THE PERSUADER – Vinod Kumar
The plain ground of ten acres lays unused for most part of the year. Just on the outskirts of the city is this mega sized land with no utility value. Nobody would go there for a stroll, a pass time, to play games or even to park vehicles. This is the reason that the organizers of the Music Expo And Concerts (MEAC) chose this as venue for 2016. Suddenly, this scrap land got much value.
MEAC became the most popular word trending in city and neighbouring township. This sleepy society suddenly woke up. Every individual in this geography became provoked to procure and acquire a piece of the activity called MEAC. Everyone wanted to make profits. A stampede en route to the path of making gains, became imminent. The society has discovered a new mental experience. That is scarcity and deprivation.
Before, MEAC decided to occupy this scrap land, the individuals and citizens was in a sense of abundance and surpluses. How did this sense of prosperity, downgrade it’ self to lack?
The arrival of MEAC and it’s occupying of this piece of ten acre land, that nobody wanted, has kick started new dynamic in behavior. The people became divided. Each began competing with the other. Many fought to retain prominence in this public music concerts. Disputes has now become common, to attract the organizers, to choose appropriate vendors. Contracts will be awarded and nobody wants to be left out. The social map and space became virulent. The tone of confinement and shortages became evident. Now it has opened up to an opportunity for social reformers, to step in and work for social harmony.
Have you been in such, situations of hostility between people? Do you have an accountability to resolve conflicts in your society? Well, we can debate about this topic. But actually, these confrontations, though external to your neighbourhood, are not isolated events. Your home may not be isolated or immune from rogue social behaviors.