Against the miscellaneous

Published:  02:01 AM, 12 July 2018

Old is gold but is our present bleaker?

Old is gold but is our present bleaker?

Evidence proves in every day's actions that how much we are aware of ourselves when we expect a lot but not interested to put in the required effort. 

Most of the old potentials say that time was super when they were young. Their opportunities may not have been many but they utilized each option they had. Their ties were strong and their efforts were enlightened. Their thoughts were just and actions seemed heroic although they were deprived from modern facilities.

It seems today that respect has taken a backseat and rudeness has taken the wheel of society. Civil rights and the rights of women are usually being trampled on. Power occupying and rough exercising of power has become a tradition.

Power and consumerism has become a large part of our mindsets thus we are have burgeoning over expectations as result. Its really reminds us the awesome quote of Shakespeare that " I never expect anything to anyone because expectation always hurts." Over expectations leads us to make wrong decisions and welcome corruption in life.

 As I was a pupil of Military Science and connected with this I usually heard about the unexpected statements like,"Juniors nowadays are not supposed to respect the Seniors." The ranking systems are classified and promotions seem to rely on political ties or some other unscrupulous method.

The government employees lead precarious lives where they feel undafe in their positions. Public fund is usually used for tenders in lieu of development. The Quota system in cadre services raised a huge voice that stopped the wheel of education just some days before, although its solution from the top has not still been expressed in black and white.

Our Honorable Prime Minister assured the quota reformers but it seems some people may be stopping such amendments to swiftly take place. Some of the problems are being addressed firmly by the government and administrations, however, some complaints still need to be resolved.

A problem is trust, which modern society seemed to have relinquished with. It seems that though we have many different belief systems our trust in ourselves has not become a mandate we can follow.

This makes the entire infrastructure of society tenuous as when we purchase and exchange goods, when we have interactions and even when we implement education systems we need the backbone of trust to distribute most of our basic needs and wants.

 Our family infrastructure has changed, both for better and sometimes for the worst. It seems great that fathers can have friendly conversations with their own children and children do not need to fear their fathers as anomalous entities. However, the respect must be mutual. Children should not adopt behaviors that may endanger their health. Before, smoking in front of elders was considered a social taboo. Nowadays, it is increasing amongst the youth surprising many people of the old generation.

 The more awareness rises through education and media the more darkness and prejudices increases proportionally where theory of social welfare in Economics touches the whole. "It is not possible to provide one opportunity without depriving others." That means if someone get something another must lose something. 

Though sacrifice can be noble we must implement a system that has an equal distribution of goods and services. We need to improve our ethical education sector where introducing "Behavioral Economics" can play a vital role. We should behave well then we can get well.

To change the society and any milieu good behaviors and habits are sufficient. Instead of becoming frustrating and losing patience we must be grateful for what we have and utilize the best of what we have. Our futures are shaped by our determination and patience and how we handle adversity.

Abdur Rahim, a post graduate in Economics from National University now a French language learner at IML,DU.

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