Shikha Bahety

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Published On: November 20, 2018 09:45 AM NPT By: Shikha Bahety

Time to be responsible

Time to be responsible

There are different types of people around us. Some are hard to deal with while the rest; easy going. It depends on each individual’s nature, character, upbringing and thought process. A lot of it is the level of tolerance that a person possesses. This article goes out to the majority of people that we interact with and we ourselves can be the subject if we relate our experiences and style of living.

These are acts that occur unknowingly or unintentionally and we do not remember unless someone keeps reminding us about it. As these points are written, one can think about the situations that one has come across with the educated illiterate. This term is specifically for the people who have had so much knowledge, schooling, and degree but do not know the simple rules and practices.

 Educated people are those who have learned many things in their lives and achieved greater proficiency in general. They have used their knowledge and become successful with time. But the problem lies when educated people do not change their established convictions. This is one part of it. The other part is when the proficient ones act ignorant.

This could be related to professionals honking continuously while they are stuck in a traffic jam. It   could even be people throwing waste from their car-windows. There are individuals who do not realize they are littering the surroundings. Some cannot patiently queue themselves up for any entrance. These could range from professionals to high school students. There are instances when piles of garbage are seen at different corners and people spit on the road as they walk. Using plastic bags is another example of how one is ignorant about carrying a cloth bag while shopping. Wasting food while attending parties and ceremonies is a common sight. People bargaining on small services for the minimum amount, is a pitiable situation. The irony is how we react and take things for granted when no cost is involved. There is no end to this list of the educated illiterate.

What I am saying is, instead of arguing who is responsible for the system; one should practice what they preach. If each one of us vows not to be ignorant or take things for granted, we will be living a much better life indeed. 

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