There is something about us humans and our attitude to procrastinate. Animals never do that. If they have to hunt, they have to hunt. If they have to sleep, they have to sleep. But we, with our super competent brains, have a way of complicating everything, even the simplest of the simplest.
Ok…so this entire 3 line philosophy about ‘procrastination’ because that’s what even I have been doing. I have been meaning to start writing blogs forever, now it seems. And believe me, to get started here, was such a simple process. All I had to do is to just create my account, which like I said earlier, is a simple five minute procedure. Phew!
Now that I have finally joined the ‘Blogwagon’, I’ll not really waste much time. The creative juices, as they say, start flowing when you actually put pen to paper. Not literally of course, in this case. But you get what I mean. So what can I write, that’s already not really been written or talked about?
Anna Hazare? Well…what do I say? No sooner than you type ‘An..’ in Google search, than it starts predicting that you are going to ask it about ‘Anna.’
2G scam, Common Wealth Game scam or ‘natural calamities’ like terrorist attacks (natural because we seem to be totally unprepared and so vulnerable, right)? Or our so-called ‘Spirit’ or ‘Resilience’ to such attacks? I am beginning to hate these two words. I mean… do we have a choice, not to be resilient?
Inflation, Petrol price, Volatile markets or surging Gold price? Nah…I don’t think so I have an IQ to really talk in detail about any of these topics.
So I’ll start with a small incident that happened today. Everyone is aware about the ‘new’ affluent class in India, aren’t we? So it’s no longer uncommon to spot a BMW or an Audi on roads, every few minutes. So while I was waiting to catch an auto (and while they were shamelessly turning me down for no good reason), I couldn’t help notice a swanky sedan whiz pass me. What I saw next left me really baffled. A perfectly manicured, elegant hand came out to throw an empty packet of chips. How can a seemingly-educated (now I seriously have my doubts about her education after seeing that episode) woman, cocooned within the confines of her luxurious sedan, be so unbothered about her surroundings. While it is evident that she likes to keep her immediate surroundings clean, how could she have such an indifferent attitude towards the environmental hygiene and cleanliness? I was so disgusted that I actually pitied her mind. But when I thought about it a bit more, I realized that it’s not just with that woman. Throwing things, garbage, and waste out of the home/car window and onto the streets, seems like a second nature to so many of us. No wonder we still are a crass society. And our civic sense leaves much to be desired; more so in the urban areas.
Blaming politicians for everything, right from the poor state of infrastructure to the educational system is seriously uncool. And we have to learn to ‘stop passing the buck.’ Why don’t we realize our folly, be brave to own up to our mistakes and do our bit to better things. I am positive that if each of us starts in our own little way, we can definitely change things around here. It’s not that hopeless a situation after all. And all we need is a small paradigm shift in our attitude. And in this context, a no-tolerance for unhygienic surroundings.
I vow to do my bit and to refrain from spoiling my environment. Are you willing to do your bit?
I welcome your comments!