Our Responsibility In This Age
Our immediate responsibility in this age carries forward to the next
generations. Therefore what we practically do during our life time
is going to effect our next generation. Our values, our traditions,
our morals, our attitudes, our principles or any other realism of
our day-to-day living is going to rocket into the next generation in
the same packet. All our values, deeds, habits and other
socio-cultural implications—our responsibility in this age—shall
pave the way for the next generation. Our children, grandchildren,
their children and their grand children are ultimately going to be
effected in the end, by our responsibility in this age! Therefore if
what we do is right; then we would have achieved our responsibility
in this age.
If we are treading an in-correct path, then it is our responsibility
in this age, to choose a different bend in the corner, and move in
the right direction. We need ourselves to guide in the correct path
so as to set an example for the next generation. What we are today
is because of our parents. Had their parents been not responsible in
their age, things would have been different today. So, we are the
torch bearers for the next generation. Our responsibility in this
age lies in giving the best of the values, traditions and morals to
our children, so that, when their time comes, they would carry
forward our responsibility with equal fervor.
We would be surprised to see the world to be materialistic. Every
relationship, every deed or action is being measured in a
‘materialistic balance’ weighted for benefits. Let us not fall into
such a trap. We have our responsibility in this age, to give to the
people, the poor, the needy and the sick. Let us all help to help
the deprived, the needy and the sick, live like us.
Let us not forget the contribution of Mother Theresa in this
context. She has left behind such a tradition of love and affection
towards the poor and the needy, that her exceptional, brilliant and
outstanding service to the poor, sick and the needy, without
expecting anything in return, is remembered for generations to
generations and for the coming generations too. Except for the
people like her, the world would have ended long ago, laded with
sin. We therefore should remember our responsibility in this age,
inspired by people like her, and take up a good cause for living.
We should all pledge to see that our responsibility in this age does
not end up stale. We should strive hard to upkeep our morals and
values. But our responsibility in this age does not alone end there.
We should ensure that our responsibility in this age is diverted not
just to earn name and fame, wealth and health for ourselves and our
family, but allow ourselves to set an example by doing well to the
people—helping the needy, tending the sick, promoting good values,
opposing bad practices and more.
Unless we have the best intentions, we cannot accomplish our
responsibility in this age. We should always remember that children
are like wet cement; what ever impression we are going to make on
them, will remain effaced forever. Therefore our responsibility in
this age lies in guiding them and allowing them to uphold our
traditions, cultures and values for being preserved for the next
generations to come. Let us all unite and sing the song of ‘our
responsibility of this age’ in unison for a better tomorrow.