Why should one be Kind to Others??

Well, it is a rhetorical question to ask. But still, I am trying to answer it to the best of my ability. Before moving towards the ‘why-part’ of this article, I should first write about the ‘what and how part’.

An act of kindness is a gesture of goodwill towards someone irrespective of your and their financial state, mental state and physical state. Random act of kindness can be performed anywhere and at any time.

It can be as simple as waving to someone you see regularly, talking to them or even smiling at them once in a while. It is the way in which you connect to people even for a second or two. Although you are not supposed to spend your money to be kind but you can go out of your way and spend some of your money to make someone else’s day.

Even though every other religion encouraged kindness as the investment of some sort of salvation and every culture in one way or other recognized it as one of the most important traits of human personality. But still in some points of our life, feels easier to be unkind. Life is not easy, it has its own ups and downs and when we are not in our great state when we feel the world is working against us, that time we often tend to be unkind.

It is true, we all are vulnerable in one way or another. As Plato once said, “Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting their own battle.” Don’t be rude to others because you had a long day. Never used that as an excuse to behave badly.

I don’t feel that people should look for reasons to be kind. But I have formulated what I feel should be the reasons for the people to opt kindness. They are:

  • Be Kind, because an act of caring starts a ripple that comes back to you.
  • Be Kind, because it is the rational thing to do. It makes sense to be kind.
  • Be Kind, because it takes courage to be kind. It is challenging to hold your tongue and speak positively to others.
  • Be Kind, because it is difficult to maintain the level you have reached and with the unkind behavior you are going to other person’s level. Try to bring them to your level instead.
  • Be Kind, because being unkind doesn’t solve anything. That sure as hell complicates the things more.
  • Be Kind, because it feels good to be kind, it is the right thing to do and it reflects who you actually are.

Kindness is something we can all engage in anytime and anywhere. Kindness is a choice. Choose it. An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. But kindness for rudeness will spread honor and happiness. Kindness not only makes you feel good but also it makes others feel good too. And in making others feel good, you inspire them to want to do something kind for someone else.

Kindness is contagious, choose it and try it once in a while.

Jai Hind 🇮🇳

India Since Independence

 

Today, I wrote about India Since Independence. What have we achieved? What more is needed and most importantly What are the blemishes we have faced in the past 7 decades.
Well, one could write a 700-page book about that (ask Bipan Chandra 🙂 ) but I tried to put my feelings in less than 400 words.

Do read and tell what you think…..

On 15 August 1947, Pt. Nehru made a tryst with destiny and with that India encountered its rendezvous with democracy. And since its inception, India has never looked back. It is on the right path and continues making the right decisions despite the hard conditions it has faced in the past.

Our forefathers wanted it to be a welfare state and they made sure that India doesn’t face the hardships it has faced for over 200 years. It was made sure by the constitution tabulated by Babasaheb and other members in the Constituent Assembly.

India has been advancing in almost every field, from literature to science. All of that is favored by the reforms (be it land, economic or others) and policies which are made for the people by the people elected by the people. In the economic field, we have achieved unprecedented success and most of our 5-year plans have been successfully implemented with shining results. We have also achieved success in agriculture and education sector and most significant achievement has been done in defense and space-related programmes with our own indigenous missiles and space vehicles.

With the days of success, India has seen some dark days as well. These include emergency in 1975, the emergence of Naxalite groups and terror attacks which have damaged our country from within. Other than that poverty and unemployment are the menaces which are doing the most harm to the nation.

Despite these problems, India is the fastest growing economy. In the 70th year of independence, it is developing at a faster pace than it ever was. The need of the hour is to emphasize on education and youth. Because these are the one which can help India regain its old glory back. The more reforms come in the field of education, the faster India will progress not in one or two sectors but all round dream of development will be realized.

To conclude, I must write that it the result of all the pains and hardships of our forefathers who fought for our freedom, all the leaders who lead us here with the reforms, the decision-making ability of our bureaucrats and the power given to judiciary which is leading India towards betterment and development at a rate faster than any other once-colonialized country in the world.

Jai Hind 🇮🇳