Thursday, June 18, 2009

United we stand

It is not in the strength of numbers that power rests. We have seen this countless number of times.. Women who are almost half the population have not got their rightful and proportional share in all spheres, be they, in legislature, workplaces or higher educational institutions. They have the power to wrest their rightful due and yet they have failed to get. It is because they are not united as a gender or a group to compel the political class through their power of ballots. It is the same everywhere. Where the groups of people are not united against a common oppressor, their causes remain ignored. The people are not united against the government in getting rid of corruption, maladministration, misgovernance and such like grievances. The political classes are aware of this disunity amongst the people and exploit it. The consumers are not united against the auto drivers fleecing them by unreasonable demands. The parents and students are exploited by educational institutions for the same reason. People are yet to realize that in union their strength lies. As in the story of four cows and lion, divided we fall. There should be a realization amongst people of this simple truth.
I read a story of one dignitary visiting a lunatic asylum housing more than hundred violent and dangerous insane men. There were only a handful of guards to contro them with nothing in hand except a baton.Suprised the dignitary asked how come the guards are not afraid of lunatics joining and pouncing on them. The head of the asylum calmly replied, “No, the lunatics never unite.”This is the message for us. We should consider ourselves as lunatics when we do not unite for a common cause. The trade unions are aware of the strength of unity. Sadly nowhere else we witness such a unity. This is true not only as people and groups in society. It is applicable to nations also. Combined their might is adequate to cow down the bullying of a strong or super power. United the nations can work for a better world. The message is loud and clear-it is in unity that strength lies and that lunatics never unite.

8 comments:

  1. People are too busy in their own lives to get united for a common cause.That is a fact.
    good post.

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  2. Wish people could stand united, the world would have been a better place. I dont know why even after it has proved its power time and again, we humans still haven't learn to adapt the strength of untiy....Great post, very thought provoking:)

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  3. Interesting and true..Nice post..

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  4. Nice one, KP. Thanks, and best wishes :)

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  5. One of the few truths which human race deliberately ignores....well written

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  6. Excellent Sir. It is lunatics who never unite. This a very timely post for me. I faced this problem recently. You know the problem in our mansion isn't it? The owner tried to break our unity by a cheap trick which did not work out. I'll write about it in my blog soon.

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  7. Sorry for not visiting your blog often, I haven't got my net connection back. :(

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  8. Selfishness is the rule of the day! Where can we expect unity! The human race has to evolve to experience that and I see it happening no where.

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