EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT

                PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
              ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

All of us born preaches . But when it comes to practising what we preach , we find excuses .Just telling someone what to do or how to behave is not enough . Behaving the way that one wants others to behave has a more powerful effect . Telling others what to do and not doing it oneself is absolute hypocrisy .


Children are keen observers . They quickly observe the gulf between the speech of adults and their actual behavior , between their words and deeds , between their preaching and practice . They are influenced more by the actions of their elders than by their words . They imitate their action and inculcate their habits .



Gandhiji wanted to impress upon  the villagers the importance of cleanliness . Whenever he visited a village , he would taken a broom in his hand and sweep the streets .His action hand more effect than any speech he might have given . A father who smoke cannot scold his child when he finds him (the child) smoking . If he wants his child never to start the habit of smoking , he should first give up smoking himself . If parents want their children to pick up good manners ,they should themselves be models of good behavior . In short , we should ourselves do what we want others to do . This is because actions speak louder than words . An ounce of example is worth much more than a ton of precept .

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