What was it that I was thinking while I was crossing the street. I was thinking of the world. I was thinking of what this country gave the billions for free. Freedom.
I too doubt, a few times, did we get our independence for free.
Here is a point for the economists who wish to pursue the American way of economics, the Keynesian economics. The history, the people. They had more then 200 years of independence and struggles, making of country behind them. When they decided to inflate the economy for permanent. they had, by God’s will or effort, a sound society, a culture with them. Money and off course, knowledge that does not have a character base behind it bring in evil. You want to bring in lot of money, fine! You want to
let people make a lot of money, fine!
But character of nation, character of people, character of society should receive a lot of importance too. Do not forget what happened out there in Latinos, Do not overlook the state the African nations are in. Do not act blind to the state CIS nations are
rising from, do not over look the pain Asia-Pacific people have risen from. We may be large but we are made of people. And if you do not pay attention on letting people know of their joint responsibility towards the social. There is no bottom to the hole.
Economic development has never bothered me. When I talked of greed in last few articles, it was a try to quick fix. To let people know that there is something going wrong.
But it won’t work for permanent. And there is no surety that someone will speak.
You need a social structure that understands, that loves it soil. a society that must understand that soil loves back. What you receive today was planted by our fore fathers. You, we, have to plant too. That character has to be given impotence.
One fine example is the CWG games. Was it only one man? was it only a small no of greed driven people? Or was it all a foreign affair? It had us in it. It had people,
who knew they were about to blow away the reputation of this country. They have families too. Did the men who built those sub-standard structures not Indian?
were those who supervised or checked not us? A lot many of them were learned people.
Why did none objected? Can I not say- they did not care?
And that is the truth, CARE. and that does not come from UP there. It comes from IN there. And that is what has to be built first, or at least along with. Building character is not a matter of money, it is a matter of choice. And it needs efforts. And certainly, if you are not pumping up your children with character, if you are not pumping up your students with character. Then it is you who is responsible. If your or your neighbor’s girl is teased over in the bus.
And I repeat, it can’t be pushed in, it is built inside. Government is a new concept, building character was there even there was none. That makes it our responsibility.
Our choice & our job.