I am a responsible citizen of my country and always strive for its growth.

6th March 2019 at 8:00 am

I am a responsible citizen of my country and always strive for its growth.

I may be a son, daughter, mother or father in a family. I consider it my duty to safeguard my family members. But, in the process of taking care of them, I drift towards a wrong path forgetting all ethics.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I don’t like corruption and openly show hatred for the corrupt. I do not miss an opportunity to speak and participate in debates regarding corruption but, I forget all this talk and bribe someone to get things done.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I want my surroundings to be clean and hygienic. While traveling, I enjoy having packaged food and do not hesitate a moment, before throwing waste out of the window rather than storing it for disposal in a dustbin, which is its right place.

I call myself educated, but forget to understand warning signs that say “please don’t urinate”. Sometimes, I happily spit on the road not noticing that someone is traveling next to me. I further take the liberty to complain that the roads are not clean.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I want a good leader for my nation and a capable person for my state so that there is all round development. But I don’t try to exercise my right to vote for electing an efficient person. The day of election is a holiday after all.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I love nature and show utmost care for environmental protection. But I use plastic because it’s cheap and never try to plant a tree and make fun of those who do it.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

When I stop at a traffic signal, I hate breathing the smoke emitted by all those vehicles but I never try for carpooling and I prefer to travel alone in my 5 seater car to reach my office.

I always talk about rules and regulations and even scold others if they don’t follow them. But, when the light is orange at a traffic signal I start crossing it anyway. I somehow convince myself that going in a wrong way is right because it takes a long time to follow the actual path.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I care for women’s safety and even participate in protests against rape and pose for pictures with placards but when a beautiful lady is passing by, I start commenting on her and tell my friends shamelessly “arey kya maal hai”. But I don’t like someone commenting nor staring at my mother, wife, sister or friend.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I love expeditions and I go for treks and trips. I expect the nature not to lose its beauty but wherever I go I leave my footprint by throwing used water bottles, plastic items and of course write my name on trees or carve my love on historic monuments.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I know I am good enough to lead my family. I prefer a decent lifestyle and want my children to go to the best schools and colleges. I set a great example by misusing government services and schemes and expect my children to be sincere citizens for a great future of the nation.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I treat every religion equal and take pride in saying “SABKA MALIK EK HAI” (All Gods are one God) but when one of my friends offers prasadam (religious offering) I don’t accept it saying I shouldn’t eat it nor even touch it because it is against my religious practices. I also don’t go to holy places of other religions and yes I am secular.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I comment on people from other states and make fun of them using racist words like “Chinki”, “Chinese”, “Kallu” and what not. Right to freedom of expression!

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I read, hear & understand the importance of energy and water but don’t care about using resources judiciously. I don’t spend money on a rainwater harvesting pit but am comfortable with buying water in tankers and complain about illegal bore-wells.

But yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I understand the concept of overpopulation but the selfish appalling devil in me secretly wishes my first child to be a boy and I try to keep the reproduction cycle going to carry forward my so called lineage! And of course I believe in women empowerment.

And yes, I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I believe that marriages are made in heaven but I look for business deals in marriage portals for my son/daughter based on one’s “Market Price”. I am against social evils like Dowry but happily give it other names and accept it. What’s wrong in that! Right?

Oh! i almost forgot…

I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

I take part in agitations, riots and burn public vehicles. I travel in the same public transport and litter trains and buses. But it is my right to complain that Indian transport services are so dirty. I protest against issues like intolerance but do not give a damn when someone is doing something anti-national. I will do all this because it is my life and my right and India is after all a Democracy!

But hey! Don’t you forget that I’m a responsible citizen of my nation and always strive for its growth.

Should I be ashamed? Nah! I have removed that word from my dictionary long ago.

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

– Leo Tolstoy

                                                                                                                                             

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Awesome post