-interest. We should take lessons from ancestors and utilise experience of seniors. We know old habits die hard but existence and continuity should get preference. Morality may fill every gap.
We have tried to make harmful cocoons around us in the name of developments. It is better to be wise to look into the future from the outcomes of present. Simplicity paves for completeness and spreads smile.
Such habits will pay forever.