Given the current times, I don't know how many people will agree with me.I going to attempt saying my viewpoint, nonetheless.
I dont get the protest that is on right now.Everybody and anybody is jumping on the wagon to fight corruption.Its a mass rage.Its difficult to have a discussion without it veering towards "The fight against corruption"
CORRUPTION.We have concluded its a dirty word.Something that should be eradicated completely.Every process that involves a government official is dreaded.When something doesn't work the way it should, we give up hope that anything can ever be good in the country."Sab chor hai" is something we say so frequently in context of the government and its officials.
What we don't see is that the system of corruption involves two parties.The bribe taker and bribe giver.All of us have played the latter role, sometime.All of us, have at some point or other, opted for the easier way.Who will take the long way, if there is a quicker way out, albeit at a little cost? Be it at a traffic signal or at a government office, even the best of us have faltered and succumbed to the lure of no hassles.We are a self righteous lot.Its easy to ignore own wrongdoing.Its even easier to find faults in others and the system.
This is the basic reason i don't relate to the ongoing protest.To me its an example of "selective idealism".If we choose to protest against the wrong,we should look at ourselves first and make sure we are nowhere a part of it.Why should only the bribe taker be blamed? The bribe giver is as much a party to it.All it takes is a "NO" and a lot of willpower.Am sure a little voice inside of us says " I wish i could do the same" whenever we see a "jaago re" ad.
To me protest, like charity, begins at home.If we give up succumbing in every small way, we will have a little less to rue over.Even after doing so, corruption will still stay a dirty word, but we wont have any bit of dirt on our conscience.
Its the perfect time to "JAAGO RE"!!