Beggary a lowest kind of living but highly popular in Pakistan.
May 25, 2011 5 Comments
It is not difficult to judge that among few over growing features in Pakistan and Pakistani culture are show off of beggary and self-pity like expressions on public,official and in private places of Islamic republic of Pakistan.Every where you go in Pakistan from posh locality to public places, the crowd of beggars,wearing rags or branded suits and official uniforms are all time there in a mission that they or Pakistan both are in dire need of aid and charity for normal living.
In this regiment of beggars all ages and genders are included showing deep interests of large population toward this highly popular profession in Pakistan.Actually they have become important part of our culture and if one see any deserted street or market and official meetings without presence of these beggary attitude one would think that he or she might be in wrong place of real Pakistan.
- Migration of rural area people to urban areas which have no capacity and opportunity for them for some kind of respectable survival.
- Easy way of earning for unskilled people.
- Extreme rise in prices of food and commodity items not matching with meager income of people having large family.
- Failures of family planning methodology which is unable control the over population of inactive people of state who have no proper living setup.
- Corruption and highly degraded moral values of ruling groups.
- Government policy of behaving like beggars in front of international financial institutes of providing debit for making up deficit of budget without reducing sumptuous of way of living of government, military and political representatives.
It would be incorrect if we assume that Pakistan has the distinction of having highest ratio of beggars population in the world.Pakistan has already come in the race of winning reputation of having suited and uniform beggars with an arrogant attitude in streets and official places that when they don’t get the charity on their terms , they start cursing the givers or donors. This way they might able to keep alive their dying guilt and try to restore the fake honor and dignity for show off.
Very unfortunately, the average Pakistani only seeks to defend honor in order to protect one’s reputation, all time try to boost one’s shallow ego, to raise an imaginary strength to counter reality of actual weakness, to live in state of revenge and retribution for past offenses, and for easy living options etc.All of these reasons are signs of the weakness of the society and it is human weakness that tend people toward beggary like attitude even living in moderate conditions. Pakistani since getting identity of a separate nation is unable to prove its credibility in the area of self-reliance and self building. The so-called honor most often displayed in Pakistani society has little to do with real ethical values or right and wrong but actually a feeling of great weakness and humiliation on global platform.
A great proverb states, “Humility comes before honor and Humility is the beginning of wisdom .Both ultimately give strength to conscious and self-respect of human mind.Only weak, defeated and humiliated people is in need of justification or creating self-pity like scenes to defend honor for publicity and to gain sympathies. The strong, confident and successful have nothing to prove nor defend as the results, successes and strong character speak for themselves.
A crowd of people and nation to build its character and internal strength has little use for superficial and medieval ways to pursue standards of honor. They can prefer to live with in the range of pride and ego, should follow the principles of truth and justice and , must keep back up plans for surviving in harsh times and never let any kind of addicted dependency or help in difficult situation as last choice of survival .