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As I watch the state government election results of Delhi, there is only one thought running in my head. “Delhi, You are doing it again “. Being neither a political analyst nor a sympathizer or identifier with any party, I have my own reason for appreciating it's stance. I am quite sure Delhi might have its own reasons to choose the government it has chosen, which I am not considering here. There is one important aspect which makes Delhi a leader.
How is an Individual Shaped
When we are born, we are born as a combination of our parents; shaped by the prototype called genes, we carry. We all have a certain nature. As we grow up we are exposed to the society & its rules. We learn & shape our lives by watching what society does & also what society says. What we learn in childhood through others is of great importance because we are getting exposed to knowledge for the first time here. Our attitude towards most of the things such as religion, food habits, values, political orientation, language, community, learning method, ways of doing things, gender and so on are shaped for the first time & strengthened through the people around us. At this time; we rarely question, think or analyze our own stand about anything & everything in life. We already have a certain attitude towards life by the time we attain the capacity to think for ourselves. We eventually would have become a slightly upgraded version of our parents & the society they represent.
Set Patterns in us
The beginning years leave the person with an almost stable or stereotypical way of looking at things. Though it might be an outdated & non-functional version of reality, it is our truth. As we grow, we attain the capacity to think for ourselves however we hardly bypass the strong perception we already carry about what we know. Our orientation about most of the things, remain what it was, in childhood. Education though is a tool to make individual embrace knowledge by thinking on his/her own & questioning; it mostly adds up to the set patterns in the brain. This constancy of mindset shows in our voting behavior as well. Once we would have made our political stance because of some factor,in the early adulthood, we rarely change our stand irrespective of the promises made before elections,the quality of governance or prospectus of growth. In a society we find few who think, question & adapt. They are the leaders.
Evolving as a society..!!
It is hardly the case to find a group of people, community or even a society which thinks on it’s own beyond the set patterns. When a society as a whole is analytic rather than stereotypical, that is the true leader of the evolution. A society which is a thought leader as well as action leader deserves to be in the front.
Why Does Delhi Stand Out..?
Delhi has proven that it can think as well as act, on its own, repeatedly. This factor is represented by the way Delhi initiates & embraces change. It could be in the swiftness with which, it continuously changes its preferences or in the presence of a common & clear voice throughout; Delhi seems to precisely know what it wants.It could root for a party for decades & do not hesitate to reduce it to ashes in a matter of years. The decision it makes might not be the wisest but it seems to be embracing novelty as a society.The way whole state chooses its leadership, upholds the true intent of democracy, which is to ensure that the governing body is no more authority or influence above the thoughtful voice of each individual.
Finally, more than any individual or party, this result represents the nature of Delhi. It's about majority of individuals who believe in exploring options rather than going with a set pattern, at least when it comes to choice of a governing body.This decision might not be the wisest one, they have made however they are trying out the change wholeheartedly. I hope Delhi is what it seems, even in other fronts. Hopefully each one of us prefers to act intentionally rather than stereotypically in every facet of our life.
Are we learning to question, think & advance as a society…??
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