The meaning of Value


Following is a story told by JRD Tata, a French born aviator and visionary businessman.  This is….

The lesson that changed a man’s life

JRD Tata had a friend who used to say that he misplaces and loses his pen very often. He will use only very cheap pens so that he need not worry about losing them.

But he was worried about his carelessness habit.

JRD suggested to him to buy the costliest pen he could afford and see what happens.

He did that and bought a 22 carat gold Cross pen.

After nearly six months JRD met him and asked him if he continues to misplace his pen.

His friend said that he is very careful about his costly pen and he is surprised how he has changed!

JRD explained to him that the value of the pen made the difference and there was nothing wrong with him as a person!


This is what happens in our life. We are careful with things we value the most in our life.

If we value our health, we will be careful of what and how we eat;

If we value our friends, we will treat them with respect;

If we value money, we will be careful while spending;

If we value time, we will not waste it;

If we value relationship, we will not break it.

Carelessness is trait in all of us. But we know when to be careful!

Carelessness only shows what we don’t value.

Learn the power of value.

It will change the way you look at things in life.

What or who do you value?  I think this little lesson will help each of us take a fresh look at how we value our health, our friends, our money, our time, our relationships, and all other key aspects of our lives.  This might be a good time for some serious introspection.  How about you?

Thank you for making a difference in the world for someone else.  Have a glorious, “best day!”


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