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Conscious

Posted in human psyche by Tall Guy on April 7, 2010

Every one of us in our life time might have done something that was not morally right at least once knowingly/unknowingly and would have realized what we had done though the same might not be acknowledged in front of others.  Within we always know the truth.

What happens when certain people do it deliberately on a larger scale affecting the lives of people in a big way?  Do such individuals are aware of their actions or they find a way to silence their conscious?

It is this “breed” of people that compels me to ask whether they have lost touch with their conscious or mastered the way of getting out of such issues, that their conscious dies down.

Ramalinga Raju who was responsible for the Satyam fraud inflated the accounts of the company so that it was not taken over by others as the number of shares he held was not enough to prevent it.  Even though he openly admitted his hand in the fraud, there are still questions asked about the timing of his admission given that shares of the stock plummeted and he could have made a killing on the share market.

Don’t you think if he was so much trouble by his company being overtaken, why he did not simply choose to upped the owner’s equity in the company stock to prevent it?  Why do something that is not right and put the employees at stake for it.  Questions, that still needs to be answered.

What would you say of a man who ends up instigating the mob and then riots breaks off all over the country.  While people lost their lives, politicians milked the situation by making hate speeches or instigating the mob.  The riots after the Babri Masjid demolition and the Godhra riots stand testimony to such politicians.

The question at the end of the day is do they ever give a thought how their speeches provoked people into killing?  Do they feel guilty of their actions or is it that they become immune to answer their conscious as they are in a business of telling and making people believe their lies.  There was a time when politicians were meant to help the country develop.  Nowadays they are only interested in filling their own pockets and gaining mileage on whatever opportunity that arises.

What would one do when inaction leads to a grave crime happening especially when there was an opportunity to stop it happen?  I am referring to the rape of a mute girl in a local train that took place on August 15, 2002, the day when India got its independence.  There were five people in the same compartment when a drunken man entered and decided to make the girl his prey.

The five gentlemen did nothing and the man after done with his act left.  Except that one of the persons happened to be a reporter.  The very next day an account of the reporter witnessing the rape was published on the front page.  Five men versus one and I think one can make out who will win if they came to a brawl.  The only reason they did nothing is because they got” scared” by a thin frail drunken man.

I am not sure how they were able to sleep in the night after the incident given that they could have saved the girl from becoming a victim.

Is it because we choose to remain mute spectators most of the time that we fail to act when we can?  Would they have let the crime take place if the girl was related to any of the five men that day?  Chances are at least one of them would have acted no matter what uncertain dangers lay ahead of him.

Our conscious often tells us if we are on the right path or not, then what prompts these individuals to ignore their inner voice or is it because they have found a way to get around it? Does the power and the risk involved gives them a high or they simply think the truth would never come out?

Whatever be the motives behind their acts they still have to answer one question and that is “is it worth it to have sins on one’s conscious?

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  1. Meena said, on April 7, 2010 at 18:59

    I have thought about the same thing many times and have come up with no answers..

    I guess they just learn to ignore.. or may be forget ?

    • The Survivor said, on May 28, 2010 at 08:11

      I think it becomes a habit after doing it for so long and then it becomes easy to ignore.

  2. Shubha said, on May 17, 2010 at 17:40

    Guilt is more painful than crime!!!!!!!!!

    • The Survivor said, on May 28, 2010 at 08:13

      Shubha,

      Welcome to Freedom Expression

      Indeed!! but that only happens if one feels guilty about the crime they commit. If that does not happens there is no guilt, no crime.

  3. Nathaniel Luperiasie said, on December 24, 2011 at 01:52

    But I think, in a marriage you shouldn t have to be shouldering things alone, right I mean, especially something so important and painful.


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