Organizing ourselves isn’t much of a hard work. If you’re already thinking about it, you probably are on your way to doing it. Motivating others to do the same however, is a completely different challenge. Merely a better government or a better law is a demand passed through many generations that most definitely is inadequate right now. Even the need of a “quality” education is a platitude; students are scoring higher every new year. So what is it that we lack?
Long story short, it is time we focus on internal motivation; it is important we focus on our drive to succeed. Discipline, to begin things, followed by the knowledge to understand the people and hence motivate them to act. A distinction in an SLC exam shouldn’t be mandatory but morality should. “Education” shouldn’t be compulsory but the morality to understand how it feels to pick others’ trash should. This is what I mean by discipline, a strong internal motivation to understand the society and to work towards its progress, persistently.
How do we do it? Besides textbooks, the diversity of community and lifestyle in our country should be experienced by every becoming youth. It is time for the adults to focus on a single household and concentrate on their children instead of trying to change the entire society, unsuccessfully. Each disciplined motivated child will later be a part of the society that will move towards stronger tomorrow.
The elder population, should most definitely be encouraged to enlighten the others through age old beliefs and rules, keeping them updated of our culture, while we move towards change that is the need of time.
I believe, this is a rule that every individual, every household can undertake. If these grassroot level changes can be achieved by us individuals then hopefully we can be an active part of the society that is ready to change, for better. Change is definitely a collaborative effort but the quality of collaboration counts. We make stronger collaboration, for stronger tomorrow.