“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the souls of its people.”
The above quote is from Mahatma Gandhi, father of the great nation, called India, where many other great people like him Allama Iqbal, and Rajendra Prasad were born (ask Google).
It was Google only that told me that the quote means the culture ultimately establishes a traditional set of morals that lives on through the people to be passed on through generations.
To start with let me tell you that this post is in response to a comment that I received from a friend of mine on a post that I had made on Saturday about what social skills do our schools teach us. I would not name that friend nor say what he commented. But, my reply to that comment meant that if we are born with good qualities and brought up in a culture (called Tehzeeb in the Urdu language) like the one that we have in India then that would be enough to make us gentlemen or ladies. And you won’t have to go to school to learn social skills and values, because there are people I know who are not very well educated but are one of the best people I have met as far as social skills and values are concerned. On the other hand, there are people holding degrees and diplomas but don’t even know how to talk politely with others. They don’t even know when to say their thank yous and sorry. Without going into details on the topic, the only thing I would say is that I hope that you have to understood what I want to say as did my friend.
Have a good day and Happy Weekend.
Your friend Mohammed Farooque Kazi (well that’s my real name).