Saturday, 12 September 2020

ENGLISH ESSAY ON "EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT" FOR CLASS 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12

Essay on Example is Better than Precept : In this article, we are providing ENGLISH ESSAY ON "EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT" for student of all classes.

ENGLISH ESSAY ON "EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT" FOR CLASS 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12

Deeds are better than words. Words have meaning and value when those who speak them also live up to them. When the general elections are on in any country, but especially in India, the various political parties cry themselves hoarse over the good that they promise to the people and over the evils from which the people are suffering under the rule of the other party. But after the elections are over, all high sounding promises are forgotten. This proves the truth of the saying that example is better than precept. Similarly rulers of powerful nations praise peace, and let loose the forces of war. They talk of freedom but practise enslavement and exploitation. The world is not yet out of the stage of conflict between precept and example. The world is sick of the double language used by men in power and position. A glaring example of such double dealing is seen in the case of many advocates of Hindi. In order to win popularity they raise the slogan of 'Angrezi Hatao', but send their children to English schools because they know in their heart of hearts that without a good knowledge of English their children have no future. Another example of glaring inconsistency between practice and precept is the agitation against cow slaughter. None of these agitators are ready to keep a cow which has run permanently dry. None of them are willing to forgo the use of shoes and other goods made of the hide of slaughtered cows. So many Hindus sell their useless cows and bulls to the butchers or to the slaughter houses which are run by Hindu contractors and with Hindu money. It is these hypocrisies which occur to our mind when we reflect over the theme of the present essay.

Many parties and politicians in India claim to be champions of Hindu interests and Hindu culture. Their opposite numbers in Pakistan swear by Muslim interests and Muslim culture. But the sad reality is that both of them are henchmen of vested interests and of un-Scrupulous capitalists and profiteers with no manner of sympathy for either the. Hindu or the Muslim masses. Their precept may be good but their practice is deplorable.

The vice of double language and double dealing has today taken a firm hold of every department of our national and social life. First class precept and tenth-rate example or practice seem to have become the order of the day. We are feeding ourselves on lies. This is not how nations are built. In Anderson's Fairy Tales some hypocritical counsellors of a king promised to have the finest royal robes woven for him. They made the king strip himself of every piece of clothing and told him that they were dressing him up in ideal clothes. But these only existed in their empty words. When the king rode out in his supposed ideal clothes the children shouted. "The king has no clothes". This is how India is sought to be dressed up.

Crying down the dowry system and demanding dowries, crying down caste-ism and nepotism and yet practicing both, denouncing the evils of drink and indulging in boot-legging, adorning the office of judicial officers and taking bribes-the list is very long. Such seems to be the prevalent state of affairs in our unhappy country. One good example is better than a hundred precepts. An ounce of deed has more weight than tons of words. The poet Shelley, writing in great mental anguish, has said that words like justice, mercy, freedom, humanity, etc. are most revolting in the mouths of self-appointed servants and advisers of humanity. Socrates became a martyr to the cause of the truth embodied in the saying: Example is better than precept.


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