Thursday, March 18, 2010

Unethical people's behavior, behavior of animals

In my view, from perspective of people's thinking, there are two types of people; first are those who just keep pointing at others and never think about their own actions and second type of people are those who not just condemn others bad action but also acknowledge their own mistakes and keep correcting themselves. 

First type of people, who I will call unethical people, are the ones who do not bring a good change but are actually just an addition in creating an environment worse which is just like animal's world. Unethical people never respect each others believes, values and attitude. In world of unethical people, everyone wants to see other in a way that he/she don't want to see himself/herself. They keep noticing very small mistakes of others which might have been done unintentionally, just to discuss it with people to convince that they are better than anyone. 

For example, if we talk about work environment, unethical person will never want his/her colleagues to reach at a higher designation which will reduce this unethical person's control on him/her even if that person deserve to be on that designation. He/She will never want other person to take command and worst of all he/she will keep arguing with other every now and then on small things just to spit out his/her intense dislike for others. This arguing in return does not only disturb these two people but also others who are some how involved with them.

Someone has drawn a very well sketch of two unethical persons normal behavior when they sit together in a gathering. First they will start arguing on very small things with each other, then after a while this arguing will become worse where they will not even hesitate to grab each other and start a fight. In all this, it really depends if there are any ethical persons sitting in that gathering who can cool things down otherwise this can end up with wounds, blood and even death.

Similar scenario can be written when an unethical person is driving car. He/She will yell at other drivers or pedestrians and break traffic laws while ALWAYS hasty driving.
Now will it be wrong if I call this an animal behavior?

Coming to human's ethical behavior which in my view is not at all hard to implement even in unethical people's world. Ethical people don't hate each other, they don't just think about themselves but also others, help other and what they desire for themselves they want same for others. When ethical people sit in a gathering they give smile to others and give message of loving other human beings. They respect others believes, thinking and attitude. They don't make fun of others in their absence and if they are around, they only make jokes that they don't mind at all. They enjoy their life and also want others to enjoy with them. When they learn a good thing like benefits of healthy food, clean water, studying and educating others they also want others to know them.

I don't see this hard at all if we just start practicing ethical people's behavior and see how great the results are.  Make our city, home, office or school a better place to live for ourselves and also for others.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anti-ragging measures

God ragging sucks!!!!!

Don't know why sick tradition of ragging is followed in great universities of Pakistan, to mention few UET, NUST (for civilian students), Punjab university, GIK and Central university of Punjab.

I have spent most of my live abroad and have spent five years in Australia. During my stay in Australia I studied for two years and for rest of time, I worked in a very well known company. I lived in two cities Brisbane and Canberra, and also visited Sydney and Melbourne. During this time, I met many people and some of them are my friends now. Many good things I noticed there, not all I want to mention in this post but one which is 'NO RAGGING IN ANY SINGLE AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY'.

Well all of us will agree that in those countries education system is much better than ours. I believe reason is not only the way they have planned teaching all courses but also the great environment that they are maintaining in their universities. Where possible, giving every individual right to choose instead of making him/her to follow others decisions in all matters, keeping a very friendly environment, respecting each others believes, not interfering with others personal business, no ragging trend at all and respecting others privacy are some of good things about Australian universities.

I am not trying to say here that they have the ideal environment but still much better than what we have here in Pakistan. Now my point here is that its not hard to bring those good things in our universities as well. Of course it takes time and not every thing is in a single individual hand but still at least things like stopping trend of ragging is always possible. Where we don't follow this tradition and also advise other students not to do this bad act.

If we search internet simply by typing anti ragging in google, we will see many websites that are meant to bring awareness in people that ragging is a abuse and should be considered a CRIME.

Yes in some countries there are strict laws against it, for example in India where a student found guilty is not eligible to study in any educational institute at all. I found this written in one such website

"Ragging is neither a means of familiarization nor an introduction with freshers, but a form of psychopathic behavior. Ragging is a violation of human rights. Respect humanitarian values and say NO to ragging".

All we have to do is promise that we will never abuse or in other words get involved in ragging and we will always advise others to do same. Also, if possible, we will take action for example by informing authorities if we see any such activity in our university.