Simplicity must come from within

Simplicity must come from within
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After finishing the talk he turned towards me — and before we could initiate a conversation the mobile rang again. But this time the ring tone was coming from the pocket of his trouser.

Not many days ago when on the street I met my friend’s son, who’s in Class XI. He said ‘namaste’ to me, chatting with someone on the mobile handset at the same time. After finishing the talk he turned towards me — and before we could initiate a conversation the mobile rang again. But this time the ring tone was coming from the pocket of his trouser. Not to say, he had another mobile in the pocket. After he had attended the call, I asked him, “Both of the mobiles belong to you?”

“Yes, uncle, both of them are mine”

“Then you must be a very busy man—these two hardly let you free from themselves!” I told him, pointing at the mobiles.
“No, uncle, not so,” he said, little embarrassed. He had understood what I wanted to convey.
More talks went between us, and he proceeded. He proceeded, but left behind him for me the things to think over: Ever since the Aam Aadmi Party rose to limelight in the politics, the issue of simplicity in the political life has got to be the hot topic of discussion these days. From their lifestyle personalities like Kejriwal, Manohar Parrikar of BJP and TMC’s Mamata Bannerji have made many their fans. Somebody at home while watching the TV; somebody at his workplace; somebody standing on the square— wherever you see every other person is seen to be preaching that other political parties and their leaders should also emulate them.They, perhaps, know not the fact that the expectation for simplicity doesn’t come to an end on one particular class, that’s of politicians, alone.People like my friend should know that if for young children mobile is a toy then for the big children to have more than one mobile is simply a hobby or a symbol of pride, without which their no such important work is supposed to suffer.
Not by evading the things in the name of politicians, but by stopping unnecessary expenses, through observing simplicity of one’s own part, no matter then which class he or she hails from, that the well being of the nation could be wished for. Wastage of electricity and water to be stopped by common man and unbridled consumption of luxurious items like AC, cars etc. to be checked by affluent class should be considered as important as looking upon any political leader for any such expectation.
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