Tuesday

Small Act, Big Impact


That was an atom molecule bang resulting in a poof and no endangerment to the Earth. But look at all the crap that was drummed around by media for publicity? Predicting doomsday and whatnot!

And now take a look at what is going on in our surround. Delhi bombing, why did it happen? Jaipur, Bangalore and before that Bombay. What are we as people doing to protect our cities? Our Earth? What happened in Bihar? Did we as Indians do something to galvanize and mobilize help or support? Hurricane Ike caused destruction of a mammoth nature and the city of Houston, is still reeling with robbery, theft, no water to drink, no power, no much food. At another stratospheric level the markets are reeling with Lehman Brothers going belly upwards, and Merrill Lynch selling out, AIG calling the SOS and who knows how many more are lurking in the shadows waiting to summon the courage to declare bankruptcy!

Did you know that we as a country are second to only Iran in terms of deaths and loss of life due to terrorism? What is the impression we spread of our country in the world outside? CA is suspect of coming to India. Obama does not want to give any more jobs to Indians. Even without Obama, Indians will lose many jobs in the USA. Orissa & Mangalore reek of intolerance and hatred. Have we spent ourselves out? Have we plundered and looted and bludgeoned to such an extent that we have only a hollow shell left in the aftermath? Do we care? Do we stand to lose anything? Are we so busy running our daily lives that we turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to all that is happening around us?

There seems to be crisis after crisis brewing up in some part of the world. I don’t believe in Nostradamus nor do I believe in soothsayers. All I know is we are abdicating our responsibilities as individuals and as nationalities and as citizens and as inheritors of this magnificent planet called Earth and are not moving an inch to help or support in any ways!

I am asking each of us here, when will we wake up and when will we stir out of this apathy and when will we do something meaningful to be able to make a difference in society? More than anything else when will we become more sensitive to our surroundings? We need to become the Harmony Bear. Harmony Bear helps others get along. This peace loving bear knows our differences are something to be celebrated, not something to keep us apart. When differences are brought together in harmony they create something beautiful.

Harmony Bears caring mission is to help others overcome differences and get along. Her Character Quirk is that she's got a beautiful singing voice that seems to magically help calm others when they're upset. Her Best Friend is Friend Bear. Her Relationship Challenge is with Champ Bear. He can be so competitive sometimes. Motto is – “good times get better when we get along together”.

We do not live in fabulous conditions so we shouldn’t kid ourselves. I think, we don’t need the Big Bang of evolution, to my mind, we need, the evolution of Ideas to stop the rot and ruin around us. We need to think. We need to act! Let’s take small steps and make concrete things happen. If each of us can become a Harmony Bear and do ambassadorial work around harmony and development, that will make a small difference to society. And it is such small steps, which will lead to the big impact.

13 comments:

mathatheist said...

I agree. I agree. I agree. Harmony Bear. Yes. We need many. We need to become many.

ALLEX said...

hi... u r so very true.... we think of big innovations..... but just stop thinking of the diffenece we can do the lives of others by our simple efforts .

ashish said...

Well said Mee!

runa said...

Am happy to be a Harmony bear, think it makes immense sense. We definitely need to wake up and move things now.

melinda said...

Time for ACTION most definitely!

Mike said...

It is indeed grim here in the States. Calif is not hit by Ike but texas city definitely is worst off. I hear thr is enough and more chaos in your part of the world too. All I can say is it is time to reflect and get the laws to kick in. The law agencies need to be empowered even further to do their job well. Ofcourse in addition our inability to put momentum to action cannot be forgiven certainly

sanjiv said...

Maybe we need a maodern day Mahatma ?

sheila said...

India needs to get beyond knee jerk reactions and galvanize the law! And ofcourse not to ignore your point Mee, the fact of the matter is tolerance levels and harmony need to kick in desperately too.

gita said...

Tackle terror! the damn govt needs to move its butt! especially now that it has happened right under its nose in Delhi!

Jim said...

Why is every muslim a terroroist may I ask? Just because a handful of muslims make terrorist attacks? Ban the damn Simi's and all related terror groups irrespective wether muslim or bajrang dal or any other!

gita said...

tough acts like terrorism deserve tough laws! lets get on with it and improve the situation on the ground first.

ashish said...

I cant help but agree that we need to go to war on terror! Get the practitioners of terrorism out of our nation! High time the existing laws and the will to enlist the laws and forces of the country do their work! Am fed up of this equally Mee:( - -was in a hurry last evening so did not write my comments properly!

Neelu said...

And horror of horrors. Yesterday just outside our national capital, a grandfather beat his 17 yr old grand-daughter and her 16 yr old boy-friend to death and tried to burn them. Honour killing they say. What hope, when people stoop to killing their own children?