Are we in that category of people where every problem in our life is someone else’s fault? Or are we among the handful of people who accepts the responsibilities that comes along and tries to tackle it. Yes, it is very easy to play the blame game and remove ourselves from taking responsibility. Perhaps, instead of avoiding our responsibilities or complaining and making excuses, accepting it will enable us to lead a more contented life and definitely make a difference in the society.
“Victim Mentality “
In life, we experience moments of joy, happiness, sorrow, and sadness. All these emotions are the elements of life. Likewise, issues and difficulties arise in all fields of human society. At present in Naga society there are certain concerns and issues, that needs to be addressed whether be it in the field of economic, political, social, personal, workplace etc. It is unfortunate but quite evident that majority of the people in the society tends to blame each other and does not take responsibility if some problem arises in our social system. There are only a few individuals who are ready to take charge and not try to find faults in others but instead try to solve the problems.
Instead of blaming one another how good it will be if we take the responsibility for the actions and deeds we have done and rectify the errors and improve our society and ourselves as well. As parents, children, students, leaders, and citizens of Nagaland we need to be responsible for overcoming the dilemma of life. I feel that being responsible is the most important guiding principle and the core of life. It should be inculcated and instilled in every individual beginning from home environment.
We may think that life is sometimes not fair at all. We all faces challenges and learn lessons in life and while we are down with all the challenges life throws at us, we see that others are doing better than us and living a much easier life. However, we should not be discouraged in this kind of situations. Instead, we need to take life positively because we are responsible for our life. Negativity creates dissatisfactions which hinder our goals and objectives in life. When we become responsible in every aspect of life, we become a giver, rather than a taker. In return, it can create a profound positive impact on the society. The reason why our society/personal life tends to stagnate in development and growth may be because we fear of taking responsibility on issues concerning us and the world. Therefore, let’s all be responsible and play our own role and empower humanity.
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