All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten says Robert Fulghum, things like . Share everything. . Play fair. . Don’t hit people, Put things back where you found them. Clean Up , Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody and few more
However, we need those learning to be reminded, every now and then.
The situation is so desperate in our country that a person no less than the Prime Minister has to appeal and remind us the fundamentals. Excellent suggestions by him, as follows :-
- Don’t throw garbage on the roads/streets.
Yes, PM, we need help. The corporation should provide sufficient garbage bins and have a good disposable system. Today, you have them at many places and they are overflowing. You have dogs and cows, feeding themselves from them and spreading it all around. Then you have the open garbage trucks, by the time they reach their destination (unknown), they are half full, distributing on to the road at every turning and humps, across the city. Root cause of this inefficient operation is corruption.
- Don’t spit on roads and walls.
Yes, PM, we need spittoons, may be near the dustbins. It must be the weather, for many of them, I think, that creates the compulsion to spit . No excuse for spitting on walls, make it a punishable offense or charge a heavy penalty. What about urinating ? No less offensive, however the compulsion may be more than spitting,
Pay to use services, public toilets are there in many locations in the city, in the midst of heavy traffic where there is no parking available. This public nuisance performers, stops their Merc or BMW, when ever they get a signal (not traffic signal) and let go on the roadside, its not just the pedestrians. Some of them are dressed in white, I wonder who they are…
- Don’t write on walls and currency notes.
Yes PM, writing on walls are done mostly by the political party workers, specially during the elections. This address should be more focused towards, you know who. I saw, a small writing on the wall, “please do not urinate here “. A smart alec has replied below that “OK”.
Writing on currency notes has become a habit for noting down. This awareness has to be spread because not many understand the devaluation it causes.
- Don’t abuse and insult others
No, PM, this is the toughest point in the list. Its done by most of them, your self is a victim of the opposition as seen during the elections, wish your party had set a good example by not retaliating in public and media. This has to be implemented from the top.
- Save water and electricity
Yes PM, this has to be reminded through media, talks, documentaries and also, how ?
- Check your toilet for leaks. …
- Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket. ….
- Take shorter showers. …
- Install water–saving shower heads or flow restrictor …
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. …
- Turn off the water while shaving
- And many other ways…
- Plant a tree
Yes PM, this has to be done in an organized way, with full participation of citizens.
- Follow traffic rules
Yes, PM, fine or no fine, this has to be built into the character. Heavy fine, hope fully can be a deterrent or increase corruption, we have to wait and see. Today’s culture is, if there is no cop around, shall we..
Accidents are not due to breaking of rules only, the road conditions play a big role. In cities and B towns, narrow roads, potholes, construction works of flyovers, Metros, traffic density, cows, dogs and N number of reasons. The authorities have to be accountable for poor planning and mantenance not just the man on the street.
- Take care of your parents and grand parents, take their blessings & always respect them
Yes PM, this has to be life rule and duty.
- Respect women
Yes, PM. It should be extended to every human, care for all living beings and nature
- Give way to ambulance
Yes,PM. I have hardly seen anybody, NOT trying to give way to ambulance. Many times they have no way to give, such is the traffic condition.
We have got to change ourselves and not the country. Once we change ourselves the country will automatically change
If we want our kids to live in a clean and safe environment then pledge to follow these in your everyday life.
No leader can change the country, it’s you & me who can change our beloved nation by changing ourselves
Very inspiring, PM. This should be drilled into the mind of the kids as part of the curriculum in the school, in every class, every year. They will change their parents and the corrupt, we can have a great nation.