Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Age Citizen

After years of not even thinking about the question, I was caught one the wrong foot when this question was popped up again and again not by any person but continuously by online forums like facebook and orkut! Finally after few years of ducking the answer , I had to ponder over it and realised:
Today I guess I have come to certain conclusion that at least in my regards the following for define me a lot:
The best line to start with would be "today we know price of everything and value of nothing" as famously said by Oscar Wilde. I am humanist at the core, nationalist for my country, democratic by nature, socialistic for capitalistic, capitalistic for communistic, welfarist for monopolistic, rustic, hardly bilingual, atheist believing in humanity who can relate to Hindu way of life. I would be happy if no one cries for freedom, none starves for food, there is no fight because of any religion, am not against rich but against the poverty, am not against believes but against illusions, am against hypocrisy, autocracy, ignorance and corruption.
I believe life is not a race but a journey & what we have with us is self so keep it humble & calm with principles & values, rest other things like money, power, intellect, support and enemies would come and go. Am a contradiction by any definition, dumb for intellectuals, warrior for certain goals, pacifist for warriors. I hate fundamentals of fundamentalist, morals of libertines, hypocrisies of general public & am lot many things about myself. I guess this is it, in bits & pieces about me, don't frown I may have made tall claims or even few errors. Suggestions & feedback are always welcome but no ideologies. :) spread smile not only by face but by actions.
I worry not only about my carbon footprints but also ethical footprints. I once only cared about blood diamonds but now I like to think about gas flaring too. Mahatma Gandhi inspire me so does Abraham Lincoln. I can imagine world without borders and pain for people from Sahara to India. I want to see a world as promise, if not that then as practically good as possible but not as the one which is now as a result of exploitation by few.
I know I lack the voice, however I too dream a dream. May be it may cause a change as a Chinese proverb says "A butterfly beating it wings in America can start a hurricane in China". Finally cutting long story short,about where & why are we today & how we would be where we want to be, I would like to quote Buddha “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

1 comment:

Amra said...

good work Vikram. I loved it.

Ravindra Vikram Singh रवींद्र विक्रम सिंह ரவீந்திர விக்ரம் சிங் રવીન્દ્ર વિક્રમ સિંહ రవీంద్ర విక్రమ్ సింగ్ রবীন্দ্র বিক্রম সিং ರವೀಂದ್ರ ವಿಕ್ರಮ್ ಸಿಂಗ್