Be the change you want see

January 26, 2009 at 04:53 3 comments


First of all, let me thank all the people who have been inquiring about the blog and why I was not posting. There is a reason behind not posting.

This day, 2 months ago the whole country was under siege by a bunch of mad men whose only aim was to terrorize the nation. Sadly, they succeeded; if only partially. Now, there is not a place in Bangalore where employees entering offices are checked before entering. I guess this might be same across all metros. Some might have already coped with the violent acts, stuffing them away in the dark corners of the mind so as to not feel scared all the time. Some might have simply, learned to live with it knowing well that our politicians are all bark and no bite or, knowing the apparent apathy rooted in our political system. But, some of us thought it was a time to act. We thought it was the right time to effect a change, the right kind of change, to achieve the dream that we were once shown 60 years ago. A dream of equality, peace and justice.

We thought it was a time for change. In a post, I wrote: “Let us not waste their sacrifice. Let us make sure that we become the change that we want to see.” One of the comments by a fellow blogger, IndianHomeMaker (IHM) read: “Would like to know how you think this can be done. How can we be the change we want to see?” I promised a response. But, before I could respond, I wanted to see how hard or easy it was going to be.

For 60days, I was trying to be the change that I wanted to see. What I did not realize was the fact that, sometimes the simplest of changes are hard to bring about. But, what I realized is that; in order to be the change you want to see in the world, you don’t have to be loud. You don’t have to be eloquent. You don’t have to be elected. You don’t even have to be particularly smart or well educated. You do, however, have to be committed. Be, it stopping behind the zebra-crossing on red and only moving forward on green, no matter how many glares you get for smiling like an idiot when they keep honking their horns. Gradually, the number of people honking reduces and one day there won’t be any honking :). It’s a simple thing, stopping on red and moving on green. We can all do it, can’t we?

So, after 60days I realized, we don’t have to set out to achieve all this change in a day. We can first be it ourselves and help others along the way. And, In the near future we will see that dream of equality, peace and justice; has been realized.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~Mahatma, Gandhi.

God bless our republic.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Indian Home Maker  |  January 26, 2009 at 07:48

    Hemanth I agree!!! These words are simple but so powerful …’what I realized is that; in order to be the change you want to see in the world, you don’t have to be loud. You don’t have to be eloquent. You don’t have to be elected. You don’t even have to be particularly smart or well educated. You do, however, have to be committed.It has to begin like this. And this is how we can make bigger, amazing changes :)Nice post and great to see you back 🙂

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  • 2. Mampi  |  January 30, 2009 at 11:53

    You are going on the right track.I agree with you and I have my spouse to support these same views. He himself is and also makes me do the change he and I want to see.Best wishes…blog more often.

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  • 3. ~Hemanth~  |  January 31, 2009 at 20:11

    @IHM: I agree, bhoond bhoond se sagar bhar tha hain…Hope, I got that right.@mampi: Thank you! I will blog more often..but, have been a little busy over the past few days..I think, you will see why in the next post.

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