Friday, August 19, 2011

I'm Ashamed!

Every second item on my Facebook wall is about Anna Hazare and how corrupt the government is. Seriously guys, talk about corruption, eradicating it in it's root etc, is kind of very ironic. Anyone who has ever bribed an official voluntarily to speed things up and get things done faster has no right to comment on how corrupt the government is. Corruption starts and ends in us. Unless we are clean, we are all just a bunch of armchair critics!

If we are all that concerned, why don't we do something about it, rather than just "raise awareness" in Facebook? How does that even help? Our raising awareness is isn't going to move a gear or a cog in the government machinery.

What can we do, you ask? There are so many NGOs that support poor kids in their education, we can help them. We can teach underprivileged kids in our free time, it's doing our part in getting people what they need.That's not good enough? If "system change" is what we need, why don't we become the bureaucrats and politicians we're fighting against? Why don't we join politics, why don't we become ministers, why don't we become MLAs and MPs? Why don't we become IAS, IPS officers? We won't do it, we want a "Safe career", we all want to go to "good engineering and medical colleges", we all want "good jobs".

Yes, being selfish is okay, if you are more concerned about yourself and your family more than the country, it is totally okay, just accept it and move on. Do not do things because everyone else seems to do it. Your candle-light vigil is not going to help anything except maybe get YOU some media coverage. Is that all you need? Your candlelight vigil is like the useless "strategy" meetings that happen in big corporate houses, it's all glittery, everyone's dressed up, everyone talks of great things, but nothing ever comes out of these meetings.

I'm extremely ashamed of my generation right now. Half the people who're crying about corruption don't give a rat's ass about what's happening to their own maid-servant's sons/daughters in school. Do they even go to schools? Do you know?

I'm not pointing fingers, I'm not calling everyone bad, but anyone who just decided to jump into the "stop corruption in India bandwagon" overnight, needs to be honest with himself/herself.