Saturday, February 6, 2010

Influence

hello friends...

Just thinking how could we get influenced by small things as I was watching a reality show in T.V. Why a person be thinking about the life of this guy/gal in reality show, their family..I couldn't get it. To it, add the emotional 'drama', and background music..we could feel their pain..support someone, defend something...

Then I was watching some debate in News about the ideologies and the hate politics in mumbai by sena (shiv sena, MNS)...the guy representing MNS/Sena are directly supporting their view..when asked about their use of violence a method of propagating their ideologies..he said that our leaders are just opposing it, we can't stop some of our activist from taking violence..they were not at all taking the responsibility of influencing the young minds!!..

let me ask them a simple question ...if human mind can be influenced to become a killer machine or act as human bomb {jehadi leaders}...can't it be just influenced for act of violence...against the government {read naxalites, kashmiri separists}, against so called migrants {read Shiv sena, MNS}..against race {read recent attacks on Indians in Australia}

Now comes the responsibility of government...is it doing enough to protect the thinking of our citizens..is it acting against these anti-social gentlemen??..or any effective method been devised to divert the minds..How could Sena influence its cadre to be against being called as Indians?? against Sachin...national icon!!

Talking about influence, how could we miss this entire debate of culture, morality, western influence....we had recently heard about moral policing...let me tell my view on it..
Morality can not be forced on someone..
It should be accepted as a respected tool..

for this, T.V, Movies, current globalisation, everything is responsible..we cannot stop it..but we can make our culture more attractive towards the others..or else how could be ISKON, Hindu religion becoming popular outside??...Why not popularise Panchatantra, Bikram betal. Akabar birbal..each one could indirectly influence the young mind towards the good as I have studies those..I know!!

Influence is the key used by many politicians,businessman, people to propagate their agenda..we were bound to be affected by it!!..The only thing the government need is..how effectively it increases the good influence on us and protecting us against the bad.

4 comments:

Vinayak said...

gr8 post
ur blog rocks

Milana said...

A very insightful post. Kudos!!

reflections said...

Nice work ...Though as far as the political responsibilty ,it is easier said than done ...the real reason is the overall mentality of the general public which includes the politicians too who thinks its not their problem and just don't want to take the responsibilty individually so it will take a lot more than just political effort to change things ....I feel we should all start it at an invidual level.Like you are doing now.Keep it up.

√ij@y said...

gr8 post....