Back in 5th or 6th std, our class teacher came up with this rule that every week one of us would take turns to write a proverb on the board first thing in the morning. It had to be different and simple – those were the only parameters.

I have no idea where I chanced upon this one, but it has stuck with me since then. I have shared it with tonnes of people, and it lingers on my mind every single time I hear someone complain or whine [all the time]…