Sunday, December 10, 2017

Where is the world going?

When I picked up today’s newspaper, it did not say anything unusual, it was pretty much in line with what I read almost every day…killings, rapes, starvation, poverty, global warming,….

From TOI Kolkata, Dec 10, 2017

Some of the news that we come across may cause us a momentary disturbance, unhappiness, and may even cause some of us to squirm… but we forget about the news as soon as put down the paper, and move on with our lives...

By now we seem to have grown a thick skin, and nothing seems to matter as long as we think it does not impact us.

Does it truly not impact us? Can we progress without considering the needs of everyone around us?

And where are we moving? Are we moving forward, or backward? Should we call ourselves a civilised society or a primitive one?

Should we call ourselves advanced just because we have made some technological advancements? What about advancement of humanity?


resh said...

Very significant post.
This capitalist society makes us self-centred without much compassion.Can't afford to call ourselves human for, according to Tagore, animals are who they are, but for humans it takes constant effort to be a true human.
To do the right thing and care for people gives a kick like no other. Let's get addicted to that.

Ranjana Jha said...

@Resh, very-very well said.I completely agree.

A very happy new year to you.