What does the world need? This was the essay question Kolkata Univ had asked students to debate upon, in the MA exam paper, in the year 1991. No wait, instead of “intelligent” the 50 mark question had paired “good” with “wise”…what I had felt then, am surprised to realize, I continue to believe in still!
No matter how intelligent a man is, if that intelligence isn’t housed in a body gifted with a soul, the world is in for trouble. IMO. So, it makes sense that some people across the globe are working upon The GoodWork Project and others nearer home, attempting to develope a Well-Being curriculum for school going children.
“You be good is when you can do good” I think.
Times are changing – albeit slowly, but I can feel the winds of change blowing. Am glad to be part of this great big yagna that is going on. Only – I hope to live to see the change in paradigm shift – reaping benefits in the years ahead.
I do believe, we are heading in the right direction, at least some people are, and it is heartening to know they are close and working hard, day and night.