Sundar Pichai has become an inspiration for youths all over the world and everything related to him is becoming global news after he became Google’s CEO. Stories that go back to his past, schooling days, his college days, the difficulties he faced to reach his present position, his dedication towards his work and everything around him serves as a lesson to teach several all over the world the zeal to overcome difficulties. The cockroach theory speech could be seen in the light of having a proper attitude towards problems in an individual’s life and how one should respond to it.
The story goes that at a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady and she started screaming out of fear. Her reaction made everyone in the group react in the same way. When she finally pushed the cockroach away, it landed on another lady and the drama continued. Finally, the cockroach landed on a waiter who unlike the other people in the restaurant, kept his composure and silently grabbed the cockroach and threw it away at the right time. Thus, Pichai concluded that it was not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.
What the story extols is that more than the problem, it’s my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in one’s life. Everything depends on how a person responds to a problem rather than reacting to it. If one can handle a problem in a mature way then the individual is sure to attain success one day. This beautiful speech by Pichai serves as an example to all regarding how one should tackle a problem in our own lives.
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