If Caring for others makes you sneeze & wheeze, If you come down with high fever,headache,stomach cramps, leg pull, tennis elbow,Become A-Z of diseases, know that you are not alone.
I will act when storm gets closer till then I don’t care, I will voice when the fire threatens to burn me,till then I don’t care, I will stand up when I find time, till then I don’t care~ aam aadmi
Isn’t it amazing how the same common man who would keep their eyes and ears shut to avoid helping any accident victim, trying their best ignoring the pleas for help, same common man who would rather record accidents and assaults on their mobiles than go ahead and help someone,would cry foul,howl and shout how Government, Police and people around are indifferent to their problems!
These other people/politicians/police- are you- are us…They are doing what we do, they have not come from outer space, they are us!
As long as we are safe… nothing else matters eh!
- A few years back a 13-year-old disabled girl was assaulted and raped in a suburban train in Mumbai. There were 5 other commuters including a Prominent journalist from one of the leading dailies of the country, and none of them even thought of helping the girl. All they had to do was to pull the chain in any of the stations in between, all they had to do was to raise voice and stand up for that girl…no one in that train that day thought it was necessary to intervene.
- A 26 year old woman bled to death along with her 8 month old daughter after a truck ran over them, while her husbands pleas for help fell on deaf ears of passerby in an area in Jaipur
- accidents, assaults, all in broad day light, all in full public view,some stop to see the tamasha, some to quench their curiosity ,the tsk tsk’s and who has done it’s, and some to tweet and FB what they saw. who wouldn’t like their you tube video to go viral?
I can comeup with a hundreds of different situations all displaying same shameless apathy of people all around..indifference to one’s environment..
God forbid if a day shall come when we will start keeping the city clean, stop to help, or stand for a fellow human…when there will be no discriminations based on race and religion, When life will not be about sharing on facebook but caring in Real world.
HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL
HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL
AND ALL THE SPIRITUAL GURU’S, BABAS AND YOGI MEN
COULDN’T PUT HUMPTY DUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN
A few oaths do not and cannot make a person a good policeman or politicians…
To do good, to serve with honesty has to come from within
Care , care for YOUR own people, care for YOUR kid’s future, care for YOUR country.
When it comes to YOUR own house do YOU just leave it to the police to keep it safe?
Don’t YOU take every measure necessary to keep it clean, safe and secure?
Why is YOUR country not part of YOUR security plans and measurements?
Why brutality and heinous crimes don’t shake YOUR conscience?
What will it take to make YOU stand up and be that first hand of help?
When will YOU understand that any assault on a fellow human is assault on YOUR soul too?
Why someone has to die to wake YOU up and How many more brutal deaths will it take to wake up this country of millions?
How long do YOU think YOU will be safe caring just for YOURSELF?
EVIL KNOWS NO BOUNDS
CHANGE TO BRING CHANGE
STAND UP FOR OTHERS
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU
YOUR PEOPLE NEED YOU
THINK HOW YOU CAN HELP
THINK HOW YOU CAN RAISE A BETTER CITIZEN
THINK WHAT IS YOUR CHILD LEARNING FROM YOUR BEHAVIOUR?
BE AWARE-SPREAD AWARENESS
TODAY IS YOUR DAY TO START SOMETHING NEW
TODAY KEPT IT’S PROMISE, YOU SHOULD KEEP YOURS TOO
DO SOMETHING IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE
SOW GOOD TO REAP GOOD
Sketches & Article ©2013 Soma Mukherjee
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