Elam was in a family gathering. She was bored a little and reached for the magazine on the coffee table and opened it.
An exciting question drew her attention. Elam read the matter quietly. One of the family members told her: “Read it louder.”
Elam said: “It is an interesting question. It says ‘What is better than everything?’.”
The father of the family said: “Money.”
The new bride said: “Love.”
The new groom said: “Mate.”
The schoolboy said: “Education.”
The father said again, “Money? Coin? Gold?”
Elam smiled and said to the father: “Can’t be those!”
The father said: “Okay then, wealth? Power?”
The grandmother said: “It’s life.”
Sia, who recently graduated from the university said: “Job?”
The uncle said: “Loan?”
The mother said: “Time?”
Another said: “Humanity?”
Elam smiled sadly and thought to herself: “Everybody’s life is different. All of their answers could be correct. If you dig deep into their lives, everyone has their reasons to answer differently. A poor barefoot boy may say shoes, a farmer might say snow, and a mute person would say talk. The deaf would say voice, and the blind says light.”
But I thought why none of them said: “GOD. Or in these hard days, maybe ‘Patient’ would be the correct answer.
What would your answer be?
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