A student who shirks burning the midnight oil for his studies and resorts to using cheap methods and short-cuts gradually becomes fully and uselessly dependent on these easy means of approach. As he grows, he develops neither respect for hard-work nor does he grow to be a correct human- being. He becomes a liability for the society.
It is true that in today’s world only such people seem to be earning money. It is, however, also true that a stage comes in these people’s life when they suffer because of the wrong attitude developed early in life. They lose respect, name and prestige when their weaknesses are exposed!
As is the case of an individual, so is it with a Nation. No country can hope to become great and prosperous, if it remains solely dependent on foreign assistance for its development. A nation has to rely on its own strength and resources for achieving self-sufficiency. If a nation lacks money or resources, it can hope to obtain them through international aid.
However, the moral courage and attitude of hard work are missing; it cannot achieve it by begging from others. In order to attain riches, prosperity and respect, a nation must, therefore, consciously pay attention to developing its human and natural resources.
It should thoughtfully utilize all its loans and internal assets wisely so that a stage may come when it may stand on its own feet. This means that if we have to develop ourselves into good citizens and a respectful nation, we must learn the value and importance of self-help.