Thursday, 13 February 2014

Impatient generation!

Are we building on to be an impatient generation?

While walking on one side of the road in the evening, opposite side of the road was filled with a long line of waiting cars and motor bike's..their owners apparently giving looks of being 'tired' n ' physically exhausted' (without any greater physical exercise ..not sure of mental weariness also though) experienced at the end of the long day and can't wait to go 'where-ever' 'as soon as possible'...and then ..3.2.1.. green ... honking ...speeding vehicles.. cutting lanes ...
Traffic signal here just went green and there was this sudden rush of the motorized populace who had to cross that signal before it turns red again and then having again to wait for five-ten minutes of their life on the signal..

An auto rickshaw had stopped its engine at the signal only to realize that when the signal turned green, its engine wouldn't start ... and then suddenly the loud blaring sounds and horns from behind.. as the patient auto driver tries to pull across his vehicle to the side of the road to give way to the other vehicles, there are these scorning faces from those long sedans and the SUV's as if the road was their's and that stupid rickshaw driver wasted their precious time..

Where are we heading? Don't we see that it was the vehicle which couldn't start and it was not the fault of that poor chap to waste other 'honorable' people's precious time!!
I wonder do 'they' even care about someone's health or life also!! The sounds would one day aid in hearing impairment.. which to a comfortable a/c driven and windows rolled up 'honorable person' wouldn't matter... what matters them is their time , their road, their money,  their style statement and their status ... I have myself feared of getting hit multiple times while walking or cycling from these speeding vehicles ( not that I don't drive a four wheeler or a two wheeler, but I know I at least have some value system in place) .. and I am always at scare that the speeding traffic may kill one some day ..!!

Do they even realize what are 'they' running for in Life!  Giving lessons of value and larger truth of life and mutual respect is what I believe may help! 


Anonymous said...

Just for sake of doing counter argument, everything in the world we are running after making it more comfortable and easily available. So our mindset has change to adapt this faster technology/availability of things at doorstep makes us more impatience in some areas where things are yet to improve or may not improve also. We hardly able to differentiate among them.

And about traffic condition, my view is very simple. It shows our nature and diversity in our thinking. Diversity in thinking truly reflects not in our lifestyle, traffic conditions but also in our democracy. Hence no wonder that people will hardly follow any rules..!!

Day by day traffic condition will become more worse, because every Indian's prosperity can be seen by where/which house is he living in or what kind of car is he/she driving? So buying a car is important task to be accomplished even though there is no enough road or space. There are very few exceptional in our country who still thinks consciously by not buying car unless there is very clear requirement of car, even though they can easily afford one. we should have such people more or spreading of such mindset.

I was just wondering, one day there will be so many cars on the road that cars will not move on road but just people inside the car will move.. :) :) interesting idea.. isn't it..?? :)

chinmai said...

@anon: thanks for your comment. However there is something called rules and something called etiquette. Developed countries have infrastructure along with strong rules set by government followed by public along with right attitude.. where as we have neither! ( the attitude which was imbibed of frugal living is being lost to the so called capitalist society depended on GDP oriented development alone. The sole idea is to highlight that increase in income levels should not affect how we treat other living beings, we need to internalize and think on issues to bring about changes. and change begins from within..unless we realize environment exploitation and social exploitation as an human created issue, we will only worsen the crises..