“Our understanding of right human growth in the modern age is grossly flawed. It is a one-sided development of building abilities for making material gains in a competitive world. This kind of development makes us eager and impatient for the satisfaction of our sensory desires and treating luxuries of life as our necessities. It makes us selfish, violent, greedy, and unconcerned about fellow human beings. We discriminate others and are discriminated by others. We go on complicating things in our life till we get trapped in the cobweb woven by us, having lost all escape routes. We become slaves of our desires. We live as slaves and die as slaves. We adopt a culture of more rights, more consumption, more self-centeredness, more loneliness and more nothingness. It is a culture of massive wastes; waste of material and waste of life. If we have no time to think about where we are going and what we are doing, our expressions can be no better than the hoot of an owl or the howl of a jackal.
No one expects that the world shall miraculously, in a short time, become more congenial for a human life that is most useful for the self and for the others, more creative, more meaningful, more contended and more peaceful. But, one can change himself. Increasing numbers of people can change them every day and become examples for others. We deserve a better life. What we lack is some courage.”
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[This blog is being presented by the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]