Every other day India leaves its motherland to settle in the United States or any other country. We want to marry a boy/girl from the USA; we want to work in the USA. It is fashionable to wear a dress or a pair of shoes from the USA! Of Course, India may not look as glitzy as many foreign countries, but there is a lot to be loved in India.
We live much more in harmony with nature and understand that the world is meant for all beings, not humans alone! We enjoy a lot more freedom. We have a rich tradition that other countries envy us for, and they yearn to follow us while we cold shoulder our tradition and our way of living.
You can heat the oil to a boil peacefully without the fear of sprinklers drowning your house. You can choose to slow down your car to enjoy a rainbow or hit your car’s brakes to let a kitten pass by, or you can celebrate the end of your exams by bursting crackers – none of which you can do in the USA!
The Problem with Most Indians
The problem with most of us is that we want great freedom, and we want others to be orderly to make our life easy! We do not want to throw garbage in the bins, but we want the roads clean, we want others to drive sensibly so that we can get over speed, and on and on it goes.
The major problem lies in our attitude. My friends who currently live in the US claim they have to stand in long queues in banks and offices to get things done. Indians have no problem waiting in the US, but to wait in lines in India looks pretty distressing to them!
In one of his talk shows, Dr. Abdul Kalam once mentioned that we tend to concentrate on all that is wrong about India than enjoying and celebrating all that is good!
We crib that we do not have enough research grants in India, but we fail to recognize that this absence of resources has caused our ISRO scientists to think out of the box and find an ingenious way to launch a satellite to Mars cost-effectively. At times of crisis, the innovation on one’s mind comes to light.
I am not suggesting that there is nothing to improve in India! I am merely suggesting that we should love India for all she has given us.
A bullock cart ride? A flock of lambs crossing the road? All these are what make Incredible India!
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you sit all by yourself and think of all the opposing sides of your country? How are you not proud of India? Then ask yourself, “What change in India will make me feel proud of my country?” and work towards making at least one aspect of India more adorable.
There is no such thing as perfection in this universe! No perfect element, no perfect human being, and no perfect country too!
There are a million selfish faults of the USA that we are ready to turn a blind eye to, but we do not appreciate that our beautiful country has nourished us and brought us up.
For once, shall we look for reasons to love our country for all the million things she gave us?