Well, I would like to start with what prompted me to write about this topic. Just a few days back, while talking to my cousin who resides in Delhi, she shared an experience, where her son was complaining about not being able to breathe. I thought it to be alarming as Air pollution has been really high after Diwali.
Humans are considered to be the most intelligent species on this earth but in reality, are we actually exercising what we are taught since birth by life and human relations. Are we living a conscious life? Are we making conscious endeavours towards our extinction? I know humans with brains always act rationally whether it’s political, economic or a social issue but friends somewhere the calculations are going wrong.
- Converting green area into buildings:
I reside in an area that was covered with trees a few years back but now; there are magnificent residential buildings, multiplexes, commercial complexes, etc. No wonder, it’s development but on what cost. There are more commercial buildings and flats as compared to playing parks, grounds, etc. If builders find an empty place, they build commercial shops or something that will fetch them money without pondering, if there would be no greenery, how would people residing there will breathe.
- Commercialised education:
We are residing in the era, where we are educating people in quantity rather than quality. We are making a fast and commercial thinking machine that takes every decision of life based on profit and loss. Alas! We need to teach them to be happy even with limited amenities of life and to be complacent with what they have rather than living a dissatisfied life for what they don’t have. Recently on Facebook, I read a message shared by someone that quoted a Bad education can destroy the whole nation as a lesser-educated doctor can’t save patient, a good engineer can make strong bridges, so on.
- Cult of materialistic things:
It’s very disheartening to witness that how the wealth of the person is evaluated on the basis of a number of four-wheelers standing in front of his house, brands are worn by a person, places where parties take place, especially where the money is floundered for petty things. I am not against the privileges but the worth of the money is enhanced when it is used at the right time at the right place. Ministers spending a huge amount of God statues makes no sense as God resides in all of us, 5 members of the family having five cars and many more such instances.
- Empathy towards another human:
We have gone so casual with the lives of the other people that their sadness, loss, ill-feeling or even pain means nothing to us. It’s not that all humans are insensitive but we all are facing a loss of trust among each other. Increase in rape cases, issues of women empowerment, #metoo campaigns, etc. the list is increasing.
- Cautiously being ignorant:
I know many would not agree to this but this what I have observed in all that experience I have so far. I remember telling someone to keep the rapper with her till she reaches home but it was disgusting to see a teacher who should be role model, opened the window and threw the wrapper on the road there and then and smiled. Can we really think that she was not aware of the lesson that waste should be thrown in the dustbin. Peeing anywhere on road, spitting, throwing waste on road, busting crackers even there is law, cutting trees, etc. we are heading rapidly towards our own destruction.