Exceptions aside, in general the duplicitous, ineffectual leadership we have, in and out of power show the exact representation of the public at large in terms of conduct & virtuous behavior. For proof compare the first & the last page of every daily newspaper, it gives simulating characters of leaders on the front page & the nation on the last. Then why so much resentment??
Probity is on the decline. Brutality, slaying, bigotry has always been high enough &is still on the high road. How many times a stolen mobile, a bag left in a shop, a wallet having your id & address been returned to you? The list is endless. The same deception and dishonesty than translates further up the ladder.
Leaders represent disposition of nation.
Dignified nation; dignified leaders
khuda ney aaj tuk us qoom ke halat nahee budli
naa ho jis ko khial aap apni halat key badalney ka
Since we are in a perturbed “what to do?” state of mind, theirs no way these politicians will let us live in peace & we cannot reckon on “Samraat of democracy” for another 3 years. They will swap & the game will go on. Personally, I beleive in solutions & not plain grumbling over issues 24/7. I feel,the least & the best we can do in these circumstances is to change ourselves with a faith & intent that this transformation will than translate as a changed & charged leadership. Lasting change is the change from within.
As adversity is the best teacher; today, is the best time to get to grasp our ideology & Iqbal,s philosophy. Rationally, Iqbal is the only solution to our chaos-ville. To be acquainted with Iqbal is hard-hitting; to virtually apply him in our lives is far more challenging. But, we must gear up now to brazen out this challenge, or else we are doomed.
The privileged has more liability than the poor. Teaching the deprived tolerance is not compassionate; they have already been weathered to their limit & are in a condemnable state. Instead, it is imperative for the privileged to revolutionize, bring down their contentment thresholds, and demonstrate endurance and that change will than spread around.
Earn hilal! A great deal of emphasis is laid on eating hilal food, but not much on earning hilal. There are sumptuous resources enough for everyone in Pakistan. It is the corruption & the distribution which is unmerited. We are all wholly aware of the earnings & expenditures in our homes, if you see an imbalance, correct it.
Limit expenditure! People are getting more & more brand cognisant than ever. What was earlier a luxury is now becoming a necessity. We are a budding nation in chaos, in deep debt but living the dream of not even ordinary but elite class west in terms of lavishness &style. You don’t really need to live a Spartan’s live, just lower your expenses couple of levels below what u can afford & offer the excess to charity.
Change role models! Instead of looking up to pretentious, superficial movie stars &fashion icons, change the perception of the person you want to be like. Follow the resilient, the dignified & the honest. They are all around us. Follow Quaid, Iqbal & alike.
Work on your khudi. You hold it. Tag on Iqbal. Preserve your self respect. Live with dignity, self reliance & exalted self-esteem. Believe in & surrender to one Allah. Adopt the highest moral values our Prophet (PBUH) possessed & make him (PBUH) your role model & gold standard. Change should come from within you & shouldn’t be superficial.
Toughen up! Be enthusiastic to burn yourself to beget change. Develop forbearance & perseverance.
Sacrifice. Build up selflessness & magnanimity. Universe works on a give & take rule.You have to give in to get something back from the nature.
Stay positive. Deliver optimism & hope. Demonstrate commitment, passion, and excellence in your studies & work with an intention to serve Pakistan. We will thrive & all the material stuff we previously longed for would come anyway with the package.
Sabak phir purh sadaqat ka, adalat ka, shujaat ka
Lia jaey ga tugh sey kaam duniya ke amamat ka
“Humanity needs 3 things today-
A spiritual interpretation of the universe,
Spiritual emancipation of the individual,
And basic principles of a universal import directing the evolution of human society on a spiritual basis.”-Allama Iqbal in reconstruction of the religious thought in Islam.