What is your Pledge?

Don’t shine so that others can see you, shine so that through you others can see him” – CS. Lewis (TailPic)

The last few months have been very adventurous for most of us. Humanity was hit by a tsunami of problems. We have witnessed tensions in our relationship with nature and amongst ourselves which lead to several protests, riots, etc. Though the problems more or less were similar, if you closely observe, it only added on to your original character. We all felt hurt when something went wrong in the society, political or otherwise, when crimes increased, when countries like Yemen suffered.

But wait!

What did you do?

One thing that surely many of us did was sharing an Instagram story or Facebook post that said how bad the government is or how bad a community is. Few of us made donations for social causes. 99% of us stopped at that.

But is that enough?

I have seen many people feeling responsible when they share a post that counts the number of problems in society, which is great, but the problem is that they stop at that. Spreading awareness is very good but the majority of the people don’t talk about what they will do to bring a change.

Ever wondered why?

Because that requires changing themselves. We have many excuses. We use our excuses as a shield against our responsibilities. We save money and work hard for ourselves but when it comes to social responsibility, we feel more like a victim than somebody who is destined to bring a change. The quote by CS. Lewis would summarise my point of view on this subject. Work hard, improve yourself, and gather all the strength and money to make people believe in goodness and prosperity again. Take a stand against wrong, but always end it by stating what role you will play to improvise the situation. Even if it requires a great deal of strength and money, shed the last drop of blood in your body to safeguard our society the same way you would safeguard your child.

With that said, I would conclude this post by stating that I will gather enough strength and wealth through schooling and knowledge I gained, and work towards developing more opportunities for the economically weaker section and try influencing at least one person to work for the betterment of the society.

What is your pledge? 

Let me know your views on this subject.

Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

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