April 4, 2015
The political infighting and crisis in the AAP has mirrored the lesson, which Indians must learn. The chaos of differences in the young party is a glimpse of a subtle yet powerful challenge every man alive is facing. You would be highly ignorant if you had failed to recognize this struggle to share power, be accommodative in terms of ideas and perspectives, standup for your individuality even while comprising some corners. Any institution, be it family, office, parties, organizations, nations and the world as a whole can’t be successful and man as an individual can’t be contended unless this struggle ends.
This friction in every social space shall not cease to wear and tear human dignity unless it is lubricated with a space for healthy debate. The invention of democratic system of power sharing in politics has been the greatest leap so far to address the problem. Furthermore, we have been successful in creating an official space for the much-needed discussion.
However, lets take a close look at it. There are three different kinds of parties these days. One, brutally fighting among themselves, making politics seem dirty. Two, running a one man’s show. Three, so dispersed that they do not seem to exist apart from trying to gain attention by absconding! All this melodrama shows that there is a need for refining the existing social setup.
We have created an official space for casting a vote, but is it personalized? Are children getting a holistic environment supportive enough to express their views? Are we teaching or have we attempted to learn healthy argument? Are we trained to express our views and at the same time be compassionate to allow others to voice their feelings? These are the questions that every nation builder, parent, teacher, and a responsible citizen should probe into. This is not a voice longing for idealism, but an attempt to step into the flow of refinement that is inherent in our nature.