Marks Don’t Matter

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CLASS 12th J&K Bose annual regular result of winter zone (Kashmir) has been declared on 8th of March 2021. But, this result was no less than a twist for the aspirants. It may have been a shock of happiness or grief for them. Some students maybe in a great sorrow because they think that they deserved more marks than they have gotten. But the students who think so and who think that they are losers are totally wrong. Marks can never decide what you are or what you will be. You are still worth and valuable. Let me quote a story to make you understand and to refresh your mind:

Once a person ask God what is my value?

God gave him a stone and told him to ask everyone its value, but not to sell it. The man took that stone and went to an orange seller. He showed it to orange seller and asked him its value. The orange seller answered that I can give you 10 oranges for this precious stone. He apologize to him and said that God has told me not to sell it and he went away. Now he went to a vegetable seller and asked the same question to him, the vegetable seller answered that I can give you a sack of potatoes for this stone but he apologized and went away, now he reached a jeweler and asked him the same question, the trailer replied that I can give you a ring for this precious stone, he apologize to him also and went away, finally, he reached a precious stone-seller and asked him the value of the stone, he answered that I can give you 50 lakh for it. the man became surprised and became speechless and became silent, now the stone-seller told him that okay if 5 lakh is less than I can give you 2 crores but, will you give me the precious stone. The man didn’t gave him the stone and went to God and asked him now please tell me what is my value, god told him listen: like the precious stone was deserving 2 crores but the orange seller was giving you only 20 orange for this stone, similarly, your value is very precious but people do not understand it people only judge you on the basis of the their information and the way they see you but, I know you are very valuable but not the people, because they only judge you on the basis of what they see.

Same is the story of your life, marks hardly matter they don’t value, but the people who judge you on the basis of marks have the same information and ideology like that of the orange seller. And those who are like the stone sellers will praise you because they know what your value is. A three-digit number can never decide your future and your personality. And remember marks and Merit cannot predict what you are but your hard work predicts and decides so, and always remember what Allama Iqbal has said “girtai hain shehsawaar maidaanai jung main,

Woh tifl hi kya girai jo ghutno ke bal chale

Hina Jaan

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