be in other man’s shoe to feel the pain
Read a old story today: The gist of the story was that the minister of a state requested the king to pay him the salary which a daily wage labour was getting
When asked the reason the minister replied,” till I realize how the common man is managing with the salary which we are paying them, how can I plan for them. I have to be in their shoes to understand their problems. I don’t want to sympathize with them but empathize with them. I want to be one amongst them, only then they will feel comfortable with the policy makers and the Government and only then we can think about the progress of our state. If I get more than them then I will not realize what is around me
A total contrast to our present system and our leaders.
These days all our ministers, our so called representatives in Government, the local Corporator, MP, ministers, makes policies, allocates budgets, plan for the people who are living on the roads or slums while sitting in their posh air conditioned offices, enjoying various perks like air travel, Chauffeur driven cars, palace like bungalows.
What do they know about sweating out in the sun for two square meals or managing families in fixed incomes?
How many of our ministers have tried traveling in local trains during peak hours?
How many of them have felt the pinch of rising prices.
The news channel flashed “Cooking gas to cost more, Kerosene to cost more”
With the no increase in salary or the basic wage structure how is the common man going to manage his family?
Just ask all the ministers and leaders to spend one day in any slum, live like the majority of people live or compromise on basic necessities to meet the two ends meet then probably some of them will feel ashamed of the luxuries they are enjoying at the cost of the common man, then may be some of them stop throwing big words in the air and come down on earth to do something feasible and practical for every one.