Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Hope for fools"

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Imagine if we've been giving our support to a government even though there is hardly any proof to show that the government is working for the people.

I'm starting to beleive the word "hope" is overrated when "we" are the answer to make things right anytime. It's just my opinion, hope is for afterlife and not when you are living the present. We hope the state of Manipur will get better when everyone of us are living in the present chaos. And I don't get it because not long ago, an old man told me, "Nakhoi naharol na eikhoi Sanaleipak chaokhat hanlo"(Translation: Youths can bring progress and development to our beloved state of Manipur). But how do I contribute because the old man convincingly told me, you can.

When I started looking for the answer, I found that our state government and its subsidiaries are not working for us rather working for their own interests. Maybe, it sting and hurts like any poisonous desert scorpion but it's true. Say for example, if you want to get any paper work done, what is the first thing that you do? Checking your wallet or call in a favor from a friend who knows the authority! Of course, we both know the answer and we don't need to brag about it. But have we not realize our misfortune is the result of our own makings?

We do not need to say we don't have good leaders or the political parties as infuential as the Indian Congress party and the BJP. If you still think so, I'm sorry but you are naive because we live in the state of democracy not an anarchy or dictatorship. Are you not in awe with the results of recent Delhi legislative assembly election held on 7 February 2015? I'm not here endorsing one political party rather to let you know that we are the elements to change.

The truth is we don't need to say to the government we elected for ourselves, 'I hope you'll work for the interest of the people' but rather 'you have to work for the people and their interest'. The 2017 Manipur state legislative assembly is not far away and we got to be prepared. Remember the line from the book "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

Food for Thought: In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man. Friedrich Nietzsche

Thank you. 

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