ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
Category : Essays
Posted by Sat, October 6th 2012
We must bear in mind that in this world, everything may not be as it seems. Things and persons actually may be different from what they seem to be. A man may smile and smile and still, he may be a villain. A man, who is humorous, may not really be free from worries of life.
The story of the clever fox, who coaxed the poor crow with a piece in its mouth, is too well-known to be narrated here. The story shows that a sweet-tempered, flattering person may not really be a true friend. He may be a cheat and swindler in the garb of a friend.
We must be wary of different persons who pose to be our friends and well-wishers. The truth of the saying, 'All that glitters is not gold," inapplicable in several cases. If we go to a hotel, it is not certain that the most attractive dish is the best. This is true of any concern. A concern that boasts too much of its achievements and high quality is not essentially what it claims to be.
It is for this reason that we should physically test an item or claim meticulously before arriving at any conclusion.
At present, so many fake medicines, soaps and other items are sold in the market. They look like original items. We should beware of imitators.
Much of milk being sold in the market as natural milk is, in fact, synthetic chemical milk. The bottles of mineral water with the brand label of a famous company may not be an original item. Even fake currency notes are being passed in the market and we must learn how to distinguish between genuine and fake currency notes. It is land that most of the revenue stamps and judicial papers being sold in the market are not genuine.
We are all aware of large-scale adulteration of food items and imitation of other things including books. We must be cautious and help the authorities in nabbing the culprits.