Sunday, August 9, 2020
Home Opinions How we can address our empathy problem

How we can address our empathy problem

Also Read

 

By now the amidst the pandemic induced lockdown it is evident that is if it wasn’t already that the India’s elite are heartless when it comes to the country’s poor. As Odis-ha with its handling of natural disaster and the country with its handling of COVID 19. The idea that poverty and injustice are man made conditions will not be easy to wrap our heads around.

We need to imagine an India where every citizen feels secure and respected enjoys a decent quality of life. If you want people to do something make it easy for them. They have to know what to do and how to do it and it should not be too burdensome, painful or costly. To face corona-virus pandemic it is essential to encourage people to stay home wear masks and promote social distancing while moving outside homes.

A pandemic isn’t fun. But leaders can produce a sense of optimism, unity, hope and more than a few smiles instead of despair, anger, division and fear. We can curtail pandemics if we quickly develop vaccines and make them widely accessible. The poorest region in the country are the most vulnerable since they have fewer resources to survive their livelihood during this time . The government has announced several fiscal packages to those peoples in economic fallout.

But the question arises are these packages or government aids enough to offset the colossal damage wrought by the pandemic. Why this is so the poor in the country suffers the most in vulnerable time. Low and middle income countries have weaker health systems and limited surges in cases. We need to imagine a India where every citizen feel secure and enjoys a decent quality of life with safety nets. What we need to is to bring collective convalescence to make a swift during this crisis and measured steps to getting life back on track. During these time we need to change our priorities the politicians in the country keep trying to emphazize the middle class citizens by giving policies and showing big economic dreams. A country development truely depends upon its citizens not only government we as citizens are equally responsible for this. This pandemic has made it clear that whether it is ruling BJP or any other party it is the middle class and poor which are going to suffer the most in this crucial time.

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Latest News

The history of India – a story of distortion by marxists

By interpreting history only on the basis of economic monopoly can not eradicate the wrongdoings which were done based on religion.

Democracy has stung Communism big time in Galwan

China has spoiled relations with entire neighbourhood and well beyond its capacity to manage. The fool cards like BRI, blank cheque diplomacy and the debt-traps can buy few leaders of poor countries for short-term, but turn people of these nations into long-term enemies as well.

Religious secularism

With the hypocritical standards which are followed in this country, a person is looked down upon to celebrate an historical moment in his religion.

मोदी को न राम से बड़ा बताया है और न ही जय श्रीराम का उदघोष साम्प्रदायिक है

हिन्दू धर्म में तुलसीदास और सूरदास जैसे कई कवियों ने भगवान कृष्ण और राम के लिये वात्सल्य भाव का प्रयोग किया है। आज भी वैष्णव सम्प्रदाय में भगवान की वात्सल्य भाव से पूजा की जाती है तथा उन्हें परिवार के एक बालक की तरह ही देखा जाता है।

What the Ram Temple means to a Hindu

The difference between Hindu diversity and Christian or Muslim diversity - while the latter began as one and split with differences of opinion, we began as many and came together under one blanket, while retaining individual identities – the ultimate balancing act

A change that doesn’t augur well on this Independence Day

The character of the nation is carried by its citizens. If aberration is the norm, then how do we create soldiers of character defending borders? How do we create institutions and polity without the foundation of good character?

Recently Popular

आदिवासी दिवस के बहाने अलगाववाद की राजनीति

दिवासी अथवा जनजातियों को उनके अधिकार दिलाने की मुहिम दिखने वाला "आदिवासी दिवस" नाम का यह आयोजन ऊपर से जितना सामान्य और साधारण दिखाई देता है वो उससे कहीं अधिक उलझा हुआ है।

Striking similarities between the death of Parveen Babi and Sushant Singh Rajput: A mere co-incidence or well planned murders?

Together Rhea and Bhatt’s media statements subtly and cleverly project Sushant as some kind of a nut job like Parveen Babi, another Bhatt conjuring.

Curious case of Swastika

Swastika (स्वस्तिक) literally means ‘let there be good’ (su "good" and asti "let it be"), or simply ‘good it is’ implying total surrender to paramatma and acceptance of the fruits of karma.

Democracy has stung Communism big time in Galwan

China has spoiled relations with entire neighbourhood and well beyond its capacity to manage. The fool cards like BRI, blank cheque diplomacy and the debt-traps can buy few leaders of poor countries for short-term, but turn people of these nations into long-term enemies as well.

The story of Lord Jagannath and Krishna’s heart

But do we really know the significance of this temple and the story behind the incomplete idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Shubhadra?
Advertisements