Lets accept this fact for Nepal.
“We are not failing. We have already failed. Deal with it.”
So how do we deal with it? And how do we move on?
Here are 3 important life-choices you will have to make to play a role in turning our country around:
1) Take the political path: Want to serve your country fore-most? Take the lead and join politics (redefine it, change the whole political culture). Politics is an ultimate sacrifice if you want the change you seek in Nepal now. If your priority is saving your conscience, your family, your town and your country all in one, you will prepare yourself to lead us all out of this mess! No earlier experience required: you learn as you go. Simplify your life. Try to live a life of example. Beware, Politics is like fire. You can either make it a good servant or a bad master, all up to you. Note: Do not make politics a career. Make sure, you have an alternative livelihood which sustains your family while you lead a simple life serving others.
2) Take the entrepreneurial path: Don’t shy away from your national duty to create opportunities in Nepal. Urge your kids to learn entrepreneurship right from mid-school. Teach them the value of generating prosperity and how to create dignified opportunities by becoming an entrepreneur. Providing opportunities for others is one of the best social service in a country like ours. Those of us, who are not entrepreneurial, do invest in those who are taking such risks! You will never feel sorry.
3) Take the bureaucratic path: Join the Nepal government and serve the people. If the bureaucrats in the government did their job well, we wouldn’t need this many social organizations (NGOs & INGOs) where many of us continue to make a career out of. Joining the bureaucracy is perhaps one of the best ways you could serve the Nepali society and the surest way to see the change you seek in your environment.
All 3 paths need persistence, patience and humility. They bring the best in you and help thwart the worst in you to prevail. Continue to hone these qualities much, they will bring you that feeling of contentment one gets as s/he lives a life of purpose.
I hope you will make a clear choice to deal with our nation’s failure now… because in the end, if this country burns, we burn with it…