Thursday, 29 March 2012

Small Change-Big Difference !!!!


Yes!! It’s high time for us to change.. The mentality of our society, the mentality of our government and the mentality of the entire human race.

But then the question is.. Whose mentality should change? Changing religious leader’s mentality towards other’s religion? One countries mentality towards another? Men’s mentality towards women? Rich people’s mentality towards the poor? Politicians mentality towards common man? Or just our mentality towards ourselves.

If you ask me.. I think the first change that needs to happen is changing our own mentality towards other humans. In today’s world, everything that we do can and does affect others. A few weeks back I shouted at a colleague for no major reasons. That evening, I saw her shouting at another colleague and disturbing the work environment. A couple of day’s back I smiled at the same colleague and praised her for the great job she did on a project. The same day I happened to see her smiling at others like never before and encouraging everyone in the team. What a change in the person? Suddenly, there was a positive vibe in the air. Wow.. If a simple smile and praise from me could change the environment in my office, imagine what would happen if each one of us changed ourselves for the good of others. There would be so much of positive vibe in the air that all negative vibes and ill feelings will take a long trip to Mars.

Imagine if each one of us changed to be better humans.

There would be no religious leaders because we would all consider other’s religion as the same as our own. Doesn’t Gita, Quran and Bible all talk about respecting all human beings as the same. And even if there were religious leaders, they would be praising each other’s religion and requesting all humans to accept the best of all religions.

All countries will be helping each other in a mutually agreed socioeconomic growth. There would be no war and absolutely no need for nuclear weapons. In fact the elements used in nuclear weapons could be used to create energy for the globe. No more fights for Oil and no more fights for land. No more visas and no more entry restrictions.

Women will be living in a much safer place. All will respect her as a 1st choice of god. God creates life on this planet. He chooses only a women to bear the life.. Because he sees the sensitivity of a women as the right place to hold a life. All women across the world would have equal rights. All women will be considered as someone’s mother, sister or daughter and would be treated with respect.

The poor would never have any remorse for being born poor. The rich would be willing to give away some of his wealth for the uplift of the poor. More than all, Rich and the Poor will be friends. Never heard that happening until a year back I met Raj and Govind. Raj belongs to a business class family. Govind is a street dweller. But they are the best friends I had known. While Govind teaches Raj about the thought times of life and how to handle them with ease, Raj is helping Govind setup a departmental store of his own. 2 guys from different parts of life together just because they saw an opportunity to change their lives and in turn changing others life as well for good.

There would not be any corrupt politician. In fact all politicians irrespective of their party would be working towards the good of a common man. I really don’t know what corrupt politicians are getting (other than money of course) by cheating the same old common man who elected him. It is time for them to change or be changed.

While all of them change, I think it’s time for each of us to change as well. As a part of changing ourselves, let’s all do some of the below tasks on a daily basis. I’m confident that this could make a huge difference to us and all around us.

    1)      Smile

    2)      Love others

    3)      Greet one another

   4)      Feed a hungry person

   5)      Provide water for the thirsty

   6)      Remove an obstacle

   7)      Have mercy on children

   8)      Be kind to your parents

   9)      Forgive

   10)   Be patient

   11)   Br grateful

There could be many more good deeds that we can do every day as a part of changing ourselves. Point to be noted is.. When 100 people around us start seeing us doing good deeds and trying to make a difference, at least 10 will follow suit. From these 10 another 100 and then 1000 will follow. Soon the whole world would be changed and become a better place. Remember – Change is the only hope for the generations to come. It may soon be too late if we don’t start the change now.


* Entry for "Time To Change" Contest...http://facebook.com/sftimetochange





30 comments:

  1. Good post. I posted something similar in my posts 'Change the way you value yourself' and 'change the way you value people', though you talk of behavioral changes and I talked of motivational changes.

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    1. thanks a lot for visiting.. I will read your post now..:)

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  2. I wonder if this idea would ever spread in India.

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    1. I'm sure that even if a few of us start understanding, appreciating and working towards these changes, the rest will follow soon. By the way, thankyou for visiting, Vinesh.. :)

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  3. Weel written Divya. Change has to be from within. Then we can see a better world!

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    1. Rightly said Sir...Thankyou for visiting..:)

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  4. Well written .....And quite true yet difficult task!

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  5. Hey Divya, I appreciate your opinion on this but I have to say its a very dreamy post, I mean most of the points you have mentioned like "there would be no corrupt politicians" etc are very impractical in today's corrupt and selfish world. I am not saying we cannot change that mindset nor its impossible for people to change but I still feel that way. We can change our personal mindset if we really wish to but can we expect those selfish others to change theirs? It should come from within. A simple smile can do great things as you say which might bring a change in someone's mood but maybe not mindset.

    But I really appreciate your opinion and all the best for the contest. :)

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    1. Hi Akshay :)...I understand your point here. We Indians are well aware of the selfish and corrupt politicians who are of no use to us. We tried a lot of methods to eradicate corruption. Did we succeed? So I am trying a new and fresh method.. I was just being optimistic here. :)

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  6. You see Divya, lot of people have been writing in your lines. and thats the best way i would say. trust on god and keep doing good. It helps somewhere down the line. now its upto a human to find out where is the good happening to him? You would certainly find people who consider you a cynic when u talk about this principles. But i have experienced same as you, with a colleague and now i have no grudges against them! Good writing as well!

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  7. Great post. Very optimistic and Dreamy as someone commented above. But in these times of so much evil happening around us we need to dream n dream bigger and hold on to it.

    People think even if I'm being good there is so much evil around me so to survive I'll give tit for tat, n precisely that mentality needs to change. If we hold on to the good in us after a while the bad around us will change. All we need to be do us be agreesively good to others and be patient. What goes around comes around. :)

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  8. It's true that we should change ourselves first and the small things that you described in this post play a major role in this process.

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    1. Thanks a lot Ashwini for visiting and sharing your view on this :)

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  9. Yes , it would be very nice indeed. At least some percentage of the changes you suggested are made, life would start looking good.

    Hope it happens.

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    1. thanks a lot for sharing your view on this.. :)

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  10. Simple and sharp, very well written Divya

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  11. a very optimistic way of putting words. I like it. Nice post...
    www.rajnishonline.blogspot.com

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  12. Great entry to the contest Divya!! :) Also,You very poignantly detailed an idealized situation of this world which is not to be! But as writers it is amazing to imagine the surreal!! And yes, positive vibes that take root from us ,does it's round of ripples in the air..we really gotta be POSITIVE!!! :)

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  13. Beautifully return. Social awareness post. Hats off Divya

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  14. 11 little things that make a life whole lot different

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  15. loved the crisp 11 points :)

    here's my entry to the same contest.

    http://mukeshrijhwani.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/plea-from-a-thirteen-year-old-girl/

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  16. Nicely written
    Well done yaar..cheers for the article :).
    Also Check out mine.Give your comment on it.
    Are Hijra's(TransGender) not a Human being.?

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  17. I saw my comment above and realized its been more than 6 months since your last post. Hopefully you will be back soon, Divya. :)

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