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Precis writing solved exercise with Title “Value of Self-reliance” for Class 10, 12 and Competitive Examination.

Precis exercise on “Value of Self-reliance”

Self-reliance is the pilgrim’s best stall, the worker’s best tool. It is the master key that unlocks all the difficulties of life. “Help yourself and Heaven will help you” is a maxim which receives daily confirmation. He who begins with crutches will generally end with crutches. Help from within always strengthens, but help from without always enfeebles the recipient. It is not in the sheltered garden, but in the rugged Alpine cliff, where the storms beat most violently, that the toughest plants are reared. It is not by the use of corks, bladders, and lifebuoys that one can best Learn to swim but by plunging courageously into the waves and buffeting them. To wait until some charitable man passes by, to stand with arms folded, singing for a helping hand is not the part of any manly mind. The habit of depending upon others should be vigorously resisted, since it tends to weaken the intellectual faculties and paralyse the judgement. The struggle against adverse circumstances has, on the contrary a bracing and strengthening effect, like that of the pure mountain air on an enfeebled frame. This is a lesson, which, nowadays, is not taught in colleges. To us it seems the vice of modern systems of education that they lay too many ‘royal roads’ to knowledge. These impediments which formerly compelled the student to think and labour for himself are now most carefully removed, and he glides so smoothly along the well-beaten highway that he pauses not to heed the flowers on either side.

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Solved Precis

Title: Value of Self-reliance

Self-reliance is of utmost value. Self-help is the best help. It overcomes all difficulties. Even God helps those who help themselves. Those who depend upon others can never go up in life. Self-reliance makes one strong external help makes one weak. One becomes strong, brave, and tough by facing hardships and difficulties. Cowards stand and wait for others to help them. Dependence upon others is the sign of a weak mind. Struggle produces a healthy effect on the body and the mind. Self-reliance is not encouraged in colleges today.

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