A1. Expansion of ideas (any one)
(1) Dishonesty never pays in the long run.
(2) Time and tide wait for none.
A2. Develop a story having one of the above ideas as a moral. Give a suitable title to your story
(i) Dishonesty never pays in the long run
Dishonesty seems to a fundamental part of the world we live in. From political scams to the petty lies that we all tell to evade trouble, dishonesty is known to all. A school going child lies to his mother about his failed test scores, a worker lies to his boss about why he got late to work. Our minds are constantly overworking to cover up one lie with another. In the long run, our life becomes a heap of lies. We are deprived of a clear conscience, and we are penalizing our brains by asking it to remember all the lies that we have told so that we don’t get caught. Dishonesty never pays in the long run. One can cheat and clear an exam, or an interview, but is that going to help you in becoming the person you aspire to be one day?
(ii) Time and tide wait for none
Very few people understand the importance of respecting time. Time is elusive, because we think that we will always have time but the reality is that time does not stand still even for a second. A moment lost is lost forever. We delay decisions and then one day realize that it is too late to do something. We must be aware that even the smallest degree of slackness can cost us dearly, because time and tide wait for none.
Chintamani was in desperate need of money to pay his son’s school fees. Just when he was on the verge of losing all hope, he found a 500 rupee note outside his tea stall. Without a second thought, he picked up the note and rushed home. He gave the money to his son and asked him to pay his school fees. As his son was on his way to the school, he tripped over and fell, his books and the money scattering around on the ground. A police constable, who saw him walking hurriedly, went to him and started helping him gather his belongings. He then noticed the 500 rupee among his things. He took out a chit from his pocket and matched the series of the note to the one he found with the boy. It belonged to the same series of notes that were robbed from an ATM next to the tea stall that belonged to the boy’s father. The poor boy paid the price of his father’s dishonesty