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Talk less spectators
By: Nongmaithem Meghanath *



Here goes a saying "don't look down unless you can help them come up".

Have you ever heard someone enquiring about Manipur's present law and order situation to a Meitei? More important, have you heard a Meitei answering to those queries? "It's bad, you cannot survive blah.....blah".

Enough of fact findings about the problem, have you ever heard anyone talking about a sensible solution?

Do you want peace? "Yes".
Do you want your life to besecured? "Yes".
Do you want to be employed? "Yes".
Doyou want to stay happily with your family in Manipur? "Yes".
Do you want Manipur to be corrupt free society? "Yes".

Is there anyone who doesn't want any of these? I suppose everyone wants it, but the difference would be how many considered it as needs, not just wants.

How many are working towards fulfilling it? Lots of question and lot more can be asked.

"Peace" I want my piece of peace no matter it breaks others peace to get my piece of peace. That's how we work out to get peace.

"Secured Life" Secured from AFSPA, or is there anything to think beyond that?

"Employment", Try your luck with your local MLA but make sure that you appear for the interview which would be taken by his wife, you may also appear the other interview which will be conducted by the concern department.

If you are educated and know a little bit of personal relationship building then, you have "NGO".

The market is matured with many veteran players, what you should do is get the first project granted and then vanish under the cloud.

"Happily with family in Manipur" Three wish in one?

Well, one is worth a fortune. We may call this conflicting objective yet there are lucky ones who paved their way.

You could be happy for being with your family, beyond that you have to sacrifice happiness to buy happiness.

"Corrupt society", you don't like it but when it comes to you, you don't mind doing a bit of it. Anyways it has been a culture, you don't change the culture, and culture should be preserve.

I hope there is thought beyond the practices followed. Off course there is, and people talk all the while about it for others to followed and understand it.

The process of identification and reciprocation of constructive thought within us has made a full circle except leaving everyone to talk for others. In this process everyone has been left out of the process.

We are in a game; our dedication, involvement and active participation are needed, not spectators view. Imagine a team comprising of Maradonas with each of them advising the other how to play while none of them play.

Too many good advisors with none of them ready to take a role other than an advisor. It is obvious that when you have most of the population as spectators you have a lot of different views on the field where the observation is made.

However each of these spectators has a role in the filed too, yet they lack in understanding the composition of spectators versus player.

As a result everyone one ends up giving views about each other with each of them commenting as a spectator to a spectator.

How good these spectators are?

Are they empowered with the knowledge to bring about economic and social improvement in other lives?

Is there a modest origin of this so called spectator to be a spectator? Is spectator similar to a leader or a guide?

ARE YOU A SPECTATOR? Would you want to answer in favor of yourself by saying you are a spectator or a player?

Whatever conclusive idea you have would be best drained in to your mind yet you won't be a spectator of yourself I suppose.

Social Responsibility of an Individual:
The term "Social Responsibility of an Individual" is a normative concept, which sounds somewhat elusive when one tries to define it or to delimit it.

Responsibility itself is a word which needs to be assigned, in this context we refer to your assigned responsibilities for being an individual living in a society.

Depending on your individual principle and ideology and the space you occupy in the society your responsibility varies. An individual is an integral part of a society, a building block.

It is in the best interest of the society and the individual to understand the binding force which binds each of this individual into a society.

The binding force is not being a Manipuri and loving Manipur, it's how well you learn and implement the art of sharing and loving. You neither lose nor win in sharing and loving.

Your responsibility doesn't lie in leading or following someone, but it lies in being a good reciprocator of your good thoughts.


Nongmaithem Meghanath writes regularly to e-pao.net
He ".. write my surname first (to show that I belong to a yumnak which acts very formal yet talks a lot) and followed by my names which identify me as one of them."
The writer can be contacted at [email protected]
This article was webcasted on 12th September 2005.


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