Honesty does not require luck to survive!

17 MAY, 2016
by Bikash Mohanty

Lack of uprightness is spreading like an epidemic now, in all directions, covering the entirety.  Unethical behaviour by companies, such as releasing pollutants into the air, is affecting cities, towns, waterways and masses of people. Release of harmful toxins into the environment due to lax safety standards, improper maintenance of equipment or other preventable reasons is unethical. If a business willingly continues production of a product knowing inherent environmental risks exist, it can certainly be categorized as unethical behaviour.

When countries do not agree, they bomb one another, accusing the less powerful country to maintain terrorism. When political leaders fear of loosing election battle, they accuse their opposition for supporting terrorism. The word terrorism appears to have been created for this purpose only, so that the powerful and fearful can persecute the less powerful easily just by suspecting or tactically.

Someone explained that when he was doing well at work, his rivalry group ganged up and left an anonymous paper at his boss’s desk accusing him to be involved in corruption. Boss should have thought why there was anonymous paper at all, not proper evidence which led to some matured discussion? And does that anonymous paper allow him to take any action against the accused?

Some Sales professionals don’t need to know the subject matter to perform their job. All they need is a fully loaded credit card to take their customers to the best restaurants or expensive pubs in the town. And for large organizations; deals are dealt in the golf courses. A very famous sales person mentioned, he even signed some deals in the spa retreats. Venues are carefully chosen where only few words can be exchanged, gone are those days of long presentation, day long negotiation and further clarifications.

Some recruitment agencies can’t stand each other. They can go to any extent to sabotage each other’s chances of success. They can bad mouth, they can spread rumours, they can falsify the certificate/references – making sure only the dirtiest is the winner.

We are living in a world, full of information. It is at least doing well to some of us. We are able to know our rights & responsibilities at the same time. Less privileged people, poor people in the rural area & girls in the developing countries suffered severely until now; without knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. With it available now, they appear perfectly capable to challenge the part of the society, which forced them to stay where they were, for so long. But they should challenge, only where there is a need, not just to come to limelight artificially.  

In developing nations, nothing can move without us participating in corruption. Corruption has spread to the root level in some of those countries, for example to book a train ticket, admission to schools/colleges/universities and also to find employment. Money speaks above all and corruption creates huge amount of black money for wrong people, with wrong intensions.

Bending the rules in a business situation or personal situation is often the result of a psychological stimulus. If an employee is asked to perform an unethical task by a supervisor or manager, he may do it because his allegiance to authority is greater than his need to abide by the rules. Withholding information that can change an outcome also falls under the umbrella of unethical behaviour.

Right; what is the cause? I MBALANCE, IT IS. Large Population, growing population creates demand and interrupts the balance of Demand & Supply.

And what is the solution? Can this ever be corrected, when population growth can not be reversed? Well; Sir Isaac Newton was a very wise man. He said “For  every action , there is an equal and opposite reaction ”. Imagine how many are feeling the pain from corruption, trait, and dishonesty on a daily basis. They all are sending out the clear signals with the need for a world full of honesty, commitment and decency. When we are unethical, we have competitions to compete with. And when we are ethical, we are competition-free and full of success. Which one is more alluring?

Paap se dharti phati, adharm se aasmaan, atyachaar se kaanpi insaaniyat, raj kar rahe haivaan ... jinki hogi taqat apoorv, jinka hoga nishana abhed, joh karenge inka sarvanaash ... woh kehlayenge Baazigaar? Nah… Shehenshah? Nah… Karamveer? Chalo – that is just YOUR NAME (Fill it and say it loudly). Are you the one ? J Socho/think if everyone pronounced their name loudly as the keeper of the honesty and uprightness!!! Just imagine J

With that thought; I wish you all goodnight, SubhRatri and Sabah-Khair!!!