Are we becoming more tolerant to corruption?

Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou Rapeina
Senapati District, Manipur

Are we becoming more tolerant and having bigger heart to accept all kinds of corruption, injustice, lies and crab mentality people? Is having a bigger heart to accommodate corruption, injustice, lies and crab mentality people becoming part of our modern culture? Having a big heart and ability to accept other people doesn’t mean ability to accept the injustice, corruption, lies and crab mentality people, and you becoming part of them. It also doesn’t mean surrendering your rights and accepting the liars, and you becoming part of their society. What is the magnitude of corruption, injustice or lies that you can accept?

 

1. Corruption: Do we have a big heart to accept corruption and corrupted people? Are you becoming more patient, tolerant and acclimatizing with the corrupted leaders and people just because they are related to you? Or do you think that you have a bigger heart to accept them? Are you having a sound sleep when your leaders are embezzling all the money which is meant for the poor and development of the society? Are you having a bigger heart to accept all kinds of corrupted people or are we becoming a smaller heart, and no desire to work for our society for our common good? Are you becoming more patient with the corruption or are you becoming part of the corrupted society? Do you have a bigger heart or are you becoming corrupted too?

 

2. Injustice: When you strongly hate injustice and lies, and when someone do injustice or lie to you, you will find it very difficult to accept it. However, for many people, injustice or lies doesn’t matter for them, as it doesn’t affect them directly or may be they also do injustice and lie to others. When we are used to do something to ourselves or to others, that becomes our personality traits or habits. And when other people do the same to you, you do not feel bad or good. This is the reason, many people tell lies and do injustice to themselves and to others, and they do not feel guilty of what they are doing. Are you so tolerant to liars or are you one of the liars too? Are you having a bigger heart to tolerate injustice done to you or are you helpless to get justice and surrendering your rights? Do you have a bigger heart to tolerate injustice done to others just because it does not affect you directly or indirectly? Or you don’t have a heart to feel pain, and have empathy on other suffering? Today, many people feel pain and suffered physically, emotionally and mentally due to the lack of justice given by the higher authorities as the money plays a bigger role in getting justice in many aspects.

 

3. Lies: Do you have a big heart to accept the liars? Are you part of the liars community? Or do you really having a bigger heart to accept the liars in your own community? Is it accepting the liars shows your bigger heart or encourage the liars? Or do you think that you have compromised the TRUTH and accept the lies in your life? Instead of we becoming less tolerant to injustice, corruption and lies, our society have become more tolerant to injustice and lies. Our people have a bigger heart to accommodate those people who tell lies; have more patient to accept the liars and corruption in the society. When we become less tolerant, and do not accept the injustice and liars, many people erroneously assume that those people have a small heart and need to accommodate with each other. What a hypocrite society is evolving today? Are we scare to deal with those people who do injustice and lie to us or are we becoming more accommodatative to the rascals in our society?

 

4. Crab mentality people: A way of thinking best described by the phrase, “If I can’t have it, neither can you”. The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape from pot, but persistently is pulled down by the others in the pot. Do you have a bigger heart to accept the people with crab mentality people? Do you really have a bigger heart than others or is that because you are part of their crab mentality community? Or is that because no one has pull down you or you don’t have the heart to feel the pains of someone pulling down for no reason. The people with crab mentality do not support other when it is initiated by others. In fact, one of their main purposes is just to pull down other, and make it sure that no one is successful. By nature, they are jealous of other people who have a better life and position, at the same time having an evil heart to pull down the other people. However, many people are very tolerant to all kinds of evil practices in the society.