Monday, January 5

Action of Conscience

I was watching a public awareness ad in morning. A beautiful situation was portrayed where a young lady, nicely dressed, at a bus stop fainted and within seconds she was surrounded by many well wishers at the bus stand.
At the same time, an old man, in torn out clothes was lying unconscious on one of the busiest streets, and no one even cared to look at him...

The question asked was...
Do you let your conscience choose your actions?

I certainly found it interesting and asked myself the same question. The answer i came up with... Honestly, not all the times!!!

But then i realized, this is a world where good looking people who are wearing brands and showing off are looked and cared off most, but may be if the most intelligent of minds is going by nearby... we don't care because he/she may not be good looking. We certainly decide our actions based on the mask wore by the other person and not with what the person is...

Beauty is all about what we see, but intelligence is over and above our judgment so may be we skip the part where we can be wrong!!!

So may be, this new year we realize that conscience should decide our actions and not the looks decide our conscience...

Happy New Year guys, Sorry for not being regular here and keep promising that I will be back... but i rather feel that I should be regular here and not promising anything this time... May be, promises are just meant to be broken.

May be this new year brings a lot of happiness to all of you out there. May be this year we don't have to see what bad things we saw and faced last year, not just India but all over the world!

Take Care Folks, will be there on your blogs soon!! :)

39 comments:

Pri said...

very well written---a strong point expressed in a manner so subtle..

HNY to u too :)

Aqua gurl said...

happy new year ankur!!!

love the new background.....looks gr8!

aneri_masi said...

Very nice ad! It is so true too! We avoid, distance ourselves from the poor and needy and get closer to those who we _think_ can at some point be helpful (useful) to us. And its rooted deep within us...so we def need to be more conscious of our actions!

HNY and Welcome Back!

swati said...

i completely agree on this point..
i dnt knw weather it is right to relate it bt...this is wat i saw in recent attacks..this time wen the elite were targetted at 5-star hotels...its then wen we realized tat terrorism is ruining us..wat wen the middle-class were attacked..in so many diffrnt cities..
wishing u a vry happy new year..

Cess said...

good point, yeah well i m not on the category top model so hopefully i won t faint in the middle of the street :)
yeah i guess if it was me i would have probably Brad Pitt before the beggar too :P but at least i would have call 911 for the beggar while doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Brad Pitt :P
tc
C.

Lena said...

:)
we see what we choose to see... it is all in mind and it can be changed, just that we are comfortable with what we see.. thats it!

Happy New Year :)

Ria said...

Beautiful thought out there and its jus so true. We do it so often without even realising this.

Pavi!!!! said...

Nice ad...brings home the truth!

Herez wishing u n ur loved ones a Very Happy n Joyous 2009!

ceedy said...

Good point made here.....now will have to goto the bus stop once in a while :P

Solitaire said...

Thanks for your wishes Ankur.

Your post as usual speaks volumes about how great a social worker/politician you can be.

Come read about some news on my blog. :)

DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

yeah u raise a good point- appearance is everything these days and that's def not a good thing.

Happy new yr!

Keshi said...

Our Conscience is basically our only real GUIDE in life.

Happy New Year Ankur!

Keshi.

P said...

"conscience should decide our actions and not the looks decide our conscience"

I agree and to think of it honestly, I am guilty of not following it all the time either :(

"Beauty is all about what we see, but intelligence is over and above our judgment"

I think intelligence is also over-rated. Maybe I think so because I grew up and still am part of the academic world, but I really feel that we are highly biased by someone's intelligence or lack of it. Intelligent people are treated as celebrities even if they are horrible as human being, and very nice people who may not be the sharpest are snubbed all the time. Intelligent people detest (yes that harsh) people with whom they cannot have highly intellectual conversations.

So I would say, if we really aim for a open heart, intelligence should not be part of the scenario, just like beauty and wealth.

Happy new year!

Ankur said...

@Pri

thanks... :)

Ankur said...

@Aqua girl

thanks n same to you girl! :)
and thanks again!! :)

Ankur said...

@Aneri

it was really a very nice ad Kash. and yea... we choose ourselves to distance from ppl most of the time who are of no use to us. Some do it for economic reasons and some for emotional!! :)

thanks Kash... hny to u again!! :)

Ankur said...

@Swati

thanks for stating my point, i have many times in my previous post said the same thing that we only act if it comes to us... better we be proactive the next time!! :)

HNY to u too!! :)

Ankur said...

@Cess

hehe... atleast u r doing something... :)

Cheers!!

Ankur said...

@Lena

then we should start changing the way we think... :)


Cheers!!

Ankur said...

@Ria

yes we do... and i hope we dont!! :)

Ankur said...

@Pavi

yeah.. it brings out the truth and i hope ppl are listening!! :)

wish you and your hubby and ur loved one a very happy new year too!! :)

Ankur said...

@Ceedy

i knew u always wanted to help ppl... :P :P

Ankur said...

@solitaire

thanks... and u made a very valid point for me.. i really want to be a politician to become a social worker in some way!! :)
and its gr8 to have u back.. :)

Cheers!!

Ankur said...

@DHIVYA ARASAPPAN

and this is even when ppl know appearances are deceptive!! :)

thanks and HNY to u too!! :)

Cheers!!

Ankur said...

@Keshi

ya, our conscience is guide.. but the question is relevant... Do we let your conscience choose your actions?

and we dont!! :)

thanks n HNY to u too!! :)

Ankur said...

I agree with you on that partially coz i think the definition of intelligence is often confused with academically brilliant which is not the case every time!! :)

but yeah... open heart should be the guiding factor but with a lil bit of intelligence to know whats rights and whats fake!! :)

Happy new year to u and ur loved ones too! :)

Chakoli said...

Hey Happy new yar to u tooo...

Somehow.... yes... thats the only think as 1st impression to judge.... a person...!!!

presented b'fully..

Keshi said...

**Do we let our conscience choose our actions?

yes, sometimes we do.

Keshi.

Princess Mia said...

hey hey happy new year mate....

u got me thinking yaar....good one...

btw, u have been a busy bee too eh?

Priya said...

A nice thought to start the year with mate! Cheers!

Pri said...

there is a dedication for u at my blog--"nostalgic moments"..so do come over and check it out :)

seeya around

Anjuli said...

I also feel this at times, ppl lay importance on outer beauty more than inner one...

btw, Happy New Year to u too :)

crasiezt said...

Happy new year to you too!

You do have a point there..

WarmSunshine said...

Hi Ankur

Sorry i took so long in visiting ur place... been busy... your blog header is really nice :) is it custom made or some template you

found online?

i'll keep in touch :) Blog rolling you!

Keshi said...

Hey Ankur come n take part in my current post. LOL I'd love to see ur lines!

Keshi.

Ria said...

hey buddy!don't forget to read my post again. :)

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

sadly outer beauty rules many a times.

in such a situation both the person needs the same amount of attention and help. but sadly it dsnt happen


happy new year ;) :p

rayshma said...

nice piece, this one! :)
hope the new year's being good to u, ankur :)

Vandita said...

I havent seen this ad... but rightly said.
belated happy new yr to u too