Wednesday, 3 August 2016

We're good people, aren't we?


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Don’t we all the lead fragile lives at one point or the other? While walking on the streets, stop for a moment and look around. You will find gazillions of people struggling to make it large, fighting hard to achieve what they haven’t just as yet, and trying to make it work if it isn’t working!

While writing the above sentence, it struck me, aren’t we all living fragile lives ourselves? In a world that requires a quick fix, what keeps us going?

All of us are law abiding citizens, we make money, pay taxes, do not commit a crime, do not harm other living beings, co-operate in every possible way towards making a good society, we’re good people and yet we’re the ones who bear the maximum damage ! Don’t you think?

You will think in a while.

What is it that is ours? Nothing if you look deep! We’re ruled and governed by politicians, we choose them from the existing contenders, the ones who’re comparatively less corrupt. We can’t choose the most corrupt ones for sure, right? And the corrupt free government is yet to come into the picture!

Encircled with everything around us that cannot be trusted, we literally walk on the ashes of fire! The more we bear, the more are the sufferings and in the midst of all of it, those who couldn’t lose everything they once had!

But what can we do? We’re good people!

Bridges collapse, construction sites gets destroyed in the name of natural calamity, roads are filled with potholes, a meagre rain for 20 minutes fills the road with drain, traffic is at its best, while there we have our ministers, sitting on the pile of money that go out of our pockets, they do nothing but eat all of it, build their fancy homes, take umpteen trips abroad, give a life to their children that they never had.

And we? We can’t do anything about it! We continue to hone their money nobbling skills! We sit quiet coz as of now we’re safe, nothing has happened to us or our family members and the rest who’re suffering are the ‘other people’ who had it in their destiny to bear all the sufferings.

And we can’t do anything about it. And yet we’re good people.

Madaari, a recently released movie starring Irrfan Khan,  literally moved me. The helplessness of a common man who suffers for no reason is highlighted in the movie. Nobody cares and nothing can be done to fix things that are spiflicated around us. And that literally makes me believe how fragile our lives are!


Prompt of the day: Fragile Lives

I am with Team #CrimsonRush 

 Cheers

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  1. Very true Geets! We are happy living in our bubble, little realizing how fragile that bubble is is! I have to watch Madaari, sounds different.

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    1. Yes, watch out. You'll love it!

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  2. Oh yes, Geets. The feeling of helplessness is the worst. We may be feeling that we are secure but in reality we do lead fragile lives.

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    1. Yes, and that is where it pricks the most, when one can't do anything about it!

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  3. True, Geetika. We all are happy in our lol' cocoon.

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    1. Yes and what you wrote today, 'Cocoon' was wonderful!

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  4. So true, Geets! And, we have gotten so accustomed to living such lives, that I feel, we hardly even care! We take it for granted that such is the life we are gong to live, so why bother fighting the system?

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    1. Yes. True indeed. We're so used to things around us that we barely care about all the wrong doing!

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  5. You're right Geets. I think the common man has walked through many frustrations and has finally become indifferent. And that is sad because that means change shall never happen.

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    1. Indifferent, yes. And lost the hope towards good as well! Anything good thing happening is only seen in stories I feel!

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  6. I hope that even if we can't make big changes, that we in our own little way try to make a difference in someone else's life. Will have to watch Madaari.

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    1. Please do and you are going to love it! I wish those small difference could count, but they don't!

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  7. You know they say there are only two people who change the world... those who have everything and those who have nothing. The in-betweens are too busy securing whatever they have got. Sadly most fall in the in-betweens, too scared to take the first step.

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    1. And we don't even realize the mess it creates, for being mum, for not speaking up, for waiting for our turn and then take action! But that is how it is!

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  8. I so agree with you on the above mentioned points! We are living a materialistic life with no feelings. We believe we're good people, but what we do for our society is pretty much a hopeless question we always ask to ourselves.

    Glad you raised this in your post. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks a ton Saumy. It literally touched me and thus this post!

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  9. Yes, we are good people, which is why we choose to sit tight and let bad things happen.
    Your well written, straight from the heart post made me think, Geets.
    Loved your take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you so much Mayuri. I'm glad you liked it!

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  10. True Geets. There is an irony and helplessness that runs through the whole post challenging the weak definition of goodness. Madaari, I will watch.

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    1. Do watch. Unfortunately that is the sad truth!

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  11. The common man's life is frustrating. I have read rave reviews about Madaari and Irrfan Khan is a wonderful actor!

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    1. He sure is! And you should watch it asap!

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  12. The thing is as long as something does not affect us directly, we the good people prefer to stay quiet. And that's because we have seen that fighting the system does more harm than good! So we continue to accept the situation and turn a blind eye to it! That's sad but a reality!

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    1. Yes, very true. As long it doesn't concerns us, we barely pay any heed to it!

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  13. We are good people, and for the most part we are happy to lay blame, but not take responsibility. I realised we have our priorities misplace during the Chennai floods. The reasons for that may vary but that is the case.

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    1. True, it's all about priorities! Depends on us what we take seriously and what we don't !

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  14. True. We lead fragile lives where in, if a real life incident, shatters everything. Regarding corruption, I believe a major system clean up (lasting for at least a decade) is required in the country so as to get rid of the all dirty weed within. Nice post.

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    1. Thanks :) we can only hope. The reality is far beyond this!

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  15. I still haven't watched Madari. After reading your post I think I should. There's a big flaw in our system and we ourselves are responsible for letting it build up without doing anything about it. Quite a thought provoking post.

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    1. Yes, you should. And the entire system is a flaw!
      Thanks :)

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  16. indeed we lead fragile lives. very valid point that you raised there, as long as it doesn't affect me, I continue to be in slumber, totally. that's the common attitude.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. And that is what sucks! Doesn't it? Should we wait for it to happen with us?

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  17. So so true! If only everyone of us took just a step forward towards the change we all wish for!

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