We say that our government is inefficient.
We say that our laws are too old.
We say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
We say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke,
The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
We say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
We say, say and say.. What do WE do about it?
Take a person on his way to Singapore . Give him a name - YOURS. Give him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. In Singapore you don't say anything, DO WE?
WE would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'
WE would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop,'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.'
WE wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pilel on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand.Why don't WE spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ?
YES!!!I am still talking of the same WE..
WE who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in our own. WE throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment we touch Indian ground. If we can be an involved and be an appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot we be the same here in India ?
We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us irrespective of our contribution. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin.
We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms. We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food.
'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone try to put things in place.' So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently for US it consists of our neighbor's, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU!
When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand.Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system.
These are J. F.Kennedy 's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians.....
'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA
WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'
Lets do what India needs from US....
(the stats mentioned above have been taken from a source, may not be authenticated)