The Neutral Approach

Here’s one thing I have learnt over past few years. Whenever you study something, especially the current system, its very hard to approach it without bias.

We, as humans, always want to blame something or somebody, especially, whenever we come across a “not so happy current scenario”.

I fought this bias for a long time. I had to teach myself to look at every scenario as is, without blaming anything or anybody.

For example: Many people blame the government for bringing in green revolution which over a period of time deteriorated the soil fertility to a point making it barren/un-cultivable. I don’t agree. The government did what it had to do to feed the population, especially after the famine of 1966.

There is no doubt that Green Revolution brought in environmental damage along with regional disparities and economic downfall for farmers. But it is also important to note that it brought self-sufficiency and self-reliability.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Study thoroughly to come up with your own conclusions about anything. There are many sources (both online and offline) that propagate bias and blame. Take the neutral approach.

This was my learning point. We can’t undo whats done. Neither should we try to. As Socrates said, “THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL OF YOUR ENERGY NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD, BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW.”

Happy Gardening! Happy Farming!

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