Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's now time to make a change...

By change, i mean a change in our society, in our country, and most importantly in our thoughts! We are all proud of being Indians, but if we're asked to write down 10 good things happening in our country and 20 bad things, i think the latter would be much easier for most of us. It's not that our country or the people are all that bad; it’s just that we listen and see only what we want to. We blame our politicians who are inept of uplifting our country, we blame the media for being largely biased and for practicing lobbyism, we blame our policemen for being lethargic and corrupt, we blame everyone around but us. This attitude needs to change.

Change does not happen in a blink, or not even in a fortnight, it's gradual. We need to change our way of thinking. What our country and we as individuals need today is to get a perspective. We need to be open to change and be more optimistic. I agree our politicians are not performing at their best, but there are many other people who devote their lives to causes that no-one even cares to bother about. We should bring such people to limelight and speak positively about them, instead of cribbing about the inefficiencies of our politicians and their pack of people. It's the negativity in our minds and hearts that's being vented out, and that's the obstacle on our path of development.

We blame the people outside our country to be more interested in our poor people than in our achievements, but are we ourselves aware of our current achievements? Do we even know about the thousands of people working in remote areas for the welfare of other fellow underprivileged citizens, away from the paparazzi? I believe, we should emphasize more on the noble deeds of such devoted people than on the actus reus of our government/media. We should recognize the exemplary deeds of today's heroes and spread their positivity.

Watch your thoughts for they become words. 
Watch your words for they become actions. 
Watch your actions for they become... habits. 
Watch your habits, for they become your character. 
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! 
What we think we become. 
-- Quote from the movie - 'The Iron Lady'(Margaret Thatcher)

If we think positive, we can change our destiny. It's what we think and what we believe that defines us. Great revolutions are caused by people who have the optimism to bring about a change. It's a positive thought that has the power to revolutionize, not a negative one. If we want to see our country and our people shine, we need to shed our pessimism and embrace optimism. As Aristotle said - "Hope is the dream of a waking man"! Hope is all we've got.

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