The decreasing collective morality and increasing corruption has genesis in people forgetting the values of hard work and well-being of one and all. All that matters to them is the small personal benefits that they can accrue even while causing harm to others. The growing corruption in medical field is an alarming precedent-- Doctors are simply interested in making money breaking the trust that the patient had posed in him considering him a healer and only next to God. The recently unearthed Vyapam scam speaks much about qualifications of these professionals — who had got seats in colleges by bribing officials. Both bribe givers and takers are individuals who decide to compromise their morality in search of easy and quick success. Gandhiji fought his entire life for the uplift of masses. He recognized the importance of farmers and advocated for an agrarian economy in which everyone would work hard and lead a life on the principle of simple living and high thinking. The scheme of education that he propounded was based on learning by doing — in which every student would take up an art of his choice; that would enable him earn his living. He very well understood the importance of the proverbial farmer and wanted his countrymen to inculcate the same. Though the developmental path that out subsequent leaders chose was different from that, it is only prudent that we inculcate the underlying message. If everyone decides to work diligently towards an objective that would bring prosperity to everyone, this world would be a better place. ―Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.‖ ― Rabindranath Tagore A common childhood story of the most innovators of the world from Einstein to John Gurdon (2012 noble prize winner) is that they were not very good students in the school, and often ridiculed by the system. This fact shows the inability of the system to appreciate something it does not know. In other words if some one challenges the existing knowledge,
COMPILATION – INSIGHTS ESSAYS – 2013 & 2014 INSIGHTS Page 170 the system has a tendency to suppress that voice. And mostly those voices are of children who do not see the world from the glasses of prejudice which the adults often use. Thus a child is forced to see what has already been seen by others, and in this process the curiosity, and novelty of a child‘s experience is killed. And the world loose so many to be Einstein, and generates mechanical human beings who just follow the existing norms. The world is not made by these trend followers, but the trend setters. And since the only reality of the world is change, if someone doesn‘t have a courage to see and recognize these changes, the world will only move towards stagnation.
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