Richer than Bill Gates

Someone asked the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, “Is there anyone richer than you in the world ?”

Bill Gates replied, “Yes, there is a person who is richer than me.”

He then narrated a story.

“It was during the time when I wasn’t rich or famous.

“I was at the New York Airport when I saw a newspaper vendor.

“I wanted to buy one newspaper but found that I didn’t have enough change. So I left the idea of buying and returned it to the vendor.

“I told him of not having the change. The vendor said, ‘I am giving you this for free.’ On his insistence I took the newspaper.

“Coincidentally, after two to three months, I landed at the same airport and again I was short of change for a newspaper. The vendor offered me the newspaper again. I refused and said that I can’t take it for I don’t have change today too. He said, ‘You can take it, I am sharing this from my profit, I won’t be at loss.’ I took the newspaper.

“After 19 years I became famous and known by people. Suddenly I remembered that vendor. I began searching for him and after about 1½ months of searching, I found him.

“I asked him, ‘Do you know me?’ He said, ‘Yes, you are Bill Gates.’

“I asked him again, ‘Do you remember once you gave me a newspaper for free?’

“The vendor said, ‘Yes, I remember. I gave you twice.’

“I said, ‘I want to repay the help you had offered me that time. Whatever you want in your life, tell me, I shall fulfill it.’

“The vendor said, ‘Sir, don’t you think that by doing so you won’t be able to match my help?’

“I asked, ‘Why?’

“He said, ‘I had helped you when I was a poor newspaper vendor and you are trying to help me now, when you have become the richest man in the world. How can your help match mine ?’

“That day I realized that the newspaper vendor is richer than I am, because he didn’t wait to become rich to help someone.”

People need to understand that the truly rich are those who possess a rich heart rather than lots of money.

It’s really very important to have a rich heart.










  • NO PAIN …..NO GAIN…..

Take a moment and think …….

Who is going to help you?………… “no one”….but YOU.

FIGHT YOUR OWN BATTLES .INVEST IN YOURSELF. STAY FOCUSED . No one is going to do anything for you. Stop overthinking , get up and do things which are need to be done.



Cockroach theory

Sunder Pichai-Cockroach Theory

A beautiful speech by Sundar Pichai – an IIT-MIT Alumnus and Global Head Google Chrome:

The cockroach theory for self development

At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady.She started screaming out of fear.With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but …it landed on another lady in the group.Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.

The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt.When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.

Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behavior?

If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed?
He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.It is not the cockroach, but the inability of those people to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach, that disturbed the ladies.

I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it’s my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.

It’s not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.

More than the problem, it’s my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learnt from the story:

I understood, I should not react in life.
I should always respond.The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.

Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of.

A beautiful way to understand…………LIFE.

Person who is HAPPY is not because Everything is RIGHT in his Life..

He is HAPPY because his Attitude towards Everything in his Life is Right..!!!


When I’m dead…..,
Your tears will flow,..
But I won’t know…
Cry with me now instead!

You will send flowers,..
But I won’t see…
Send them now instead!

You’ll say words of praise,..
But I won’t hear..
Praise me now instead!

You’ll forget my faults,….
But I won’t know…..
Forget them now, instead!

You’ll miss me then,…
But I won’t feel…
Miss me now, instead

You’ll wish…
You could have spent more time with me,…
Spend it now instead!

You’ll wish…
You could have spent all your money on me…
Spend now instead!!

When you hear I’m gone, you’ll find your way to my house to pay condolence but we haven’t even spoken in years….
Pls look for me now!!

”Spend time with every person around you, and help them with whatever you have to make them happy!! your families, friends, acquaintance…..

Make them feel Special. Because you never know when time will take them away from you forever”..

#Love all and Forgive all.#

No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That’s the spirit of

Even though the eyes don’t see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together.
…………That’s “UNITY.”

May we practise the spirit of forgiveness and togetherness.
1. Alone I can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘Talk‘.

2. Alone I can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can ‘Celebrate’

3. Alone I can ‘Smile’ but together we can ‘Laugh’

That’s the BEAUTY of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other

******Thought of the day *******

The razor blade is sharp but can’t cut a tree; the axe is strong but can’t cut the hair.Everyone is important according to his/her unique purpose. Never look down on others unless you are admiring their shoes


I came to know about a bird who lives his whole life under God’s will and pleasure without complaining about his problems.

Known for his creativity, Baya weaver, 15 cm in size, having dull yellow color with black markings, is blessed with eye opener qualities. Qualities, which even the most intelligent of all living beings on this earth are not endowed with. In the world of these birds, the male baya weaver bird does not choose his life partner on his own.

Firstly, they tie a leaf strip onto a twig which should be strong enough to hold the whole nest. Once the nest is half built the female baya selects his mate largely on his abilities as a weaver. He calls her attention by fluttering. He completes the weaving of the nest if the female approves it, otherwise he rebuilds it all over again.

This bird with the help of his beak makes beautiful nests keeping the entrance through a tube which opens to a ball shaped room where they reside. Such entrance prevents unwanted guests to enter into the nest. In their world the choice of the female matters a lot. The female baya chooses her mate as a life partner if she likes his nest and the couple lives happily thereafter. She leaves the male baya if she doesn’t like the nest. Unlike a human this bird does not molests the female baya to forcefully love him. He blindly obeys the decision of the female baya & weaves a new nest till he finds his life partner. He does not go against her will. This brings forth the fact about how liberal and open minded these birds are!

In the world of humans the increasing incidents of rapes, stalking and other felonies against women is indeed a cause for concern. Stringent implementation of laws and strict policing will help, but the real change will come only when these halogens are consistently convicted for their crimes. Preventing crimes against women is a long term process and the most important way to do so is to change the attitude of society by inculcating healthy ideas of gender equality among children & removing unhealthy ideas of patriarchal biases among the adults.

One cannot gain the love of someone through force, a lesson which this little bird is trying to teach us. I think this little baya is far better than a human. But unfortunately, qualities that this bird possesses are not visible in the cruel world of humans. I hope for a day when love is as selfless & unconditional as for the baya bird.

1009 “no”s to get one “yes”

A well known story of a young boy who got success in his early 70’s
At age 5 his Father died. At age 16 he quit school. At age 17 he had already lost four jobs. At age 18 he got married. He joined the army and washed out there. At age 20 his wife left him and took their baby. He became a cook in a small cafe and convinced his wife to return home. At age 65 he retired. He felt like a failure & decided to commit suicide. He sat writing his will, but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life & thought about how good of a cook he was. So he borrowed $87 fried up some chicken using his recipe, went door to door selling it. His recipe was rejected 1009 times before accepting it. At age 88 Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Empire was a billionaire.”

“Sometimes you have to fail to figure out what works”.

Many people are commenting suicide just because they got rejected . We may get failed once or twice or we may not get success in our fields,but there are many other fields in which we may succeed. Age , money doesn’t matter. Determination and hard work is enough to get succeed. If you getting “no”s don’t worry you will get a big “yes”

“Luck prefers prepared mind”


Once there lived a poor man along with his son and daughter. His son is suffering from cancer . The poor father didn’t have enough money for his son’s treatment. He one day decided to steal money from his rich owner near whom he is working as a watchman. He planned to do his thing. Nothing went according to his plan. He was caught by the police. The police took him to the court. The judge in the court came to know the situation of this poor father. The poor father was sent to jail according to the verdict. The judge felt guilty and the very next day he went to the poor man’s house and saw their situation and decided to pay for the treatment and also for their studies. By hearing this the poor father felt happy even though he was in jail. After a few months the poor father was released. He was happy by seeing his son and daughter. He immediately we to the judge’s house and met him and thanked him , the judge went to his room and brought a cheque and gave it to him and told him to start a small business with this money . By hearing this he cried and thanked him and said that he would repay his money soon.

People may do wrong things not because they are bad but because of their situation. Everyone should help eachother ….. because we are humans.