A man of words and not of deeds,
Is like a garden full of weeds,
And when the weeds begin to grow,
It’s like a garden full of snow.
And when the snow begins to fall,
It’s like a bird upon the wall.
And when the bird away does fly,
It’s like an eagle in the sky.
And when the sky begins to roar,
It’s like a lion at the door.
And when the door begins to crack,
It’s like a stick across your back.
And when your back begins to smart,
It’s like a penknife in your heart.
And when your heart begins to bleed.
And when your heart begins to bleed,
You’re dead and dead and dead indeed.
(Charles Perrault 1628-1703)
While being confident about one’s self is a requisite of positive behavior and a source of positive energy, it must be kept in mind that exaggerating about one’s self, and boasting about what one can do and achieve, or bragging about one’s abilities and capabilities is a depiction of low self esteem.
Dignified behavior exhibits confidence and achievements through your actions and not merely through the tongue.
A person who only talks and boasts and is not involved in any fruitful activity is always at loss, or more precisely, ‘like a garden full of weeds’ according to Charles Perrault.
So, let us strive to be a man of deeds and not of words.
Let us resort to deeds, and not to words only!
Let us be a silent force, and an inspiration to the people around us!