#BabaGyaan: 5 lessons Sanjay Dutt wants you to learn
A fool learns from his own mistake, a wise man from others', someone said ages ago. And Sanjay Dutt doesn't want you to be a fool. Dutt, who turned 59 today, has lived a tumultuous, mistakes-laden life. He has often times asked people to not repeat the mistakes he made. From substance abuse to jail, Dutt wants everyone to take a leaf out of his book, literally!
After he became a free man, Dutt advised everyone to know the nuances of the law. He said it was important to learn your rights, so you don't suffer. In an interview, Dutt said he didn't know what TADA stood for, till he was charged under it. He also believed his fate would have been different if he was well-versed with the law.
Dutt has tried all drugs of the world, so much so, that even officials in the American rehab were surprised how he was alive. But Dutt doesn't want that for anyone else. He said there was no excuse for taking drugs. "I want to tell youngsters, live your life, love your work, love your family, it is better than cocaine," he once said.
Dutt said when he was in prison he didn't expect anyone to visit. He said he would be with his friends during their bad times, but it is okay if they don't feel the same. "I don't get hurt because I don't have expectations from friends," he had said. Well, living by this rule will reduce a lot of pain.
He said, in prison it was only obvious to hold on to hope, but he didn't. He said on leaving hope, he just concentrated on his work. Once this hurdle was crossed, life became easier for Dutt. The actor said he wanted to travel across India and tell people about his life. If cutting hope helped him survive, it can help you too.
He recalled he removed flies from 'daal' before eating them, and now when his wife doesn't cook delicacies he doesn't complain; because he knows what it's worth. The actor's dark days have helped him see everything in the bright light, which is a cheat-sheet to life. The gist of the story is: Learn from Dutt's experience to live a life you truly deserve.