David was again late today, rushing from his bed, he huddled up with the school uniform. Running towards the breakfast table, he saw his Father having his breakfast and immersed into the newspaper.
“Shit! Again a lecture today from dad” wondered David.
He sneaked into his chair and quietly started eating his meal.His mother poured him a glass of milk, to which he said “I don’t like milk mummy”
“You have to drink milk David, it will make you a stronger man, remember….Be a man of the home”,said his father.
Today was his favorite teacher’s class Miss Priya’s. He enjoyed thoroughly and so did other students. Miss Priya took the children in open field, narrated some stories and talked with kids. She never gave homework, told them about art, poetry, painting, nature and never scolded any of them. She was obviously the most favorite teacher of almost all the students.
Today she observed David a little lost, so she asked everyone to draw something related to nature and took David for a walk.
“What happened David? Is something troubling you?”
“Miss can I ask you something?“ said David hesitatingly.
“Sure beta , go ahead” said Miss Priya in an assuring tone.
“Mam, what does being a man mean?”
Oh! Where did you hear this David.”
“Mam, my father always says to me, be a man.”
“Ok David, I will tell you what does being a man means and then you will write a few lines on what you understood. Is that a promise?”
David nodded in affirmation. He was finally going to know what “being a man “ is.
“ Listen David, a man is a person who feeds his family, looks after their needs, takes care of everyone around, protects them if any difficulties arise, is always true to his word and never fears of anything. Do you understand David?”
David was thinking something, he knew Miss Priya would never ever give a answer but then he uttered something in a confusing tone “But Miss……..”
“No David, I told you what is meant by “Being a man”, now you have to write a small essay on it. Let’s get to the class back”.
David and Miss Priya walked back to the point where everyone was busy painting the beauty of nature around.
After Dinner, David took out his notebook and wrote:
BE A MAN
A man is a person who feeds his family, looks after their needs, takes care of everyone around, protects them if any difficulties arise, is always true to his word and never fears of anything.I think :My mom is the man of the home………………………..
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