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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Look into the mirror before you opine

No one is good or bad. Everyone is a product of the time that they experience/go through.

There's so much talk about corruption in high places in India today. And the lack of morality in power centres. All of us lament of a basic erosion of value systems. Social Media offers the perfect platform for people to give free, unsolicited advice and opine on how other people must be leading their lives. So much time and energy is being expended on hashtag activism against the political class, the corrupt and those who invite public scrutiny and attention. Let's divest ourselves of indulging in such wasteful opinions and invest in introspection instead. We are all as corrupt as anyone else is. If you pay a bribe to have a cop let you off for breaking a signal, if you drink and drive, if you support a communal (anti-human) point of view, if you pollute the environment by indiscriminately using plastic, if you private ogle at someone, you are as corrupt as the people who are accused of financial and criminal wrongdoings. Period.

True character is who you are when you are in a dark room, alone, when no one is watching. So, before rushing off to opine, let us look into the mirror. As someone famously said,"Every Saint has a sinful past and every Sinner has a saintly future!" Amen!

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