Enjoying the gentle sea breeze, lying in a hammock, Tenali Rama’s friend wore a dreamy broad smile on his face.
Tenali : Why are you smiling all by yourself?
Friend : I’m thinking of the day when I will be truly happy.
Tenali : When is that?
Friend : When I can have a house of my own by the sea, a comfortable car, a healthy bank balance, get married to a pretty girl, have four sons, get them educated so that they get a good job, earn a lot of money, and…
Tenali (Interrupting) : I get the picture, but what will you do after all that?
Friend : Then I can simply put up my feet and relax and enjoy the gentle breeze and the sun on my face.
Tenali : But my friend, you are doing that now itself – without having to do all that hard work!