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Socially embedded corruption in our society

We vote for our rulers thinking they are better than us, and will continue to do so in the future. We must decide keeping our morals in mind because, no one is going to improve this society unless we, the ordinary people, take the first step.

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After half a lifetime of education, everyone wants to progress in the world and make a name for themselves. But, life is very different from the knowledge you get from books.

Truth, honesty, nobility, humanity, literature, and high character are sinful in this society. If a person has all these qualities, he/she will not be able to live in this society. This society is no longer accustomed to these things rather, it has become accustomed things like slander, corruption, lies, deception, fraud, and moral decay. Yet in this whole crowd, even if one develops the above mentioned qualities, the society suffocates them.

We must decide keeping our morals in mind because, no one is going to improve this society unless we, the ordinary people, take the first step

Every man is in a hurry. Greed is rooted inside us. We shy away from the amount of money we waste to satisfy that greed. We must hurry to achieve everything. I don’t know what the hurry is, but people consider it rewarding to get paid from every government or non-government job so that weeks’ worth of work can be done in days and days’ worth of work in hours. Here you will find fake lawyers, fake doctors, fake police, fake journalists, even fake spouses, who look more real than the real ones. Declaring any living person dead, their property seized, and they spend their whole life trying to prove they are alive, but the papers cannot prove it.

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Today our lives run on pieces of paper. If you are born, get a paper registration as proof and first get your birth certificate and pay for it. And if there is a mistake in it due to departmental negligence, then give money again and get it corrected. When you grow up, make an identity card to prove that you are a resident of the country and also pay for it. Then work from the bottom of the list, eliminating issues that aren’t worth the fight. Otherwise, the holes in our shoes will increase, back will bend even further, the diseases will increase, famine follow home and the head will turn white.

What books don’t teach us

Parents teach their children how to tell the good from the bad. All good things are written and read in books. But, no one teaches us life lessons. Man has to learn by pushing himself. So what’s the use of so many degrees? The logic above and below the table is not taught. There is a penalty for both, breaking the law and not breaking it, this is not stated.

If you have money, anything is possible in this world. Even the degrees that we earn by wasting money, time, and health for 18 to 20 years. From the mafia that destroys the country to the rulers who protect the country, everyone runs on money. Even though we know everything, we are ignorant. Many are right to say that this country has been eaten by corruption, the mafia does not allow it to develop.

First, we need to change ourselves. If our rulers are like that, then we desperately need to fix ourselves, not them. We vote for our rulers thinking they are better than us, and will continue to do so in the future. We must decide keeping our morals in mind because, no one is going to improve this society unless we, the ordinary people, take the first step.

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Raana Kanwal is a graduate in Mass Communication from Punjab University. She has worked in Daily Jang and Aaj News TV. She is currently doing the job as an Administrator in Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.