“Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
We are all born with a basket of different talents. It is not in our hands which talents we receive and there is nothing we can change about that. However, what we do with the talents given to us, is entirely up to us. We can use and develop our gifts further to become the best person we can possible be.
Some people are being dealt a hand that looks too good to be true, but that does not mean they will be successful. You still need to play your cards. Amy Winehouse was born with an amazing voice, but she died at the age of 27 because of an overdose. She could have gone down in music history as one of the greatest, but she decided to play her hand in a sub-optimal way. Warren Buffett, on the other hand, was born with little money. Today, he is one of the wealthiest people in the world, because he took the maximum out of the cards he received.
Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born in 1889 and died in 1964, was India’s first Prime Minister. Together with Mahatma Gandhi, he is considered the leader of the Indian independence movement. Nehru played a key role in the country’s independence process as he transitioned the country from a British colony to an autonomous state. He is known as the architect of the modern democratic republic of India. During his leadership, Nehru went on an ambitious program of political, economic and social reforms. One of his biggest failures was the Sino-Indian War, which he lost in the early sixties due to insufficient defence forces. Nehru is the father of Indira Gandhi, who became India’s second Prime Minister.