Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Making a difference

The problem with Pakistan is that we the people of this country are not bothered with what goes on around us. We seem to be aloaf of the situation and we seem to not care at all what happens around us and what we can do to make a difference. We don't care what our leaders do, infact we don't even care who our leaders are most of us who should care, who are educated, who should know what makes us tick don't even vote. In a country which has seen more military dictatorships then popularly elected governments if elections are not rigged, then votes are bought and sold for the price of a weeks meal. Daniel Berrigan a renouned peace activist once said
"Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the Look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even."
Why is it that even when we witness starvation all around us we don't care, let alone suffer.

We as a nation need to change if we want change in our country, we need to make a difference at the individual level. We need to volunteer where we can, contribute to nation building, educate the people who can't get a decent education, we need to do whatever we can to make a difference.
"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. " Leo Rosten


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