In the recent months, many people came forward to help those who were financially distressed due to the pandemic.
Rakesh, a bookseller in Mumbai refused the help he was given and the reason was extremely heart-warming.
He said every man aspires to earn money in order to do something he loves the most.
And the only thing the bookworm loves surrounds him all the time – books.
As long as he has food, books and a roof over his head, he won’t yearn for anything else.
The specially-abled man with only one functioning arm sits on a footpath in Andheri East to sell second-hand books.
When he rents the books, the only condition he maintains is that the customer should return the books and that too in good condition.
The humble man stated he would rather let people help others, who are without food and shelter than seek money for himself.
The man is a testimony to the statement: True happiness lies in the smallest things.
As we tend to chase the superficial things in the name of “delusional” happiness, we should take a step back at times to enjoy the small things that actually deliver happiness.