EditorsEdit :The Corrupt fancy an Incorrupt Society !
We Indians are used to wringing our hands in frustration everytime we talk about Politicians and their Politics. I share this frustration many a times, but once in a while, I do ponder, if we deserve what we get.
Consider the fact that Polity is a mere reflection of Society. The values, ideals and practices of a society merely get projected in its polity. If Indian Politicians are accused of being corrupt and valueless, are they then merely following THEIR leaders- the great Indian voter !
This is not being written just to turn an argument on its head for the heck of it. We should all acknowledge the fact that as a society we all have our role to play in terms of making what it is. Don't we demand dowry at our weddings even in this day and age ? Don't we burn our brides with practiced ease later? Don't we throw our rubbish on roads casually? Don't we break traffic rules and then carp about traffic situation in our cities?
If we want to change society, we must begin from our own lives. We must then try to mobilize all collective Indians who share our vision and then DEMAND change. This is not the same as merely getting frustrated and using the line ' This is India after all !' as a ruse to do nothing about the problem.
Why not begin from here then? From now on lets try to follow some simple things to make India a better country :
1) Don't litter public spaces
2) Don't break traffic rules (even when you don't see any vehicle in the lane which has got a 'Green' signal !)
3)Pay your taxes
4)Demand value for the taxes you pay by asking your representatives to be accountable.
5)Always think how your actions will impact your society and act accordingly.
Get INVOLVED! We deserve to lead a better life. You can skip to the end and leave a response.