Be the change you wish to see
Corruption, inefficiency, callousness of the administrative machinery, environmental balance, sanitation and hygiene were some of the issues much written about and debated. Young fresh faces contested elections without the backing of political parties, NGO's took up various causes, blogs appeared all over calling for support and advocacy. In some places, change appeared to be happening.
Some issues have actually been tackled by these young enthusiasts, and transformation is visible. Some other issues brought about momentary change (at least indicating that it IS possible), and then slid back into the old complacency. Some other efforts (such as "clean" candidates fighting elections) met with very disappointing results.
What is YOUR view on this basic issue? If you have not taken a stand, please do so now. Whether you succeed or not, try to assert your identity, for appeasing your own conscience if not for society. My stand is based on the age-old saying (or is it a prayer?) that says,
"Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can...
And the wisdom to know the difference."
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