These days the new term for business is “self-employed”. If you look at the literal meaning, it is employment given by self which varies to a large extent from a hawker, tea stall owner to an owner of a multinational company. The common or the most frequently asked question after meeting a person is what are you doing?? And the reply that we most often get is self-employed. Now coming to the point…what is the business based on. Well..it can be an import export business, garment or clothes business, fruits or vegetables business or people business including soft skills, English tutoring, grooming or polishing etc.
The ground rules that are vital in these or any kind of trade are the same like honest dealings, no procrastination, giving fair compensation to employees, effective quality output delivered to the public i.e. to name a few. The main question is how many of them are implementing in a fair and judicious way and the answer is very few. These few people are becoming a victim in the corrupt society. As these few people, no doubt are on the right track are getting the least support from the rest of the corrupt society. The recent cases where all Indian daals (dried pulses) prices went up and which made it very difficult for middle class families as masoor ki daal,chane ki daal, kaali daal are some of the common food. The contamination in all the food particles is another example of trade going haywire. Talking about the people business where the crash courses like SPEAK FLUENT ENGLISH IN A MONTH OR CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY COMPLETELY, GET MANY JOB OFFERS AFTER FINISHING INTERVIEW SKILL COURSES OR LOSE 20 KG WEIGHT IN A MONTH’S TIME OR THOSE FAIRNESS CREAMS which promise to give a fair complexion within a fortnight’s time are all examples of fooling people in a grand way. Their biggest audience or clients are the children and teenagers who get lured and attracted to these kind of gimmicks.
Once I heard a farmer mentioning that the farming I do for the public or the crops that I grow for public are differently done and the ones I use for my personal use are separately catered to. This clearly indicates the unfair dealings and unethical practices carried out.
The present scenario has become such where factories because of their selfish motives had made the air polluted to a large extent that it has become difficult for a person to breathe even. The situation has come to a break even point now.
The only solution to this problem if people are so much into blindly following and it has become such only because other people are doing so. Let it start from the most powerful and influential person to take his first step and be a bigger person by turning around tables and get it straight. Kind of like an act similar to Mark Zuckerberg who donated a large part of his income and savings as a charity on the birth of his daughter. All these random kind acts and small gestures can be done and made public for influencing more people to change their way of living. It will take time but still the scenario won’t get worse. Inspiring people, giving them a jolt and breaking set patterns can go a long way. It can be done by government programs, entertainment industry, books, school or colleges presenting a picture in front of an audience as the people have blind conscience now that needs to be changed before people are afraid dealing with other people than animals.