Wednesday, April 15, 2015


"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank.

Good morning!

Do we still remember what our parents used to say when we play with a knife when we were growing up? I'm pretty sure the answer to the question is “son/daughter put away the knife and you do not play with it again or else you'll get yourself hurt.” I thought about it, and it seemed to me the precautionary advice from our parents seemed to be one of the greatest lessons we have learned, i.e., “consequence.” Hopefully, I will be articulating every lesson learned from my parents when I have a family of my own.

The lesson about “consequence” is that it enables us to think before taking any kind of action.

If one thing that can be interpreted as the reason for the senseless killings and hating, it has to start with a statement or an action without knowing the consequences of it. In democracy, we believed in the power of people but seldom do we realize the Machiavellianism tactics of politicians exploiting the very power of democracy. More or less, the hope for a better future clouded our judgement when choosing our representatives. That’s where when the politicians are able to penetrate within our mind and manipulating it in every possible way to have an upper hand against us. Yet, we are still happy because we still live in a democracy country rather than a country under dictatorship. But after all, the present democracy is like a mirage in a desert but the reality of mirage is an illusion.

Everyone, and of course, has the right to ask and know, how do we make this right? It is as simple yet it does need your judgement from your conscience in order to be in terms with your decision based on your intelligence. Imagine a big country like us where more than billion people are repeatedly let down by our own power entrusted to 545 people after every five years. And the irony of our country democracy is that a common man is happy when the price of onion is dropped although the standard of living remains the same. But we have to know that a real democracy do not give from his right hand in order to steal it again from with his left hand. And there is no room of negotiations like 50:50 when it comes to freedom and the entitlement as a rightful citizen.

In fact, the people of Delhi has experience the consequence of choosing the same representatives again and again but they have also make it right this time around in the month of February 2015 Delhi election. The result was groundbreaking because it let me to believe in democracy once again. It is not about endorsing a particular party rather there leader out there who are willing to work for the people and also there are looters masquerading as leader. Every single day, we have to use the very lesson of ‘consequence’ we learned as a child from our parents. After all, parents have the best interest for their children.

Food for Thought: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein.

Thank you. Have a good day!

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