Be The Change You Want To See

A lot of people write about the need to increase security/install CCTV cameras in public places.
I agree.

But is that the answer, the solution? Will that put an END to what’s happening now?

Maybe these measures will instill fear, make people think twice before they act.

Maybe. Maybe NOT, given the functioning of our judiciary system.

But all the protective measure will work for people who care. Who fear. What about those who don’t?

The CCTV cameras will help nab culprits easily – but that is after the mishap.

Shouldn’t we be working to prevent them?

The CCTV cameras will nab culprits who commit crimes in places where they are installed, i.e. in public places.
What about crimes happening in places where it isn’t feasible to have a CCTV camera? – in street corners, inside each and every house etc.

All defense techniques, CCTV, police security and pepper sprays on one side; the question is, should we be on guard every second we breath? Should we be on the run every moment so that nobody sticks in a knife from behind or throws a bottle of acid on our face, when we stop to catch our breath?


The need of the hour is a change in our thought process. A change in our attitudes. A change in our mindsets.
This is a wake up call to all of us, to control our anger, irritation, frustration, to stop venting our disappointments on the defenseless and unguarded. To care for, and to be sensitive to others’ emotions. To stop shifting blames. To stop our insecurity taking over our minds and hearts, To stop our temper getting the better of us every single time.

That’s what we need to work on, right now. That’ll help remove the root of all evil, help us dispel fear, teach us to value life.

Think. What if someone acts in a manner similar to you or to someone you care for? Think about what you’ll have to go through then, think about the unforeseen repercussions you will have to battle with. That might help change your perspective. That might help slow you down. That might help you understand why he/she did what he/she did.

Bring in the qualities in yourself, what you look for in others. The world will be a better place to live in, that way.


Author: Annapurani Vaidyanathan

I hoard books for a living. And read them too, when I am not sleeping. I express what I think, so my unheard feelings don't sink. I like to sing when I walk, to keep shades grey, at bay. I speak like a dork, but I don't want to drive anyone away. I write what's real, and nothing fake, so visit my blog whenever you need a break ;)

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