Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Man in the mirror, refreshed

(This is a partly recycled post. I have done some ^C & ^V to an earlier post that you may like to read)

"I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, and no message could have been any clearer, if you want to make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make that change..."

- Micheal Jackson

Very powerful words with a deep meaning, how often we have heard the world is bad etc etc. Not a day will pass until we hear some one complaining about the poor infrastructure, bad roads, cleanliness, pollution, corruption and many of the ills that plague the world around. I think its time to wave a red flag and say STOP right there! It is your right to express you opinion (even blog! ; ) ) about something that concerns you, but what have you done about it the problem?

How many times have we seen well educated, well mannered people with high social standing complaining in public fora about the civic problems plaguing us and the next moment do not have the slightest remorse in throwing a recently used paper cup on the road. Just today we saw that the recently concluded local body elections having such ridiculously low voter turnout. The same middle class that will not hesitate to condone, criticize the politicians will just sit on their backsides , twiddling their thumbs watching a tear jerker soap on the tv on their day off and just ignore the future of the city. Then tell me what bloody right do these people have to complain?

This post was inspired by a hoarding that D showed me the other day that had the following words (incidentally the ad was for a tech firm)

Need I say any more?????


devil in disguise said...

I went wid my cousin to her 3 yr daughter's school ws all bout saving our Mother Earth...wen v came out, v bought ice creams n got into an auto...and I ws holding this ice cream stick to throw in sum bin..and my sister goes like, wat hapened? u inspired my the school thing?!?!
Adults?!...sense? [sigh]

Trinity said...

hey good post baby...
it was for lister technologies to be precise and where did you get the pic?
well thanks for the recognition!
that women too! look into minor details..(people people he beleives that women cant look at the minor details, only BIG picture can be seen!?!)

Enemy of the Republic said...

Sorry I haven't been around. How've you been?

FireWhisky said...
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FireWhisky said...

hey tat ws a lovely post... i totally agree with you... n as for the educated people acting up... my history teacher once tld me... "literacy and education are two different things... literacy is the ability to write and comprehend wt is written... education comes from experience... so u may b literate... bt educated you are not."

PurpleHeart said...

It's breathtakingly true !! If there is a change that we wish to see, look with in and try to see that within ourselves first !!