Essays

Think globally, act locally

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves
I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land.
These lines beautifully portray the world of our dreams- united, happy and prosperous. Ths can be achieved if each one of us starts thinking globally. It implies not being selfish and eccentric, but being considerate and sensitive. It assumes thinking about ‘us’ rather than of ‘I, me and myself’.
Sustainable development is the new buzzword today. It advocates judicious use of resources in order to sustain them for the future generations. It is our duty to think of the consequences of our actions and their impact on the world. Unless we think globally, life on earth shall become miserable.
Pragmatically, it is impossible to revolutionize the world alone. We ought to mobilize and act locally first. We cannot singlehandedly clean the Ganga; but we can begin with our own washrooms. When we fail to maintain hygiene in our own campus, how can we dream of a clean and green world? No revolution took over the world in a spur of the moment. Everything begins on the grassroot level. Radical revolutions have the most frugal beginnings.
Every drop fills the ocean. Let’s make a difference by beginning with our own homes and later propagating it to the society, locality, society, community, the nation and the world. All that we really need is the will to contribute to making the world a better place to live in. Our every action must precede a regard for the world. Truly, we must “Be the change we wish to see!”
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