WHERE ARE WE GOING?
I read this comment from a friend of mine from FB
The gap between the rich and poor has grown disproportionately in the last decade. In developed nations for every one person employed , there are five to six unemployed. A recent report on Bloomberg stated that India has 900million people that are poor and go to bed hungry at night.
There are many of us reading this , who are in positions of responsibility in the private sector, in the government . Can we utilize our positions to inspire change?
(For e.g. Can we better food storage facilities in India, so surplus crops do not go waste but can be stored for the future. Fuel costs are rising- can we work at promoting solar in a big way? What is the solution?
My response to this message:
way things are going, it is bound to touch the bottom of the pyramid,
in say about 10 - 12 years and then living for the rich in India will
become very difficult. As I see the trend,
the crime rates will reach a break even point and then it will not
increase, it will multiply. Burglary, road side robbery and murders will
become dime a dozen.
the true up keepers of morality in India are not the rich and the
intellectuals. They are actually the poor and the less literate. However
they are loosing their patience. You can witness it all around you.
expressions are bouncing at random haphazardly, and soon they will
become more frequent, better organized, and finally uncontrollable. The
children who are born today and in the last 5-10 years in those poor
families are undergoing the suffering right from birth. And the
environment in which they are born are different from the environment in
which their parents were born. Therefore there is a paradigm shift in
their outlooks and values. When they grow and to be of 20 + years old,
the moneyed lot had it.
This is one side of the story. The other side I want to discuss as they are closely related are
The Political leaders and their governance,
The intellectuals and the so called