Friday, April 2, 2010

Cribbing is good for health

Everyone wants to have a say, be it sports, food, politics or anything and everything. But, there are no doers. Its just talk. We blog, tweet, etc to show concern on how the Tigers have stopped mating, Why India is still mediocre, Planning for a meeting to plan for the actual meeting to actually do something for the country which seldom kicks off! Where am I heading, hmmm, where else, I voted again :). I will crib about all the other people who are not voting. I am tired of hearing things like "I will vote only if None of the above option is given" or "If the candidates are worthy enough". Come on, be practical. It will take time and lots of reforms and hell lot of votes from the people who are not voting now. The political parties will never bother to improve infrastructure/facilites for the middle class because the return on investment is ZERO. Why should they do something for you if you dont even bother to take their future in your hands. Just hope all you people start taking voting seriously and participate. If you want to have access to Online Voting, prove that you are worthy enough to get such a facility.

Did you wait for the govt to come and gift you the passport? (You were ready to stand in queues and beg at the govt offices for hours together)
Did you wait at your home when you did not get your Gas on time?
So what are you waiting for now, go get yourself a Voter's Id and start voting.

One more class of people are there who go back to their hometown to vote and then blame the authorities for not doing anything in their city/town of residence. I wish people outside india show such passion for their country :).

The govt can bring a reward based rule instead of bringing a rule to punish people for not voting. Think about something like tax rebates based on your salary. I hope Mr Nandan gets the UID project on track soon!

Trust me, I am feeling much better after so much of cribbing :P

8 comments:

arun said...

Hi Buddy was a good one... The problem with us is v r too lazy.. wen so cald urban tech savvy ppl like us dont do anythin out of our way (other than of course blogging tweeting etc)to change the system. how can v expct rural India (Which is the majority population)to think beyond their daily bread n butter (porridge n pickle. its time v stand up and act.. I have the same prob like 99.9% of Indians Laziness ...

akhil said...

"It will take time and lots of reforms and hell lot of votes from the people who are not voting now." - dude... itll take more than that...

but you can continue to dream that your govt will one day do something that no goverment has ever done in the history of mankind - actually work... if that keeps you pacified...

amritevil said...

Things will change and it will not happen in one day ;). Being paranoid doesnt help, people can try something better.

Mukil said...

Well, cribbing is therapeutic in one sense. The bulk of the population in any country is not capable of looking beyond the tip of their own noses. So expecting the masses to understand voting and its larger implications on every aspect of their life is an exercise in futility. I'd be more in favor of making voting mandatory through laws for everyone who draws a paycheck (to start with) - that way one doesn't have to think but just do 'coz its the friggin law! :)

Madhumita Jena said...

I want to vote ... The reason why people are not able to look beyond their own things is because we need to survive in the country... Its just survival of fittest .. specially the middle class...

Mukil said...

I'm not one in favor of starting a discussion on somebody else's blog (albeit its our very own great gigi master's) but I do have to take you up on your simple supposition.

Here's an exercise, why do you think societies formed? If everyone minded their own business and did not do anything that benefit anybody else but the self, then you'd have to grown your own plants, build your own car, treat your own ailments and so on. We humans figured out a long time ago that every individual has the chance to lead a better life by cooperating and participating in a "society" than just rush on madly minding one's own business.

amritevil said...

Well said Mukil Bhai ... I guess it is going to become mandatory soon.

Aravind Kumar said...

The political parties will never bother to improve infrastructure/facilites for the middle class because the return on investment is ZERO - This sure is interesting statement. I thought major portion of Govt.'s income came from taxes from this middle class people :)