Can Gandhigiri work today?
Do you think the Bollyword formula of Gandhigiri can be utilized effectively in today's times? Interesting thought to discuss!
An old comedy Sanjay Dutt movie "Munna Bhai...." depicted approach of Gandhigiri as per which we should give flowers to even those who create problems for us and in due course of time that person will realize his mistake and improve. So I was wondering in this age of "Tit for Tat" how this would work if we try to implement it?
Gandhigiri seems very silly in today's world but question is that "Are the problems getting solved even with "Tit for Tat" and "This for That" approach. I do not think so.
The first person creates the problem for the second person. The second person, in turn, creates a bigger problem for the first person and this goes on and on without a solution. Someone speaks rudely to you and you speak even more rudely to him and it continues. The end result is that none of the party realizes their mistake.
Personally, if I imagine that if I have done bad to someone and that person does not care about it and in turn reciprocates good behaviour to me repeatedly then my conscience will tickle me and make me introspect on my behaviour. I feel it can work sometimes but not always. It is possible too that with this approach some people will take advantage of you. Sometimes Tit for Tat approach needs to be followed to set the things right.
So what is your take on this? Do you think Gandhigiri approach can work ever in this age of violence? Have you ever implemented it anytime or do you plan to try it out and see the results?