What are our weaknesses or weak-spots, types of weaknesses and why some of us defend their weaknesses?
Our weakness in us is of our own creation
Created by our own way of thinking
And then our own Karma and Dharma.
We cannot tell that our weaknesses
Are due to somebody else but ourselves.
In essence, we have to understand what actually is meant by our weaknesses. There are some areas in which we remain behind in comparison with others who count for us like weak in memory, weak in health, weak in character, weak in reading and writing, weak in outlook, weak staying power for any job, weak willed person, weak intentioned persons etc. In other words, anything which lacks perceptible conviction, perseverance, doggedness and whatever is not undertaken without application of mind, its results will not be as encouraging and of any tangible results.
Weakness could be related to:-
In physical health (Physiological)
When we are physically weak resulting in less physical activity. It may be due to lack of exercises or activities or may be due to not taking proper diet. Physical health is as important as anything else in life that counts. It is because if the health is alright, we can utilize that strength to perform a variety of jobs that we want to perform. Lack of strength also leads us to less self-esteem.
In mental health (Psychological)
This is related to our habits, attitudes and other behaviour pattern related to problems such as obsessive behaviour pattern in which a person is compelled by the circumstances to act in a particular manner. It may be negatively oriented too just tarnishing our image in the eyes of our society in which we are living.
Weakness in Character
Everybody knows that our character or temperament counts a lot. It is well nigh said, if health is lost something is lost but if our character is lost everything is lost. Hence we must cultivate all those characteristics which make us strong charactered individuals. Persons with weak character will not earn anybody’s respect and more so will not have his self-esteem in long term.
Weakness in giving advice when it is not needed
We must have come across people who are compulsive advice givers even their advice is not called for. These sorts of people gets disappointed when they are snubbed for doing so.
Weakness in confidence or weak willed
Lack in confidence or weakness in confidence leads to disappointment in whatever we put our hands on. Then we have people who do not take any risk for anything which comes in their way.
Weakness in 3 Ws (Weakness for more Wealth, Women and Wine
- The people who have weakness for worldly wealth and riches which they want to have by any means whatsoever will meet dissatisfaction ultimately.
- It has been practically observed that those who have the the weakness for women beyond the institutionalized married life partner.
- Then those who are habitual of drinking and become addicted to drinking, it will not only drag the resources of the individual concerned but also our health goes to dogs.
Now coming to your question of defending weakness. Those who do so are in fact weak-links of highest order. I take this weakness as a weakness of highest order. Rather than defending our weaknesses, we ought to take steps to remove both the physical and psychological related weaknesses.
We should not appreciate our weakness rather we should introspect and plug those weaknesses. We should not defend our weaknesses because of the following:-
- Can anyone defend abusive friend or one’s own behaviour or attitude?
- Can anybody defend physical abuse of somebody else?
- Can we in any way defend our negative traits such as anger, envy, and jealousy?
- Can anybody defend his/her addiction related habits; such as addition of drugs, liquor, smoking etc.?
The answer for all these weaknesses is NO, NOT AT ALL. We cannot defend and should not defend our weaknesses since by doing so we try to enhance the intensity of weaknesses rather than curbing the same.