Thursday, May 25, 2006

My Religion

Book: Atlas Shrugged
Page: 98
Line: 29
Word: 11

"Dagny, there's nothing of any importance in life - except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It's the only measure of human value. All the codes of ethics they'll try to ram down your throat are just so much paper money put out by swindlers to fleece people of their virtues. The code of competance is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard. When you grow up, you'll know what I mean."

5 comments:

Mayank said...

Dagny, there's nothing of any importance in life - except how well you do your work. Nothing.

How i wish these words were true in todays context. But no, u r caste is as important (if not more) as ur work. Promotions in most government offices are caste based, and the govt. wants to have the samee in private sector companies as well.

Sandy said...

Work is always a great motivation to live life fruitfully. You benefit, the society benefits, the fickly human mind stays focussed and yearns to better productivity every passing day. Definitely the best recommended way to live!

Maverick said...

@mayank: dont have much info bout the point u have raised, so cant comment... but wont be surprised by it... your point is very correct in this practical world... and i admit it is something all of us will question...

but u know, for every situation in front of me, i ask myself just this much... what can I do in this situ? what is in my hands?

ultimately we all stand for something... i choose to let what i am or who i am reflect in my work...

i saw an ad today while coming home... it was an accenture ad and it said... "theres never a level playing field"... thats true... but ultimately its upto each one of us how we define "success"...

to cut the long story short, its about whether u want to be a success in someone else's eyes or your own... thats what i believe...

@sandy: what more can i say? :-) but as u said and as mayank has pointed out... "recommended", perhaps not "practical"...

Abinav Kumar said...

loved the comments..!!
@maverick: are u mayuresh dubyashi??

Maverick said...

@abinav kumar: abe... maverick is me(writer of this blog)...lol