I think the basic reason for our economic and social problems is our negative thinking. On the contrary, our neighbor Japan is just the opposite. There, every person gives more importance to the moral values. Every person looks at the life with a nationalist view and is full of gratitude.
Normally either people talk about the magnificence of ancient India or they are seen giving suggestions about the problems of modern India in Present times. For a long time I have been thinking that this is such a paradox. On the one hand we talk about being the (Vishwa guru) the masters of the world, on the other hand we find that this country is divided into 565 Dynasties. Even today we find individualistic thinking. Every person seem to be thinking only about himself. Actually if we look at the basis of social, economic and political problems we find that the biggest problem is negative thinking. Keeping this view in mind if we look at the pillars of democracy like legislature, executive, judiciary or Journalism we find that every leader is busy criticizing the other person and focuses at the weaknesses. Whether you visit the secretariat or collectorate we find that every person is busy finding excuses for not doing anything. When we look at bureaucracy we find that administrative officers who get big positions with fat salaries are given this position so that they can take decisions in favour of our country but unfortunately either these people do not allow the work to be done or they find reason to not to do the work. For their petty personal benefits they don’t mind the bigger loss of the country. We all know that passivity or pessimistic thinking never helps any country, nor does it allow the country to grow. You must have hardly heard one leader or a bureaucrat praising anyone else.
I think the basic reason for our economic and social problems is our negative thinking. On the contrary, our neighbor Japan is just the opposite. There, every person gives more importance to the moral values. Every person looks at the life with a nationalist view and is full of gratitude. No matter how many number of materialistic things we may collect, the element of our success will be prominent only if we start thinking positively. Negative thinking starts from childhood. When the child is very young, first the parents start scaring him, then the teachers scare him in the school or college where he studies. Finally the place where he works, his employers do the same thing.
Actually there are two ways of working. One is the way of fear and the other is love. Just because the path of love is little more difficult, the person has to develop himself. On the other hand path of fear is easy so people find it convenient to choose the option of scaring others. Fear gives birth to anger, worries and greed.
So, now let us look at two day festival of Holi from the emotional point of view. Day one of holi is the day where we burn are negativity into the bonfire of Holika. Holika wanted to burn Prahlad because of her anger and jealousy but actually Prahlad never got burnt. So, only that thing gets burnt which is supposed to burn not everything. We all like the colorful holi played with colours because these are colours of love and purity. Let us celebrate holi with a positive thinking. On the occasion of Holi my best wishes to all.
Dr. Sanjay Biyani
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