Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's a mini revolution right now. People are all up in arms against the government, Anna Hazare leading from the front. I'm all for standing up against corruption but in all this commotion what really struck me was the level of hypocrisy people are showing!

       OK. The government is corrupt, and the opposition and practically everyone who makes up the governing body anywhere in the country. But is everyone who is protesting honest?..Can they truthfully and sincerely swear on God and say that they do not resort to easier methods to get work done? Shouting from the rooftops and going on candle marches is very convinient, but will those candles reduce corruption?? I love my country but the part I dislike the most is how everyone likes to make everything so melodramatic and then forget about it!!..It's what you do when you return from those marches is what really matters!!!

       I don't understand how people can claim to stand up against corruption when they know that they won't shy away from slipping a note to the traffic policeman when they are caught! It's very easy to blame the whole world, one should look inside and change oneself first. Yes, the whole system is corrupt, but we are equally to blame!...It's because we are so easy to manipulate and because we don't think twice before paying extra or using one's "contacts" to get our way!

      I know myself and can speak only for myself. I have never given or taken a bribe, either verbal or monetary, to turn things my way and I'm going to try and do that always. I'm not saying I'm a saint but I have never taken something that is rightfully someone else's for my own benefit.And that goes down to the minutest thing. Not getting ahead in line, not giving money because "it's only 10 bucks yaa!" and much much more. Yes, it is only 10 bucks and we are ready to give or take that money because we have that much. There are others who have much much more, and they are ready to give or take that much because they have it. Don't the rules that you think must be applied to them, apply to you too??? How can you blame them of laundering money when you are doing it too??..Money is money, whatever the amount may be!

      Blaming people is very very easy, cursing the govt. is very easy but when it comes down to your work, you can't give in and say "everyone does it yaa!!". Everyone says "everyone does it" and that is why everyone does it. And then when people go marching with banners saying "be done with corruption", it's the height of hypocrisy!!!

      You can not build the top of the pyramid without first building the base.WE are the base. Only when each and everyone of us is able to not be corrupt, can something change.Shouting slogans and running amok on the streets is useless because when you are doing that, there are others silently doing what they have always been doing. Stop cheating in exams, stop paying the traffic police, stop paying to get a seat, stop paying to get what is rightfully your's. Don't complain about politicians being hypocrites when you yourself are one. It's only by our individual efforts that something can happen. We are the foundation. There is no point complaining about the building collapsing if the foundation itself is weak.

            Wake up!!...Look inside you!!...Change yourself before you go around trying to change the world!...

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