I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR A CHANGE
The fast moving world is at the tip of our finger. A finger touch can bring the whole world in front of our naked eyes. The science and the technology open a new window everyday in the world. The old extended family became the nuclear family where two or three people share their lives. If the member of a particular family is less than he joined family then the things also should be less. But, it comes just opposite. The goods are used in a small family is doubler than the things used in a joined family. Adding to that, the wastes too. The waste that we are throwing in the dustbin is the lives of millions in the world. The seminar that is conducted on waste will bring wastage of food, plastic plates and cups, snacks packets and even the drinking water. Where is our solidarity with the poor by throwing this?
In English the word ‘I’ remains always as capital letter. And the next word we use is ‘MY’. In the case of waste, why am I reluctant to say, “My waste my responsibility”? Here we often use the so called plural form. “How can we reduce the waste? And it is our responsibility and so on. When the children stopped the good habit of sharing, there increased the amount of waste. It is not only in the case of children but every human being. The moment the baby began to develop the art of talking, we teach him/ her, “my papa, my mom, my school, my name my things and so on and so forth. But we fail to teach them that it is my food which I have wasted. The so called ‘GOOD MANNERS’ in the text book fail to teach us, “my waste, my responsibility.
It is not necessary to give a detail of wastes that are throwing on the roadside, the food that is rotten in our kitchen, the plastics that are hanging around our neck and the recycling of wastage. Here let me say that I am responsible for the wastes that bring all kinds of sickness to the human body. I f I am ready to take this slogan, “my waste my responsibility” like that boy in California then there I put an important step to reduce the waste. Can I take this as my charism? And be faithful to this charism where I can be a charismatic leader. Every positive energy that spring from me has a positive energy. I t can develop a society of positivity and vice versa.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” says the father of our nation. It is my responsibility to keep clean the whole world. How is it possible? The change should begin from me. I take care that I will not be wasting anything. And I keep clean my house and its premises. When I take the challenge of being a responsible person the process of reducing the waste will begin from me. B.R.Ambedkar says; “Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. When the development of the self takes place, then the responsibility of reducing the waste will begin from me.
My responsibility of reducing the waste can begin from my kitchen. Cook only the food that is required and if it comes balance use it for another time in different form. Plastics are other unavoidable guests in our families. The plastic containers, covers, bags etc. A plastic container which is broken can be used in planting a plant. Instead of plastic covers use the cloth bags. For a shopping, take the bag with you. So it will reduce the plastics in our houses. Use banana leaves for the functions and steel cups.
All of a sudden the wastes cannot be reduced. But everything begin with a single thought. I f my waste pricking my conscience to reduce the waste, I will take responsibility of doing that. I am responsible for a change.