When we talk about corruption we talk about only one aspect of corruption i.e. financial corruption , which ironically is not a very old phenomenon ..whereas we ignore;-----That other kind of corruption which is prevailing in our system since ages since centuries and has deeply penetrated our culture , our thought process , our minds our social and personal lives . ... I am talking about the CORRUPTION OF OUR VALUE SYSTEM .. !.We forget that if we can take care of our dwindling moral values , our deranged thought process , our stinking social and cultural beliefs .. the financial corruption will vanish by itself .. financial corruption is the direct result of the decaying value system . In fact we just don't consider these as corruption ,on the contrary we have accepted them as a way of life . -
Our caste ridden culture , the cruel discrimination between male and female children , shunning of hard work , clinging to the age old rituals of religious fanaticism blind faith and worship ignoring the spirit behind them , our ugly dowry system , mindless expenditure in marriages , these are but a few of the practices prevailing in our society which have made inroads in our system to a great extent ..we never hesitate in following them and don't consider them as something which should be shunned or thrown away like a poisonous snake.
The actual corruption that India and Indians have to fight is the degeneration of values .Our degenerating mindset.
We never think that squandering of time,natural resources ,water, energy etc is a very serious form of corruption.These
are precious things which have to be saved .
We are not aware of our social responsibilities not aware of the drastic hardships we will be required to face if we do not learn to respect and honour God's gifts to us our "natural resources" The ecological imbalance which has already started to spread its tentacles will ultimately devour us one day.
Why is it that we appreciate and
never tire of praisingthe cleanliness of foreign lands ,we refrain from spitting on the roads in Singapore and respect its laws BUT as as soon as we land in our own Motherland in our own house complacency and callousness takes over.
This is actual corruption which has to be tackled .Once we have a mature balanced and healthy mindset all other forms of discrepancies will automatically weed themselves out of our land .
So its all a matter of attitudinal change a change in the thinking process a pride in our being, a pride in being called an Indian and making ourselves worthy of being able to make India proud of us She should be proud that we belong to her and that we are capable of bringing laurels to her"" Our motherland ""the land which has given us our identity.