A very famous saying goes – “As you sow, so shall you reap”. Your each and every action has its consequences, some are apparent immediately while others, after a period of time. This principle applies to our ancestors as well. The initiatives taken by them have effects on today’s generation; some positive, some negative.
Looking at the sweeter side of the apple we are privileged to be a part of the world’s biggest democracy. Each and every person is free to act as per his/her will and wish, everybody is treated equally before law and there is no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion in the eyes of law. The 1991 act of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) by Indian Government, with the help of IMF, opened the country’s economy to the world leading to growth of the nation. Now we have money and investments coming in our country in the form of Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign institutional Investor because of which there is increase in job opportunities, option for each and every product and services as well as increase in the standard of living. Our history has given us plenty of role models in the form of Bhagat Singh, Mr.B.R. Ambedkar, Mahatama Gandhi etc. Anna Hazare followed Mahatama Gandhi’s footsteps and took up the cause of corruption and fought for Lokpal Bill.
But when we see things from alternate point of view, there are actions done in the past because of which we are suffering even today. When Mandal Committee introduced reservation in the country, it was for a period of 5 years only, but we still have them as an integral part of our system. Due to the family rule in the past we still face Nepotism, even in corporate world. India is still enemies with Pakistan, the effects of which we are facing not only in the form of terrorism but also lost relationships in the families divided by border. Even today India is not able to gain its seat in Security Council which it lost years ago to China.
Hence it is apparent whatever actions our ancestors took years back affects us today, both positively as well as negatively. Similarly any decision we take today will have its effect on the generations to come. Thus while taking any decisions do not think just about today but also think about the long term effects it might have. We are building a path on which our children will walk, make sure you put your heart and soul to it. Make wise decisions today so that our future generations can lead a happy life. Our ancestors have done their part, now it is our turn.