If I start by giving examples of how much the “Government” in our country is lacking/corrupt/not working/lazy/whatever negative adjectives you love to use, I’d probably never get to the point.
The fact that despite all the progress, there are many areas in our “Incredible India” that are not only unremarkable in their existence and function but rather poor in every sense of the word is evidence enough of our failing Government.
The reason? Well, why should we think of a reason, let’s just blame corruption! After all, “we the people” are also victims of an awfully corrupt bureaucracy and legislation. Corruption has destroyed our country. (A statement every citizen of India swears by.)
Today, I have a question for these “we the people”. Now as you know, a corrupt Government is not one person/body/thing. Its an organization. So can you tell me, what is the unit of this organization? In other words, what constitutes this corrupt Government? Isn’t it people? Ordinary humans who hold some position. But nonetheless, people.
What is the point of the above question you ask, for when you blame the corruption, you are blaming these individuals, these people, who harm the citizens, take their hard earned money and live a luxury life. So what’s the point of all these words?
Well the point is, people are essentially the same. So yeah, these “Government” people are corrupt. But aren’t you too? Do you, reader, give your best in the work you do? Do you, work properly and complete all your duties, not because there’s a sword hanging on your neck, but because you want to. Do you do that? Will you be as much productive as you are now, if your boss/official/head/teacher was not there to keep a check on you. Or was far away. Who’re you fooling. Of course you wouldn’t be. And that makes you corrupt. Just like these people you blame.
Corruption does not just mean taking money and doing illegal stuff. It is any form of dishonesty, any alteration, any manipulation, and any form of misconduct and deceit. So, when you just copy your friend’s assignment and submit it, you are corrupt. When you just charge some extra momey from your customer, you are corrupt. When you intentionally procrastinate and not give your full effort in all that you do, you are corrupt.
I wonder, if everyone would do their work, their duties, whatever that may be to the best of their abilities, where would we stand? It is very easy to blame other people and forget that you are just like them. I feel that we have a really crappy work ethic. We want fun and we want fruit of our labours without any labour. And in a way, it is right. I mean, c’mon, pay without work! Awesome! But then we are in no position to blame others. If you can be selfish, they can be selfish too. How do you expect justice or fairness or progress for that matter. You ain’t putting in effort mate, you won’t evolve. Its simple.
So next time when you sit in front of TV or newspaper, blaming the authorities, evaluate your work and your potential first. Working for your country doesn’t have to mean great sacrifices or noble prize worthy work (which is not at all wrong by the way! You should do it if you can). It can simply mean giving your best wherever you are. Fulfilling your duties. A little goes a long way. Maybe this way, everyone will eventually start doing what they’re supposed to do. And then we won’t have a corrupt Government at all.