Do Things Really Change???

 

We generally say as the time changes, most of things change, meaning of various things differ. While I agree to this statement, I also think that the underlying meaning to the things we have been doing since past – remain the same. It’s just the way of doing things that change, the perspective changes.

While the superficial meaning of marriage has changed, the underlying motive behind the marriage institution remains the same. In old times, marriage was to give security and have a partner in all levels of life. It was also to get a legal sex (illegal sexual activities were there in historical times too, just that they were very rare in numbers).

Today, as we are getting modernized, getting laid isn’t much of a fussy subject. We don’t need marriage to get laid (though extra-marital or pre-marital sex is still not a moral thing, though it has gotten legal now, of course a consensual sex). Today people get married to be financially secure (working couple is an example) or for various other things. But even then the underlying motive of marriage institution hasn’t changed. However modernized we get, we still need a partner in all aspects and levels of life.

2 + 2 will always be 4, no matter if we are in 1st century or 50th.

We mould things as per our requirement. Till 20th century asking for a bribe to do your work was a crime. And in 21st century, asking for a bribe and not doing your work is crime or let’s say immoral. (Because such crimes don’t get punished in India anymore, especially if the criminal is related to politics or politician)

But the immorality tag is still there attached with this activity. Asking for or paying a bribe was immoral till 20th century and is still immoral in 21st century. Though in 21st century we don’t consider it outrageous if our things are getting done.

In short, things don’t change really. Our perspectives do. Our methods do. But the underlying meaning, motive behind things don’t change. As we say truth never changes, though the perception about truths change for us.

 

 

 

 

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Comparison between ancient leaders and current ones…

Today king or emperor is replaced by President, Prime Minister or Leader. But that’s not the only difference. A king used to see that his public, people seek utmost comfort in his/her regime. He used to personally see what is amiss in his society or state. But today politicians are busy in getting their pockets drenched with money. They don’t care about public anymore. The only time they care about public is election time.

 

In ancient days, a King used to change his get up, appearance and mix into public, unknown to public, and see what is going on in his society. This move of his was meant to find out what are the problems people need to face, what are the intricacies and hardships which they face in day-to-day life. But today we don’t find a single politician or leader (as they call themselves) irrespective of which party he or she belongs to.

 

Why this is so???

 

Because, today politicians are busy in travelling abroad for some reason or the other, irrespective of whether it is needed or not. One example I can cite here is of Pune Municipal Corporation members. PMC (Pune Municipal Corporation) members had gone to Simla for their annual meeting. Isn’t this pathetic? Why someone from Pune need to go to Simla for annual meeting? Can’t they solve the problems of Pune city by staying in Pune itself?

 

Today if a politician from any party wants to get himself called as True Leader he needs to go into public without any luxury he or she currently seeks. My challenge to all politicians is:

1)      Go into public without security, as a common man, and feel and see how insecure a common man’s life is.

2)      Go into public by changing get up and understand the problems. This is the best way to get to the root of the problems.

3)      Think of betterment of general public not yourself.

 

If any politician acts on above stated points and works for betterment of public, I will or rather public will salute to him/her and will willingly call him/her “A true leader”.