Are we not prisoners of our own conscience?As Indians, we are all prisoners of our own conscience. Even when we see some atrocity going on around us, since we have a particular political disposition in our minds, we sort of tend to justify whatever the powers do, knowing jolly well that we are acting very much against our own conscience.
When we also become a bit corrupt in some Government department, we sort of try to justify our own unethical behavior by rationalizing such behavior by blaming the "System", even when we are very much aware that we are part and parcel of that very same "system" and it's ramifications.
And then this sort of acting against our own conscience takes various forms
We jump a traffic signal when we are in hurry. We tend to look the other way at some irrational behaviour of our grown up children, since "we are too busy".
The list goes on and on. It is always endless. Or so it seems. The fact is that it is not. We need social action to fight all corruption, all injustice. And we need patience to do it.
We really do not need to be prisoners of our own conscience.