A Thought into an Action

It started when a car was pooled and the front seat was chosen. A continuous horn was blown by the driver on the busy street. He was suggested not to make noise and was asked to drive peacefully. The fatal consequences of blowing horn in a busy street, residential areas,
school premises & hospital areas were elaborated. The horn was pulled off immediately and the subject was modified. A complete serene environment was created throughout the way until the destination was reached.

This happened to me when I caught a car in the morning for my office. When I reached the destination, I offered him 10 rupee tips along with the rent but he instantly denied the earlier, accepting the later and he gave a huge smile at his face. He said, “Bhai (Brother), you already have offered me tips before but I denied¬†then too”. It is very generous & fortunate for such kind of people around us who understand and care for the environment.

Well, there isn’t any connection between the tips and the environment. However, I am writing this because it is we people who can make a relation between them. We lend tips to waiters at restaurants but we forget what we are offering them for. Why can’t we think for all services which are provided generously and are one or other way related directly or indirectly with the betterment of our environment must be applauded & awarded? For e.g. scavengers who collect the waste¬†from your home, workers who clean the streets, shopkeepers who offer paper bags while you purchase goods, drivers who are calm and drive safely following each and every traffic rules, etc. These services are anyhow related with our environment and we are very few of us who appreciate their work and
award them for their better services.

In my opinion, tips are offered for the best services that are provided and to motivate the servicemen to work more sincerely and not because these are fashion or trend that we have to make. We can make difference by bringing fractional changes in ourselves and hence this may lead to
the construction of a sincere & serene world.

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Courtesy: The Third Revolution by Paul Harrison

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Every European leaves lifetime’s waste one thousand times his or her body weight. For every person in the Third World, two thousand square meters of rainforest are destroyed each year. Our habits, and our numbers, are wrecking the planet.
Crisis spurred the agricultural and industrial revolutions. It may now speed the third revolution – the transition to sustainable development. There reace is on between our power to damage, and our power to achieve balance with the environment.
Can we act before circumstances force our hand? Hamlet had less than half an hour to live when he finally killed Claudius. Can we break the Hamlet syndrome?

The Story of Life, BackPage, Vol. 5 Jan-March-2011

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