Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Utopian World Order

Imagine the day when you open a newspaper and do not find a single post about that million dollars' financial fraud, that heinous murder, or that war on the borderline between once friendly nations. This idea and blog post is inspired by a rather obsolete conception of a perfect world. The most pervasive of all criminal activities, the bitter causes of dreaded enmity between multiple nations, and the most obnoxious of the thoughts that come into every single person's mind, if wiped out, can eventually build a foundation for an Utopian world order.
                     Money is believed to be the root cause of all evil activities. Some people believe that it is the lack of money that causes all problems. There have been great clashes between the capitalist and socialist ideologies over the thought of distribution of wealth.Capitalists believe that economy should be driven by profit, whereas socialists have a belief in the notion that everyone should get equal opportunities to earn money. Some thinkers have encapsulated a new thought- money(the cause of all pervasive greed) should no more be used as a means of exchange and the age old barter system be brought into action. Moving forward towards a new world order, mankind should be directed to see the eternal things in life. Food, clothing, shelter and love are four basic needs of man. It is greed to amass more wealth and the wicked intentions to overpower others that have caused so much of hatred and disequilibrium in the world.If economies of all the nations of the world give a serious thought over money, we can surely find a way to a much better world!
                    If we think about the reason behind the criminal activities that have been causing so much of nuisance around us, we see that it is actually due to the disharmony in the ways of thinking. No one is born as a criminal. But the incidents around a person that he sees and experiences while he grows up, makes him a criminal. The movies that one sees, the stories that one hears make so much impact on him that they actually sort of develop that mindset. In order to make our society a better place to live in, we need to be aware of the things that we let into our minds. Media is one of the greatest inventions that has positively changed the world. However, strict censor rules need to be made in order to stop portraying so much of violence(at least to prevent young people from watching it). Movies are reflections of real life, and a real life in turn is most often shaped my the things that one sees in movies and other forms of entertainment. Out of the most probable reasons why a person perpetrates crime, the most obvious is 'poverty'. Money is the most respected entity in the world today. Money, despite of being a non living entity 'rules' the world in true sense of the word. Poverty is a vicious circle. A person with a family, with 4 people depending upon him for survival would require some source of income to earn money and feed his family. If he fails to grab the means of livelihood, what option will he have? Letting his family starve to death? Guys, we are living in a highly competitive world. There are hell lot of fights going on out there. Just because we are happy and leading good lives, doesn't mean the world around us is happy too. It is like closing one's own eyes and thinking, 'no body is seeing me!'. Humanity is not just about living a good life oneself. But it is actually about doing one's bit to make world a better place for not so fortunate others. Giving poor children opportunities to learn and provide them means of education is a need of an hour today.
                  What if countries had no boundaries! Imagine Laissez Faire not just as a concept in capitalist economy, but as something that can actually be applied across boundaries as well. The unbelievable amount of money every nation spends on ammunition can be better utilized for developing the standard of living for its citizens. I mean, these wars, and all the bloodshed around should stop now, right? If there would be no wars, people wouldn't die every day for stupid reasons. The idea of world with no boundaries is an abstract idea though and isn't foolproof.

                 Peace is a solution to all problems. If each one of us makes an attempt to wipe the traces of all the divisive factors that have been set upon us, we can acknowledge that we are human beings, and humanity is our only religion. A person living in a particular colony of a city has so many distinct identities. The prejudices about these identities and false notions of belongings lead to several virtual divisive factors. He would not connect easily with the person in another continent, country, state,
city, or colony, or the one who belongs to other religion, caste, or creed, other than his own. A Utopian society wouldn't have these divisive factors that differentiate one person from the other.Different country, religion,race, eating habit(vegetarian or non vegetarian), wouldn't matter whatsoever. There would be a perfect harmony between all beings in the universe ,and perfect harmony between all the nationalities as well. This harmony can originate only from the acknowledgement of divine attachment to the almighty. Peace and tranquility are the solutions to all the the problems in the world. Inner peace will ultimately lead to outer peace. M. K. Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see". One must feel the poise within first. Its not a perfect world, and probably never can be one. However, our small efforts to develop ourselves, our family, and needy people around us can not only bring goodness to our own spirit, but also spread the spirit of goodwill to the yet unreachable corners of the universe. Friends, lets purify ourselves to feel the inner peace and connect to the celestial source of unlimited happiness! That's the Utopian island we've always been dreaming about!