Essay-It is very easy to defeat someone but it is very hard to win someone – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
“In order to attain a goal, no matter how big or small, the means must be as pure as the end.” These words explain the fact that defeating someone requires nothing but power and brute force but winning someone demands a great amount of dedication, pure heart, love, affection, and courage.
History is replete with examples of both kinds of people, the ones who used brute force and oppression to crush one’s opponents, and the ones who used held no bitterness in their hearts towards their adversaries and won over them by love and harmony.
The most contrasting comparison of the two can be found in the personalities of Hitler and Mahatma Gandhi. While Hitler committed genocide of innocent people to oppress them, Mahatma Gandhi took to non-violent means to oppose even the oppressors. Today, it is Mahatma Gandhi who is held in great regard, not Hitler.
Today’s children are the future’s youth. These children learn what they see, inculcate what their elders do, and hence try to emulate their actions. It is imperative that they grow up with the thought not to defeat people but to win them.