Bribery, although considered wrong, is routinely practiced from childhood.We all know that bribery is one of the worst forms of act, which a person commits to do a work he/she is morally bound to do and vice versa. Usually, we get an image of Government employees who work only once their palm is greased. Although they are not alone, many private-sector employees also do the same.
Still, this thread is not about who takes bribe and who gives bribe, it is about bribery itself and how closely it is attached to each one of us. Bribery I see is a form of human conditioning and it begins at a very early age.
If we notice our kids, we always entice them to do some work or act as per our wish by offering them something in return.
If a child is crying we offer toys to calm them.
If a child is not studying we promise them some gift or outing to make them study.
If the child is not eating we offer them sweets or something of his/her liking and make them eat.
This list goes on, now this way not only the child learns how to get his work done from his/her parents by showing tantrums but also the parents save themselves of the tougher ways of handling a child.
This is a common practice in most households if not all. Giving and taking bribery begins at an early age and it becomes human conditioning which we may agree or not. We may brush it aside saying that all these during childhood are just a play and nothing else but, the real repercussions are deep and last a lifetime.
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