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These days life has become tough for the common man. In the past nine issues I have at least attempted to discuss important issues in our life. The world is changing rapidly and situations and environment around us is also under constant regeneration. With this entire hullabaloo, the constant man can easily loose focus. They can easily forget their priority and get into unnecessary habits and anti social deeds. And with all the pressures of existence, words like faith, promise and respect can easily get lost in the haze of modern civilization.

Promise is a million-dollar phrase, which made or broke civilizations in the past. Promise is a non-negotiable instrument of faith, which should never be bargained upon in the future. It is a pity that today, we use this term casually with a general slack, not knowing the consequences of non-compliance. People, these days, make random promises, knowing very well that they are not in a position to fulfill it. Then why make it in the first place? Well everyone understands that sometimes promises cannot be kept, but there should be a genuine effort.

Faith and promise, unfortunately has become a thing of the past. As we have started to look at things with a more open mind, non-negotiable promises have fallen prey to this sense of liberalism. We now tend to take promises casually and we use the phrase more often than we should. 

All Generations make a venture successful  
(Source Corbis.com)

Respect has also suddenly become very erratic. Previously we used to appreciate our elders and talk to them with humble respect. Differences of opinion were dealt with caution and were also communicated in such a way, that it did not hurt the other person. Now a day, the new generation has an uncanny habit of demonstrating to the world that they are smarter than their predecessors. And maybe that we why our lives and our decisions today are totally void of the wisdom of the seniors.

It would be my humble submission to my fellow friends of the world, to the common man of this millennium, not to forgo these virtues and keep up the spirit alive. Take hardships as challenges and not try to take short cuts in life. 

Although I had asked readers to send in their opinion, the response was not too heart warming. Common Man's Millennium is not about a series, it is about a philosophy which would govern the success and failure of this world. We must remember, for the World to truly prosper we must respect and understand the common man. Thanks again everybody for your time and patience.

Marchers Cheering King's "Dream" Speech

Source Corbis.com

 

Excerpts from 'I have a dream' speech by Martin Luther King

' But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and security of justice'. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. '

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our modern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. '. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you, my friends, we have the difficulties of today and tomorrow. 'I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

16-Nov-2000
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