I know it is easy to complain and grouse on issue(s) than doing something about it to fix it. And, I am not an exception – I would better say, I am not the Samaritan who is here to salvage people and bringing change overnight alone. There might be some people, however, who might be interested in grousing and complaining about the our disgraced system and doing so they might be enjoying. But, I am sure that no people enjoy soiling their own image, their country’s image or their family image by themselves. The fact is, it’s not about whether or not you like taking up issues and saying something vehemently about it or mostly against it to soil its image, but it’s about our temerity to speak up about something which is not right. It’s about bringing up the issue which mostly people are apprehensive speaking rightly about it.
Just like it is said that you would never enjoy or have that feeling of happiness if you haven’t experienced sadness or hardship, likewise, it is not possible to figure out what is wrong from what is right. I mean, these things are comparable and we can’t figure out “better” from “good”, or say, “good” from “bad” and so on. But, at the same time, it is not necessary that you need to have all sorts of exposures, experiences to differentiate these things and the reason is that we are in the technological world where we have all sorts of information about the system around the world at our disposal and those information are just few clicks away and on our finger tips. We don’t necessarily have to travel all around the world to know everything before coming back to our country to implement all those things. Rather, it’s just about our willingness to do the right thing after finding tangible information on it and implementing it.
People these are all vying to please people in their surrounding and winning their hearts and mind with an ulterior motif to gain some favor from them; usually what they don’t deserve. And, this is what has impacted our society and our system so badly that it seems virtually impossible to revert it back to the form it use to be few decades back. We have forgot that in the run for appeasing somebody near to us or to our surrounding, we are doing something really abominable and it is for sure that our younger generation – those who are following us, who thinks us as their role model and want to follow our path – once they will know our real face, they are not going to forgive us for what we are doing indirectly to our own system by being nice to each and everything – and this includes even the person we don’t know.
We all are so short of time that we don’t have time to think about what is right and what is wrong. We just want to get our work done at any cost and just simply forget about the negative impact of our action, our words and our perceptions. We often reach out to people when we are desperately in need and we want to get our work done in that short period of time and for that we often take shortcut route to our work done – which means, we try to bribe people in the authority to get our work done. We don’t bother to be fair and be in queue and wait for our turn.
I don’t say that all, but most part of the sectors of our Nepal’s government work has been seriously compromised when it comes to getting a productive and tangible work done. Go to any office in Nepal and tell me you have got your work done without hassles – except banks because they are the only one who is making white money from providing you the service. So, it is of course obvious that they will get your work done in time without hassles because they owe you your money and they are using your money for their own benefit and yet they are charging you for providing you the service.
We as a Nepalese are used to this system because since the beginning of our childhood we have been brought up into this society and we never have had that kind of exposure to the outside world so that we can clearly and doubtlessly differentiate between a good system of government and the one that defunct.
If you look into the paperwork of our rules and laws, it appears as if we are even better than those whom we copycat – of course, United States of America. But, sadly, that is just limited to paper and it has never been implemented as seriously as it is taken in the paper work. If you go to some governmental office they will ask you for long list of things to be presented to them before they will even get their hands on your document for further processing. I think, if we would have been really this serious, I think we would have surpassed everybody by now on this earth when it comes to providing the best service.
In addition to that, we have a very nice system of blame-game. If something doesn’t work one person blames other for the work not being done and that person blames even higher authority for failing to comply with the duty and it just goes on. We (all of us) have a very nice face and we know perfectly how to make it even better through our body language but inside us there is something bad biting us to do something really bad to people and it’s just because we fail to escalate ourself in our own work to achieve our target. If you are a son/daughter of some politicians, your work gets done in just minutes. But, if you are just some other common people, then god knows when you work is going to be done. Because, its all about oiling somebody’s else hand. Helping a politicians sons and daughter indicates they are oiling their hand indirectly doesn’t matter even if they have to break the rules for that.
This is something which has been in place for more than a decade and it is not going to change anytime soon until and unless we all act honestly from the position we hold. It just need our basic instinct to decide about our actions and initiatives we are going to take for the betterment of this society. It it is not hard and it is of course doable if we take care of the basic things like: being fair to yourself, being fair to the person in need of your service, being honest to yourself and your basic instinct, being the person who follows the system and being one who tries to be a role model for the new system – New Nepal. I have taken one step closer to this initiative. Will you?