15th February 2011
Some ‘educated’ Indians feel smart because they can see ‘grey’
I'm very simple minded and can't see grey. I see only black or white. Either something is true or it is false. It can't be BOTH true and false. Grey as a colour is fine, but being grey in terms of truth is NOT fine. Moral relativism, saying that our problems are of 'poor implementation' even as the fundamental policy issues stare in our face – is NOT fine.
Moral greyness and 'everything goes' ('chalta hai') encompasses most 'educated' Indians who think they are so smart because they can detect 'fine shades' of 'truth'. They are wrong. There is ONLY one truth, whether you like it or not.
Here's a typical conversation (this one from FB). Note how offended and antsy these 'educated' smart Indians get when you tell them that there is NO shade of grey in real life, that they better decide where they stand in relation to the reality.
JA Great like ur attitude. Its all about freedom, but we all should know our boundaries. Those who do understand are treated as failures (Winners actually) and those who do not understand but pretend to understand are winners (loosers actually).
I am a very big fan of Narayan Murthy, Bill Gates, Towing Queen, Ratan Tata, Ambanis, Mittal, But only on the Positive side of all. The kind of responsibility they have taken for their country is not many can even think of doing. I would have love to see u in their seat and then would have ask you what you would have done. Easy to speak but its equally 100 times difficult to sit on that hot seat. Thats the Bitter Truth. Try One day of a CEO of any of the organisations, u will come to know the facts urself.
being revolutionary is not a crime, but what u write is for Mass and when u write u have no right to Question anybody, what has been said and done has eight meanings, unfortunately learned like u too moved from the path, what to speak of the others
Sanjeev Sabhlok Jeetendra, Bill Gates doesn't go about commenting on US politics and governance – he is focused on his business/ charity. Murthy KEEPS complaining about India's governance. He should focus only on his business if money is all that matters to him (or on charity if he has charitable intentions) but keep his mouth shut on politics if he doesn't intend to do anything about it. He should also stop taunting Indians that they do nothing but only talk. He is the classic example of ALL talk no action.
JA What are we then same as him we are also talking and doing nothing.Giving jobs to 20,000/- more employees, is it a small thing. multiply by 4 (assuming minimum 4 people in a family) = 80,000/- food shelter is this a small thing Is he sitting idle.???? different ways are there to be revolutionary some are direct and some are indirect. :):):)
Sanjeev Sabhlok I say only this, Jeetendra: either he should do something or stop taunting Indians for empty rhetoric. There are enough supporters of the corrupt system as it is. Why try to pretend he is not? Btw, "giving" jobs is fine. I have no problems with his own business and making money. That's what classical liberalism is all about. But is there anything called citizenship as well? A joint responsibility to the country? Where is that? 99.999% of our businessmen are slaves, not citizens. JRD was a citizen. That's what we need. Anyway, please join FTI if you are not a supporter of the existing situation.
JA i do not disagree to what u r saying but sometimes to say yes we have to say no and vice versa dont u do this at times
Sanjeev Sabhlok I am very simple minded. I don't understand such complexity. Either you are with the corrupt forces or you are against them. Anyway. I'm going to move on. No time to chit chat at all.
JA Alright So you believe in Black and white and no grey factor. All the best