Nah! I am not interested. No! What’s the use.
I got to hear a lot of this when my country went for elections some days back. One of the largest democracies in the world, India also has its share of problems that accompany any democracy like corruption, inefficiency, etc. But, it has never stopped people who wish to do their duties as citizens and go to vote come what may.
But, there are people who will complain like hell about how the country is going to dogs, how there is no development, how it is a waste of time and energy to go and vote…. Well, if you really think the situation is so bad, then why don’t you cast your vote, elect a good candidate and then, if things don’t work out, then bray your soul out….
This time, I was happy to perceive a sea change in the casting of votes. The youth were more active than before and even if some of them were doing it for the sake of doing the ‘in thing’ and displaying it on social media websites, it still felt good to see pictures of enthusiastic youngsters getting their fingers inked .
I do hope and pray that this trend of optimism continues for many many more years to come. Pessimism and cynicism has never helped any body or any situation gone bad. What do you say?
So, the next time you feel like saying Nah or No, do think twice. Would it make a difference or would it make things more worse?