Suddenly , a cockroach flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear.
With 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 got cranky to what was happening. The lady finally managed to push the cockroach to 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 and threw it out with his fingers.
This incident taught me a great lesson -The women reacted , whereas the waiter responded. Most of our actions are Reactions and very seldom our actions are Response.
We should not react in life , we should always respond.
Reactions are instinctive, given to us by society. Whereas response is always our choice!!!