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MAJOR KULBIR SINGH. Dated: 10/12/2017 8:12:32 AM

Have the people of Jammu forgotten the art of foreseeing events that will happen in future!

Major Kulbir Singh
Jammu, Oct 11
"Some are more open than others. Some are more driven and understanding about where they are heading.
Others are just having a great time playing the life’s game they love without really knowing the extent of what they can and can't do at this stage, and they are the are foolish and do not know as to what would happen in the foreseeable future"
Through this piece which I keep writing day after day I try and communicate as much as possible! I believe one has to remember the culture and traditions of Jammu. Fifty five years back when I grew up as a kid in the streets of Ragunath Bazaar I was different. Though aggressive in nature but still trying to see as to what was happening where. I could feel that the people were down to earth and there was no monetary blasphemy around but fifty years ahead I found that it was all monetary and materialism that had taken over a simplistic place like Jammu. So the conclusion is that when money talks we walk the talk!
Remember those of my age ‘You took it on board: right, okay, that is how when I get that opportunity to be able do that - you bring on young kids, you nurture them through difficult situations, you stand up for them, fight for them. But that culture has vanished and we are in the zone of no man’s land. It is startling to see as to how we behave with each other. We don’t trust our own people and thus we go for the people from outside the state. It’s a grand big bad idea. One cannot do that.
It is all about communicating, scenarios, translating what I have been through and what they are going through, and it gives them bit of insight. It is then up to the aborigines of Jammu to grab it. They need to learn how to fight. Till date we have not learnt the art of fighting! By fighting I am not saying being physical or violent but by being more methodical. Agreed that things have changed but still the culture and traditions have to be maintained in every sense!

So it is the culture we try to impart so that one generation hands over the baton to the next. Some would argue that nothing comes for free, you are not going to get better just sitting down, doing nothing. And hard work makes success more enjoyable. Jammu is embracing this and to an understood that too! Again a selfish idea. ‘Live the present and forget the future’.
Breaking is not the right word, but we have to try to improve the culture. We love our traditions but when the generations keep moving on and on and on we have to live in the present and not in the past. I don't want to lose the fact that they are so relaxed and laid-back. If you can be relaxed but confident in your ability, that is the best place for a citizen.
We are losing everything today very well knowing that tomorrow is not far away. For many it comes and for many it does not and that is reality. If we all get together we can still get Jammu together. At this moment we are just flailing our hands all over the place, running from pillar to post to make sure that we do not have a sleepless night. Just think it over since tomorrow is not far away!


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