I was in a debate with a friend about the ratifications of our culture and a distinct society like ours,in moulding us into individuals…
We live in a society where personal bondings and relationships are of prime importance and huge committed responsibilities. And I acknowledge that this has kept our society cordial and bonded unlike few other societies of the world.But, there is definitely a slight negative aspect to it.
Now, is the time when most of my peers and myself are trying to make up our minds regarding our future. And, these decisions most of us are taking now is a result of considering the various pros and cons of it to our families. I don’t deny that this isn’t the way its got to be. But,in retrospect we would all realise that we have underplayed ourselves.In most cases,we would have decided to tread on a path which is just slightly more than mediocre.
To excel individually,we need to take risks, which should not be restricted by our societal and personal bindings.And also,by the time we are set free from the conservative cocoons of our families into the society,the most valuable time is gone, and as a consequence we are ready to compromise.
Something contrary to this,I feel has been the secret behind the success of the western world where independence of an individual isn’t just restricted to the constitution,but also reaches the individual at every stratum. And thinking freely is what will help us excel,and compromises will compromise our accomplishments.
I know most of you would not be convinced, but this is one of the major contributors in making our society a mediocre one starving and craving for independent minds….