Friday, November 9, 2012

Be Sensible- Don't Get Flown Away By Emotions

First let me explain what is being sensible. Sensibility means being rational and conscious of whatever you are doing. You must be aware of your surroundings whenever you do something or express some thing. You must think of others around you and of the civilized society you live in whenever you speak something or do something. You must be aware of the consequences and reactions. That is sensibility. Sensibility reflects your personality.

Sensibility is different from Sensitivity. Sensitivity is being sensitive to your surroundings whereas Sensibility means being conscious of your surroundings during all your actions and deeds. People are sensitive and emotional by birth. But Sensibility comes with maturity. Sensibility shows your level of maturity, your culture and civilisation.

Now, coming to the point, some recent speeches and statements of our prominent personalities and their actions,reactions have prompted me to write this article. I may not want to take their names or disclose them but in general I would like to draw their attention too to my topic. I wonder how could such prominent matured people ( may be most people think them to be so ), could utter such insensible statements in our society and make irrelevant references which down grade their personality.

Nowadays,politics has become the ground field of some insensible people. Not a single day passes without some strike, some dharna, some group clash, etc. Politics has spread every field. Schools, Colleges, Working places, Temples, Sports and all your neighbourhood  has got polluted with politics. Everywhere there is groupism and clashing between groups. All this is the result of insensibility of people. Insensibility leads to indulging in various undesirable acts and destructive mentality.

Take the instance of our public and/or students participating in some rally for some cause like separate statehood for their region, or for expressing their resentment against the construction of a particular dam, or some other social or political cause. Instead of taking out their procession peacefully, they indulge in stone pelting at police and public properties like buses, shopping malls, etc. Is it not a sign of their insensibility and a lack of reasoning power. If they could think a while before indulging in such activity, they could have realised that they are destroying their own daily usage property and troubling their own people by doing so. They are hindering the normal functioning of schools and colleges, disrupting the transportation services which could affect the daily life of themselves, their children , friends and relatives and all their society. This is due to lack of sensibility.

Not only that. We often witness noisy scenes, abusive word usages and breaking of furniture,etc. on floors of our Parliament and Assembly sessions. One can observe how absurd our MPs and MLAs have become. Why do they lose their senses for the sake of a trivial matter. Why can't they behave in a matured manner? They could solve their differences in a peaceful way. By mere bench thumping, furniture breaking or violence creation, they can't get anything. It expresses only their insanity.

So, I once again stress the need for sensibility in all our actions/deeds, speeches/writings and even in our clothing also. Let us create a good atmosphere in our civilized society through our rational, sensible, good cultured and civilised speech and actions.