We always hear a common proverb, “As you brew, so you drink” in our surroundings from our elders. This proverb is highly didactic in a man’s life, good to say, for the whole human race. What we do today, the consequence of our doing we will get tomorrow or its next day obviously. This formula of human life is eternal, if one abided by this or not. Similarly, whatever resource the Mother Nature has given in the human race should be preserved judiciously, otherwise the consequence of it we have to suffer very awfully. The world has witnessed natural disasters from the causes arisen out of waste of world resources. So, we should learn from all these previous years.
If I do waste anything which God has given me profusely should be preserved, if not, responsibility goes to me for its proper or improper usefulness. We see around us many things are wasted such as water, soil, sand, rock, trees, oil, foods, clothes and many sort of daily necessities which are extremely essential for a man’s life. In other sense, human civilization has sat to forget that for living a man needs a minimum sort of things, but misuse of things acquired by naturally, money and power or by anything else may return to them one day in a very sinister way. So, every human being should be careful in using their resources.
Any form of waste may be called offence today and this offence should be checked. It is a good luck today to all of us Indians that the present Government of India has taken many important measures to stop waste and launch different projects/NGOs to spread awareness among the people for dos and don’ts for stopping waste. There is a very popular old saying in English, “A stitch in time saves nine”. So, in time, we should be cautious so that we can save many. Waste gives birth waste only, or nothing else. The child born today sees his/her surrounding people very ghastly misuse their everyday living items; he/she will learn that this is perhaps our normal human activities. So, we elders should be careful and discipline at first in proper use of things which should not be wasted.
How to save water and electricity and how to protect trees and foods all these have to be learnt through proper guidance. Then it may be understood where one’s responsibility will go if one does waste indiscriminately. A school boy or girl should be learnt from the very beginning every drop of water is precious; it should not be wasted unnecessarily. They should also learn how to use the foods lying with them under remaining conditions. They also should be learnt unnecessary cutting of trees and soil digging is a curse in human civilisation.
One man should not live by oneself; we should live for other selves to sustain our own existence on earth. Otherwise, one day we will be extinct like other animals presently gone to oblivion. Therefore, the slogan as raised today, ‘my waste, my responsibility’ is appropriate to curb the present waste of the world. However, our country’s initiatives to this effect are highly appreciable and exemplary to the other nations of the world.