Thursday, 3 October 2013

India - not financially strong but at least ethically?

A country is developed or not is judged by respected bodies of the world as per the financial strength of a particular country, the health system, the educational facilities and all of which adds to the progress of that country, that's the general idea of determining a country's progress. Whereas, this is the criteria followed as per papers and general guidelines, can we overlook the basic outlook, that we must also use as a criteria to judge a country i.e. moral values and ethics?

India is a country that has never been financially strong, as per say.. We stand nowhere near USA when it comes to finance, neither are we anywhere close to our neighbor China. We do however need to take into consideration, how much we HAVE achieved post independence. I very honestly do not see finance as the main criteria to judge a country.. Whose to say how most of the people in that country work/earn money!

Frankly saying, what if a country is financially strong but morally weak? As in, most of the people do not deem with earning money in white and get influenced by black money/unfair ways of earning money. Isn't it vital to take this into consideration? Other side of the coin is, a country actually deems with ethics but is not be financially strong.. Should such countries instead be penalized for their integrity i.e. be declared as less developed or instead, such countries must be appreciated for their moral values!

It's easier said than done though, for obvious reasons. If one actually believes that highest bodies of the world would  start determining development of countries by actually going to the root case of "how money is earned" in each country, it will be a mammoth task.

I say, let's not make finance the only criteria or the MAJOR criteria for determining a country's growth. It must also be taken into consideration - work employment, underemployment, ethics/moral values, percentage of women working and on a whole - determining how the country has progressed, say in the last 10 years.. Agreed, India does not stand strong as far as finance is concerned but if we keep all the negativity aside for a second, we haven't done too bad post independence, as per development is concerned.. Our mindset has changed and we do not live with a state of mind that was fitting for "primeval times"... We have a long way to go still... But at least, I believe, we're on the right track, we just need leaders (politicians) who make the path "easier" for us, leaders who will insure and convince people to not get influenced by money because money isn't the only criteria of leading a good life, respect and moral values play equally huge roles.. 
Aditya Jha Author

Aditya Jha is 20 years old and has had a passion for writing since a young age. He has had the great honor of being published in the book "blank space", which featured his fictional short story "a writer's tale". He has also published 2 ebooks - Best.Generation.Ever. and An Iron Lady (Autobiography on his grandmother's life). He has great passion for speaking and is a Delhi University Debator - having won various laurels for his speaking.


  1. I believe, we're on the right track, we just need leaders (politicians) who make the path "easier" for us,.......I believe we just need the leaders(politicians) who will stop eating and wasting our hard earned money and leaders who think about the country first and not about their pockets. India as a country is a great and has a lot of potential with a stronger and more disciplined top we could make huge progresses and not the one odd step here and there.

  2. Agreed. The youth of our country is the future. I'm sure that the future is bright because the youth understands why removing corruption from the root-cause is a necessity. :)