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Sunday, 31 July, 2011



Got this one from a friend. Didn't bother to check out whether the anecdote is based on facts or arose from the vivid imagination of a creative mind.

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood that he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From all over the world, he received letters from his fans, one of which asked: 'Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease'?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

"The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'.

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'"

However, the moral of the story is all about attitude.

Guess that when we come across such human beings we feel happy.

Wonder why we can't try to make others happy by developing such an attitude instead of wondering why others are not making us happy???