The month of December 2012 has been cruel and crucial for most Indians in India. A vicious rape attack on a young girl in Delhi has snatched away her life, and it resulted in a politically-neutral, spontaneous mass protest of a type that no one remembers having seen for a long time.
I’ll write a post on that next but let us take a step back and try to understand what makes our social fabric so vulnerable at times.
In any civilization there comes a time when it becomes necessary to reflect upon what’s gone wrong in the past, and what we can do to improve our lives.
India is a big country with teeming population, that is not only diverse with varied aspirations but has in their midst some of the poorest in the world for whom existence is a daily grind.
I have an irrevocable and unequivocal belief that the best way to tackle the ills of our society is to give proper education to the people of the country. And by that I don’t just mean tackling illiteracy.
Education is needed even for the educated…for those of us who have college degrees and successful careers to boast of. We need the education of tolerance, sensitiveness, and willingness to reach out to the others who need help.
Crime happens where there are inequalities. And in our country we have plenty of them. Inequality also stalls the progress of a nation. So, as 2012 becomes past, can we promise to take a step toward becoming a more tolerant and a more sensitive society?
Yes, we can! Let’s do it.
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Here is a collection of some inspiring self-improvement stories in the past year. Do read them. Who knows what gems await you there!
- How do you stay cool, composed, and sustain your self-esteem in a tough environment?
- You can literally throw your negative thoughts away
- How practicing minimalism can make you happier
- 6 tips to writing a successful life plan
- I Can Overcome (from a 22-year old)
- And finally, did you say men don’t cry? They do.
They fail, they cannot do many things, they make mistakes, they feel miserable, and yes they do cry.
Take a look at the video below.