Rajendra Sidhaye Which side are you on? Bad O r Good!
What’s the ‘Side’? A Definition Regarding social behavior , there are two types of people: Goodies:
Responsible, Caring, helping nature
Would never harm others, even in dream.
Irresponsible, Don’t care attitude.
Make trouble of varying degrees, for self gain or even fun!
(Let’s ignore the Ugly ones like Mafia Dons etc.)
So Let’s face the Question (There are no Tricks please!) Which side you are on? Please take a moment, decide your answer and then proceed! Bad O r Good!
Welcome Goody ! I have no doubt that you would have chosen the side of Good. (And why not!) Note: It is also seen that some Goodies are too modest and feel shy of calling themselves Goodies. “Real test is whether you like to harm or trouble others”. If this is not the case, don’t hesitate to call yourself a Goodie!
Let’s extend it .. Now, If the same question is posed to different sections of society, what will be the percentage of people who’d take the side of Good? Any guess?
Prediction Percentage of the people siding with Good, will be overwhelmingly high=> In fact, close to 100% or say > 95%
Let’s apply practicality factor Considering that there will be some dishonest people also, let’s scale it down, BUT Percentage of the people siding with Good, genuinely, will still be very high, say between 70% to 90% (One can choose between this range depending on one’s optimism level).
Now, Let’s face The final Question If this is so: why is our world so messy? In other words: why does the Bad rule over the Good?
The Answer The Goody (Sum of all Goodies) is a Sleeping giant The Baddy (Sum of all Baddies) is an Active Rodent ! whereas
The Answer ….Continued The Goodies are busy in their own thing and mix with others, mostly, only for earning bread or for fun. Baddies suck blood from goodies, one at a time. Other Goodies keep (or act) sleeping or keep sitting on the fence. Goody’s tacit philosophy: Since I am not affected, why do I need to bother? This menace is not for me.
Reconsidering, Redefining.. Let me not be a Hypocrite ! I know it is difficult to act like a Hindi film hero, when the Baddies or the Ugly-ones strike. But what about much simpler situations, in day to day life! E.g. Little corruptions, lowering values and yes, traffic problem to which most ‘Goodies’ also contribute. So How about taking side of the Good, when some Goodies initiate positive acts?
Fence sitting: More insights
Why do the Goodies prefer to sit on fence?
They prefer short term little conveniences to long term larger convictions.
They don’t know the Cost of inaction, so =>
They conveniently tell themselves that:
They will never be the victims of this issue.
Their inactivity doesn’t add to the problem.
Which side are you really on! But, Get this bitter truth : If you are not supporting the Good or even if you are sitting on fence (i.e. even by inaction) => you are actually helping the Bad. So think again: Which Side are you really on??
So, Let’s rise ! But then, We can be on the side we want to be! Let’s ponder over it and let the conscience prick and overpower the thick skin of justifications and excuses. Let the little fountain of courage bounce up and let the spontaneous expression come out I can ! And I will !!
Let the awakening spread! Let’s not stop here! Let’s express our convictions so openly and vocally that more fence-sitter goodies will take courage from us and stand for Goodness! Let the awakening spread!
Let’s Be, where we want to be ! Let’s really be on => the side of Good ! Come on Goodies, Let’s team up & Win!
What is Awakening without an Action ! If you have already decided to take the side of Good, here is one transformation you can be part of: Save Pune Traffic Movement ! It is a transformation of Pune traffic by uniting the positive commitments of good people, who have courage to openly express they are on the side of Good. To find out more: Visit: www.savepunetraffic.com or email [email_address]
Hold high the torch of Goodness & Convince other Goodies you know, to do so ! With our combined strength, We can create a transformation ! Save Pune Traffic Movement
Playing the ‘Numbers’ game! I am quite sure, in past, you must have received one of those mails or presentations, which tell you at the end to forward it to your friends, with a dangling carrot: “if you forward it to 5, your life will improve somewhat, …., if you forward to 20+ it will drastically improve…! Not sure, if anybody’s life improved by forwarding those!! However, you’d agree, this one is different. Here, it is we, the Goodies , who are going to improve our world (not some supernatural force). Needless to say, reaching the message to as many goodies as possible is important. So, please go ahead and do it!! By email, by word of mouth or by any other means. While sharing, I trust, you’d say: “I join in to take up side of good. Come on, you too!”