The Dictionary meaning of Sin is-
An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
Divine Law is described by The Ultimate Power above us- God. What God wants and has written in the law are simple things which tell us to be honest, do good work and small acts of kindness, to always remember God and be a good human being overall. Though it is not much, I and I am sure mostly all of us falter in one or the other way.
The contemporary world has become boring with the same sins being repeated time and again. People have lost the power to judge correctly. The sense of what is right for ‘me’ and what is right for ‘others’ has vastly changed. It is no longer One. Though there are some of us who are trying hard to fight this urge and inspire people to pull off the Black pair of glasses they have put on to see the world, we are fighting a tough battle.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa
What is amusing to the said people in power is the growing population of the world and their growing confidence that nothing can be done. Whereas we the people, are always castigating against them and doing nothing. Yes they are not right, but are you doing anything? Aren’t we in the same league too when we are not helping?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
I strongly feel that the society is very biased when it comes to women. Yes there are innumerable days celebrated to honor a woman and yes there are so many people and organizations working to help, but we are still lagging behind. The strong issues like Gender Inequality, Dowry, Domestic Violence, Illiteracy, Safety and so many more to the list still prevail in the society. The Economic Disparity is multiplying so while some people throw away food, some are dying out of hunger and thirst of clean water.
We just can not sit back and comment. We have to start working at the grass root level to bring a change. The Aam Admi Party has proved this theory for us. If you are determined enough, the magic broom will work to clear off all the Sins perpetuating in the society right now.
Each and every one of us are responsible for how the society will turn out in the next decade. I work for some charities and I am fighting a battle every hour to get people what they deserve. Some easy steps that we can take and I always keep in mind are-
a) Never throw away food and feed it someone poor. It is not a tough task to find some hungry women and men on the road if you are not from the first world countries.
b) Contribute a part of your income in building either a new grass root organization to make families self-sufficient or become a part of an already functioning society.
c) Volunteer your time. Your education can be used to educate so many others. Go on tours and talk to people to understand their grievances and know how much people suffer and lack even basic amenities like water.
d) At least in your area, ensure that there are well-lit streets so that women feel safe. I have done it in my area, it’s not that difficult.
e) Eliminate Gender Equality starting with your family and extended social circles. Discuss and take necessary actions like inspiring people to see that Girls are as important as boys.
f) Ring a Bell has been the most effective to stop Domestic Violence, so never hesitate to ring that bell when you sense something foul.
g) Buy some medicines and donate. There are so many clinics which distribute free medicines to patients. Help them in this easy way.
h) Try to visualize yourself in the needy’s position and you will feel deeply. That will generate a spark which will never fizzle out.
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein
Don’t fall into the trap of Easy Solutions and Sin. They never pay off in life. Only ‘I’ can bring a change and many such enthusiasts make a ‘WE’. I count you in Now 🙂