We have become insensitive to the problems of others. A flaw is being developed in our social life that most of the time our attitude towards others is not serious and sensitive. We have become so much self-centered that we represent our problem as a very serious but when anybody else faces the same problem we go to the extent of remarking that it is a very ordinary trouble, which will be solved soon. When we meet a friend who is overweight and is in the danger zone of getting heart problem we generally do not alert him. Rather sarcastically tell him that ‘you have improved your health tremendously now.’ In today’s life we are insensitive in every action. We park our scooter or car without bothering for others. We do not leave sufficient space for others. Our well-known leaders, even about the very serious offence of rape show their insensitive to the cause of the person who has suffered and show the irresponsible reaction by saying that this is a very ordinary affair often committed by boys in young age. These irresponsible leaders represent a very casual and inhuman attitude towards life, which can very badly affect our mindset.
A few days back there was unprecedented craze to watch cricket matches. I had gone to console the family of my friend who lost his young son in a road accident. In the adjoining room some people were enjoying the cricket match. A few minutes later another family friend joined me and after some time he asked the wife of the deceased to enquire the latest score of cricket match from the adjoining room. I felt this is the height of insensitiveness on the part of the people who were gathered there to console the family. Next day I went to the MC office to get the death certificate of the expired person. The dealing clerk was glued to the transistor set in the office for the cricket commentary. I very politely asked him about the fate of the death certificate of my friend’s son. He felt disturbed and answered with the forceful voice: “Don’t you see I am listening to the commentary over the last over of the match.” The great poet John Milton has remarked: “There is no method in the madness.” But here within my heart a voice speaks there is no end of our insensitiveness.
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