I see a lot of noise and talks about Anna Hazare and Jan Lokpal bill. It is all over Facebook, Twitter, T.V Channels, Radio etc.
But, I find it wrong. This protest is resulting in productivity loss. I see people sitting in office and writing on their Facebook wall that they support Anna Hazare, his movement etc and use a #tag for it. Here is the thing, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.
Sitting somewhere in an A.C room and writing a tweet or status update like this isn’t going to help anyone anywhere. Indian people have an inherent mentality of talking more and taking actions less. This mentality needs to change before we can even think of making India corruption free.
Corruption is an inherent trait of us humans. We all can easily get corrupt and do wrong deeds. It could be due to fear, greed, sex… anything. Corruption is there and we cannot remove it. We can just reduce it.
I could be wrong, but there is something I notice. The youth population of today’s India is more educated and aware then the youth population which was in college 20 or 10 years ago.
We are more aware of the problems we see today around us because in the next 40 years to come, we will be the ones facing issues in India due to corruption and not the existing crowd of elder population in the age of 40 or 50 or even more which is the general age group of the majority of our politicians. Well, they will simply die.
The youth, the college and school student today are the future of India, but we are wrong. How can we tell someone to stop corruption if we are ourselves corrupt?
I follow a simple rule in my life. I don’t tell anyone not to do something, if I am doing it myself. For example, I don’t like smoking. I hate the smell, so I advice others not to do it. I prefer to stay away from smoking zones. However, I like McDonald’s burger and that is something I don’t stop people from eating.
Let me tell something to students and grown ups which can actually make India a better place, due to which something like a Lokpal bill won’t be needed.
1. If you feel bad and cheated due to corruption happening to you then stop being corrupt yourself first. Stop paying that police man ? 100 to skip your challan when you are caught driving incorrectly. Also, stop driving rashly. Its doesn’t make you cool, it makes you look stupid.
2. Stop paying bribes to get your work done quicker than the usual time it takes. You give bribe, so people take bribe. Refuse it. All of you. If there is no bribe or no one to give bribe then officers will be forced to do things correctly themselves.
No king is a king if people refuse to accept him as a king.
3. Stop skipping college for going to movies, dates etc. There is a right time for everything and the time you are wasting by not studying is not something you will get back.
4. Give priority to things in life. Solving a mock question paper should be more important for you then drinking bear or going for a long drive with friends, unless it is a vacation or Sunday.
5. Education isn’t tough. If it was then how come 10000000 of students every year score 98%+ marks? It isn’t like they have a special DNA which makes them genius. They study. Do it.
Without education you have no future and cannot stop corruption because then a student like you will go on to work in some company where he doesn’t know how to do something properly and will find ways by hook or crook to finish the work thereby creating further corruption.
The amount of knowledge you gain in school is sufficient enough to crack some entrance exam if you are doing it properly. Here is the thing, how many kids do it properly? Coaching institutes which used to be education hubs are business now.
I remember few years ago, I went with my relative to a coaching institute in Lucknow to inquire about coaching for engineering entrance for my cousin. The teacher there said to me “We had 50 selections last year in top colleges of India from our coaching.” I left the place saying “50 out of 5000 that came here? Sorry, I am not sending my bro to study here when your track record of successfully educating students for entrance is 1%”.
6. Stop pissing in the corner of the road. There are urinals for that, use them. No one will come from outside of India to clean India. You need to do it yourself.
7. Stop taking admission/job with reservation quota. Is it really so hard for you to prove that you have the caliber to do something in education/job?
8. Stop cursing the government for everything. We need it. Without an authority above our heads, we will be under civil war in no time. Absolute freedom is not different than chaos.
9. You are not a Rajput, or a Mishra or a Verma or a Srivastava or Marathi or U.P wale Bhaiya or Hindu or Muslim. You are an Indian first. That is all. Period. Stop treating others bad just because they don’t belong to the same clan as you.
10. Give respect where it is due. I even refer to the waiter in a canteen as “Sir” cos that guy is serving me food, which I need.
The above list has just a few examples of the wrong things we do. We need to fix many wrong habits and deeds of us before supporting Anna Hazare. Even if the Lokpal bill passes, it won’t do any good because we will make India corrupt again in few years.
It is not hard to be good. Anything is possible in this world as long as there is a will to do it.
A country cannot be made the best with emotional or patriotic decisions. We have been doing this for years and nothing has changed. If you want to bring a change then think logically about what is right and then take decisions.
People of India, go fix yourself first. If you do that then corruption will automatically go away. Fixing yourself is easier and better than going in a candle light parade while leaving your studies/office/job.