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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Is a person still to be considered good if he doesn’t stand against the wrong or is he a bad guy now? Is he, in any way, to be held responsible for the wrong act being done? If so, are you one of them? Have you once (or much more often) been a silent spectator to the wrongs? Did you care?

Our living has become such a kettle of fish that we hardly care to correct the wrong being done by others. We are the pigeon that closes its eyes thinking that if they cannot see, the cat also won’t be able to see it; or are we the ostrich that buries its head into the sand at the essence of danger; or are we just another busy humans with no time for the things. Likewise, it’s quite embarrassing.

There are no second thoughts that all of us have seen people spit, throw garbage or even pee in public places. But did we ever make an effort to stop them. To make them realize what they have been doing unknowingly. We don’t. Because we know it’s not worth. They won’t listen. Our effort may even backfire. Because we know if we were in their place we would have done the same. As Laurie A. Anderson once said, “It’s easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”

But all we have is a voice. It’s not to win over the seminars, or give campaigning speeches or to manipulate and fraud people. Stop dumping things on others to excuse yourself out of the situation. Good can be done. All you need is to initiate the efforts. The verse ‘when you see something wrong, stop it with your hand’ fits aptly here. And I realized it is better to scream sometimes. Silence is the real crime against humanity. At first, they may not care to give ear, but giving up is not a solution. If you are in the middle of a fight, be prepared to lose. But don’t surrender. Giving up is cowardice. And remember, if you cannot convince someone of for the wrong they have been doing unknowingly to you and your surroundings, it’s you who is at defeat, not them. Every time you feel you are at fail, give it just another try. You never really know when the cards shuffle. Just remember, it’s you, and only you, who can make a difference.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
--Edmund Burke

This is my post for #AbMontuBolega campaign by Strepsils and Indiblogger.
About the campaign: There are many places that should be cleaned, many people who deserve your attention & authorities who need to hear your opinions! It's time to stop being a silent spectator and raise your voice, making a difference. This campaign aims on just that - Bahut hogayi khamoshi, #AbMontuBolega!
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