Why being realistic is as important as being optimisticOptimists see light at the end of every tunnel. For them, there is always a very bright picture emerging from somewhere. People are too good to do any harm to others. People have it all in themselves to excel in any situation. People power will anyway triumph.
Well, yes, to some eighty per cent. However, the world is not so perfectly balanced to ignore the dangerous twenty per cent. I belong to the growing tribe of people who do not crib about costly foreign tours of our Prime Minister. Let him go all over the globe. That money will still be well spent, as India now has a huge influence in influencing global policies or at least stopping some disaster, waiting to happen. We are still the most functioning democracy in the world.
Why should he go everywhere? Because the world cannot afford a third world war. That will simply wipe away nations or make them so poor, that they will never rise again.
This is the concept of being realistic. The concept of accepting facts as they are, and not adding any "mirch masala" to our views, which should be based on facts. Price rise is a real problem hurting the poor. The Central Government has not done enough in this direction. This is the truth, which is being realistic.
But to say that Modi is not honest, and sincere is untruth. He indeed is. We should bring out all that goes along with this assessment. We should argue and try to present facts as they are. For instance, many talk about the social security net for the poor. This is the best that can happen in any situation.
Come what may, whatever be the price at which it comes, the twenty kilogram of rice to the below the poverty people should not stop. Never, This is the price of peace, of keeping people alive. None of the upper middle class or the rich should ever get this at all. This is being realistic. And optimistic.
Where do we start and how do we keep this important thread of realism alive? Members may please react and present their views.