Are We Forgetting
in school and during childhood are often forgotten as we grow older
and progress in life: move from one grade to the other, enter
college, complete further studies and eventually enter the professional
arena. However, certain lessons in life are just too important and
should never be forgotten if we want to live a happy, conscientious
and fulfilling life.
We have all
been taught in our school days, the importance of minding
our P’s & Q’s. Yet, at the slightest opportunity, youngsters
and even adults today choose to be rude and show total disrespect
I often observe
individuals in public places – at malls, markets and those
travelling via public transport and I am amazed to see how
people seem to be forgetting their manners.
What makes it
worse is the fact that educated youngsters are generally the
worst behaved. Even though they portray themselves as modern
and smart individuals, they lack hugely in terms of behaviour,
common courtesy and mannerisms.
I was recently
waiting in queue at a food court of a swanky Delhi Mall
when all of a sudden, a young lady simply broke the queue
and moved first in line, ignoring the fact that I was waiting
before her. I looked at her in disbelief and tried to justify
her actions – after all, she was this educated, modern girl
who was not only dressed smartly but was also tech savvy as
she flashed her expensive mobile phone.
Maybe she was
hungrier than me and could not afford to wait her turn owing
to unbearable hunger pangs or perhaps she just didn’t think
it was important to stand in queue and wait her turn like
us poor mortals. This is probably the reason why Delhiites
need to be taught basic manners before the upcoming prestigious
On one of my
long rides on the
I was dumb-struck to notice 4 teenagers who giggled and laughed
as they took out food from their bags and ate it, stopping
in between only to adjust FM frequencies on their mobile phones.
What surprised me even more was the fact that they began feeding
and entertaining themselves immediately after the announcement
which said that eating and listening to loud music on the
Delhi Metro is strictly prohibited!
technologically we are moving forward and making remarkable
progress, on the human front, we seem to be going backwards,
easily forgetting the importance and value of our earliest
lessons in life.
Isn’t it time
for a reality check?
Contributing Writer Akanksha
is a freelance writer