Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Advice Is Free

Vasu Reddy From Chicago

There is so much of it available in the world; it is the equal to free air.  Human beings love passing on advice to everyone with or without asking for it.  Actually most times advice is unsolicited; it is simply given by everyone and anyone.  With Internet and Mobile telephony at a minimal cost and far reaching, it has become so common to see advice being dished out in every language and every instance, and everyone has an opinion on everything in the world.

When solicited advice is useful and sometimes paid for from reliable and resourceful and experienced people, who still do the same as they did before the advent of communications.  But whenever we open the channels of communications, people are dishing out expert advice; be it through twitter, face book or any other medium that is a form of free and mass communication.

From politicians to cricketers to movie stars and movie makers and wannabe stars have become experts at pasting their advice to the general public and websites are dedicated to makeup stuff for consumption of general public, and with so much conviction on what they are saying, it really is difficult to separate the reality verses gossip.

As much as we enjoy the daily dishing of information on just about everybody it is on overdrive to see a recognized person tweet or talk, and the followers fussing over the details of what it means.  If every person who tweets or writes something can make everyone understand what they exactly meant when they wrote the sentence, it would be a fantastic way of communicating, but typically one writes on impulse or at the moment and goes on to the next minute.  A lot of times when a statement is made or a sentence is written it are a general reaction to the moment, rather than a serious study in time.

When someone gets nominated as a member of parliament, it is not the first time or the last time a recognized personality gets the nomination.  No single person will make the entire parliament a new place to look up to, as the house is itself a democratic entity that functions in its fashion and environment.  Each parliamentarian in their respective term add their efforts to make it a live and vigorous environment that caters to the needs of the public at large, and when they leave they leave a legacy of what they have represented in the years they spent at the house of representatives.

No one person can drive the value systems up or down, nor make immediate or effective decisions for the well being of public.  They all do it collectively while disagreeing with each other, and also agreeing with each other.  For fact they are all voted in or appointed with the public’s interest in mind, rather than selfish or personal interests.  What happens from the time they get elected to the time they complete their term is always questionable as election promises or appointments based on competence in other areas of life, typically may not match; as they are multitude of factors to get to the parliament and then delivering to the promises made to people; as the availability of resources and support for making the available resources are entirely different in reality.

We can spend 24/7/365 in dishing out advice to the politicians and bureaucrats, but how far are we from reality of foreseeing the reality.  A old saying from a wise man was “you can tell me whatever you want and I will do what I believe is the best thing to do”, which is true to just about everyone.  Perhaps we should dish out a little less advice and if we do, first practice it on our own and see if it works.

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