Are We Really Independent or We Need to Be More Vigilant than Ever?


 

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There was a time when we all lived in harmony. People cared for one another. If someone was going through a tough time, his neighbours and family used to become his backbone. And now we live in times where we do not even know who lives in the house right opposite our door. We live in times where we see someone dying on the road but we do not call for an ambulance. We live in times where a handful of manipulative miscreants brainwash innocent youngsters to blow themselves and other innocent citizens along with them.

When was the last time you heard about a Rape and felt outraged? When was the last time you heard about a big scam and felt shocked? When was the last time you heard about a terrorist attack and felt scared, intruded or offended?

You can’t recall, I bet!

But the real question is not when; the question is why?

Why do we not react? Why do we accept the wrong? Why do we learn to get along with wrongdoers? Why are we so complacent where we are that we don’t even strive to change anything?

These questions are too big and too deep. But a solution will only arrive when we start contemplating. Not just on the problem but on the solution as well.

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We all say that it is not my job. It is my teacher’s responsibility. This is my senior’s domain. This is government’s concern. I am not the one in the wrong.

Indeed, you are not the one in wrong. You just see the wrong happening. You just ignore when it happens. You just hide when it happens. You are so self-consumed that you care only when it happens to someone you know.

It is high time that we all become accountable for everything that happens. If we are vigilant enough, we can stop half the crimes from happening.

These criminals are normal people like us except the fact that some of us are still human and those criminals are not.

Let’s pledge to do everything we can to be right, to see right and to feel right.

Happy Independence Day!!

Bhavika Batra

Student of life and perpetually lost in words. Writes about life experiences, food, travel, fashion, technology and more!

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