Part of growing up is seeing parents getting old. Old age is no different than early childhood. It requires proper handling of emotions, conversations, and situations. Anything and everything can trigger displeasure.
At times, things go south. But in a wider picture, It teaches us a lot about empathy, compassion, respect and caring.
Democracy is a great equalizer. It requires no degree, caste or class for electing a representative or becoming one.
All it requires is keeping voters believe in you. This can be achieved via fueling hope and banking on emotions. We voters forget past, we don’t judge. We are like a herd divided on caste, religion, and ideology. We live in our own echo chambers and confirmation bias. With 24/7 news channel and newspapers fuels in the propaganda.
Last resort when nothing works: nationalism comes for the rescue. For the sake of country vote us.
Real agenda of health, illiteracy, women’s health, regional and religion independence gets no mention.
New India has no opposition, no one to check on the misdeed of government. Time will tell if a democratic leader is going to turn into an authoritarian regime.
I have been living on my own for the past few years. I have control over whom to meet, where to eat and whom to indulge with. It has made my life much saner. I am not indulging with people I don’t like. I got to learn about this concept of Mirror neuron.
A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron “mirrors” the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species. — Wikipedia
We act and behave like people around us? Imagine working with a team of sexist or dopamine driven members.