HAVE WE INDIANS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH COMPLEXITIES OF LIFE ?
The globalized world has given rise to host of complex problems. One of the most unfortunate developments has been that one’s privacy and individuality have lost meaning as the shrewd souls have scant respect for them. Now one has to pay a heavy price to pursue one’s dreams and aspirations. Jeremy Seabrook rightly stated that ‘real reason for seeking to criminalize the despairing is that to do so pathologizes the individual, and leave society unscathed’.
It would not be out of place to suggest that ’shallow legalism’ and secular outbursts have tarnished the well-structured life-patterns of Hinduism. What’s the point in giving rise to complexities in name of upholding values of modern society? For the time being, it has become our fate to reel under absurdities of modern messiahs! Look at the new laws. They are supposed to protect the rights of women. However, instead of protecting the rights of women they are breaking homes. Anticipatory divorce petitions are being filed at the time of marriage.
Look at our media. It has no respect for our privacy and it is least interested in ensuring a stable society. The word camera never evoked feeling of fear but when it gets combined with word “hidden” it becomes a deadly object! It then gains the potential to turn your “happy home” into a graveyard!! Media has shrewdly used hidden cameras to indulge in “sensationalism” .Apart from that Media is promoting wrong lifestyle-one that caters to individualism.What are programmes like “Sach Ka Saamana” aimed at? They are only weakening the pillars of Indian society. In other words, all better values are now mocked at as we have somewhat accepted within that it’s age of baddies and therefore there is no harm in flirting with cheap values!!
Anyway, I am I’m proud to be born in a country where ” Gandhi-a naked fakir ” was enough to show 35,000 Britishers the door without the use of weapon! Realize the strength of nation when 1.2 billion souls come to have swords in their hands? Still, let not such a day come when we have to become the worshipers of sword than being the lovers of “power of self “.Unfortunately, there are many negative forces that are forcing us to believe in aggressive tendencies, cosmetic values and unnatural living patterns. However, we have to develop the power of resistance so that we are always at a safe distance from the wrong values. Let’s not forget that we have always believed in simple living and high thinking. Our culture deep-rooted in non-violence does not promote bloodshed. Let foreign powers view our politeness as symbol of weakness and love for simple things as sign of dumbness. There is no merit in being dictated by foreign values. After all, what’s the point in becoming like others when the sun in all the case is going to set !!!