Well, actually I did, in my previous post...but we get closer to the truth when we look at an African proverb (source: facebook post by my student Deepak)
GO ALONE IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST
GO WITH OTHERS IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR
Sensible words. When we assiduously finish our work and want sit to sit back, do you really think we can??? When there are millions who are simply struggling to find out what to do, how to go about life, how to survive and how to eat?
No way is any one going to applaud you for what you have done with your pretty little life. No way is anyone going to let you relax.
We should learn to change the way we think about happiness. We should tell our children about the only way they can be happy.
Unless those around us are happy, there is no way we can be, for all our goodness, all our planning, all our window dressing and all our dreams....They won't let you be. There would be no quiet. Just whines,moans of pain, squeals of agony or stares and stabs of jealousy.
I mean It's not that others want to mess up our lives. But however squeaky clean we may get their mess is just going to spill into our space.
What to do?
We've got to develop a completely new way of thinking. Not long for privacy, but check out if we can help people around us live well.
Only then will community minded politicians emerge from our midst.