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What the hell, its for a good cause!
Its always a challenge when we have to go out of our normal course of lives to do something. Most of the time we shrink our head back in to our comfort zones for sight outside is either too horrific or too revealing. But, sometimes we manage to muster enough courage to take the fight to these fears just to see what it feels like to do something "crazy".
My experience while collecting funds for Bihar floods has been interesting. While people from very unexpected quarters have come forward, most people have decided to shrug their shoulders after making sure that we are aware that they are "sorry" for what happened.
The fact remains that as long as individual's self interest is protected, in majority of cases people confine their life to "Me, my family, my religion/caste, my state, my country" in that order. While contributing to such disasters might not be as easy as forwarding emails to five friends in order to claim their share of prosperity, it has revealed time and again how superficial life most people live. But, most people will boil when such a suggestion is made. While people continue to moan about things they would like to do but can't, the fact remains that either you do it or you don't. Its not necessarily a bad thing because that forms the majority. But still, one shouldn't moan and just learn to live with it for thats who they are.
One needs a far cavalier and positive attitude to come forward to help just in the name of "what the hell, its for a good cause!". Thanks to all those who have shown this side of theirs and prove what my dad says time and again that "there are enough good people in this world to stop it from going in to hell".
While it is not intended to offend, it doesn't hurt to put mirror in front of people's faces from time to time.
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