Corruption in everyday life: a different perspective
|November 30, 2012||Posted by Britul under Perspective|
Corruption has remained the prime topic in this blog. Today a different perspective had twigged my mind and here I am to
jot it down. After reading this post you may think, I have gone mad. Or may think I have started supporting corruption. You are free to think whatever you want to thing but, I am determined to write what has come to my mind.
Bribery is the most widely seen type of corruption in our society. It is committed at all levels. Most of us have seen traffic polices taking money from commercial vehicles. Most often in fact they seen justify that taking just 100 or 200 rupees isn’t going to change anything. So, why not to take !!
The people who takes bribe seems justifying bribery stating that Government pays them very less and at that money they cannot support their families. But that is not a logic at all. If tomorrow his salary is increased, he won’t stop taking bribe. So actually he wasn’t taking bribes to satisfy his needs. He was taking bribe to satisfy his greed; which is still there. Moreover, if the salary doesn’t suffice his needs, he should immediately quit that job and look for other avenues.
The poor person, who doesn’t do any corruption even after getting ample chance, is the person who
won’t be doing any corruption if he becomes the CM/PM or any higher position having lots of power and opportunity.
Most people think that everyone is doing corruption everywhere. So, my not doing corruption isn’t going to change anything. I shouldn’t be the “Yudhisthir” in “Kaliyug”.
Let me explain something to those who thinks in that way. When there is power cut and it is dark everywhere in the room, we always search for the matchbox and candle with the help of the light of our mobile screen. At that time it feels that we can see everything very clearly with the faint source of light. It’s like that. Your tiny action counts. Just like an LED light or the mobile screen is sufficient to push darkness away, your corruption free action is sufficient to push the darkness of corruption away. But you won’t know how your action has affected. How someone is inspired to fight against corruption. Or how someone is motivated to work corruption freely. Everything will happen behind your back. You won’t see any effect with your eyes. You just need to have the faith that your action counts. You just have to keep the LED of your mind glowing.
A person takes bribe of a specific amount not because that amount will make his life easy; but because he can take only that much; not any more. No one will give him more than that for what he can return. If the same person is placed on the chair of CM or PM then think what he can do.
We always imagine us i.e. the so called “Average Indian middle class” as the most innocent victim of corruption. But the harsh truth is that we will also become as corrupt as today’s corrupt politicians and bureaucrats!!. Many people will not agree to this. Neither do I have any proof the prove this. But, I am saying this because I personally feel that corruption is in our minds. Today’s corrupt politicians have risen from among us. We are corrupt and so they are. We need to remove corruption from our hearts and then only we can claim a corruption free nation. Well, I think we don’t need to claim. It will automatically become.
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