To feed or not to feedThough I am not trying to sound like Prince Hamlet, but then days back I read an article about Shantanu Naidu, the young and dynamic Business Assistant of Ratan Tata. Shantanu loves dogs and while he was in college, he devised a reflective collar that helped save stray dogs from being hit by speeding cars at night. The innovation became so successful that many other college students joined the movement across cities in 3 different countries. Ratan Tata too helped finance the movement and eventually took him as his Business Assistant after Shantanu had finished his higher education.
Not to the extent that Shantanu did, but to a small extent, I too love feeding stray dogs. However, there are many in our neighbourhood and in the office, who are opposed to such gestures. They reason that it leads to dog menace, more stray dogs get attracted to the place, the place gets dirty and that they could be a threat to children and old people. These are all valid points, no doubt about that and I do acknowledge. However, whenever I see a stray dog looking at me with an innocent gaze and expecting a meal from me, I cannot help but oblige. At such moments, my mind gives up and the heart takes over.
What do you say, friends? Am I doing the correct thing by listening to my heart rather than my mind? What will you do in my place?