An Interesting Analogy!!
Last week, I got a link of a video from one of my friends….and Ya, its about the reactions to the Mumbai attack….I should say, its one of the video which actually disturbed me a bit….its from Pakistan Media. I had no idea of authenticity of the video and so no comments about it now.
I asked Nita for her advice if she came across that particular video which depicts the despise against Indians! Thanks Nita once again for time 🙂
Now why am I saying all this?
One of my colleagues gave me a new insight into all this turbulence. And I quite liked the concept of it. I will try to explain it here :
“ Each country has 3 different stages since its born! Just as we have – childhood, middle age and old age [youth is excited version of childhood]
When a country is child, just as parents take care, parent countries [or say adult contries] tend to be the biggest influence in the financial, social and general conditions and its growth. – Like how India was 60 years before – parented by U know who?
Then, just as the child grows – rapidly for first few years and steadily for further years till it reaches mid-life crisis – the country also grows!!
Just like India developed rapidly in past 30 years! Didn’t she? – When I was a kid [which is just 5-10years back] I never knew what a computer was…I don’t know ipods, don’t know if they could be affordable even if I know few things…. I never thought I would fly! Yesterday I was shopping to get gifts for friends and relatives at home since I am going back and believe I could not exactly find something that isn’t available in India….I remember, 5yrs back how I used to wait for my mamayya [uncle]’s family to come back from Singapore just for chocolates! Isnt that a rapid development???
Now, Once this stage passes, there is an almost constant development observed in the country – like sustaining development and also keeping abreast with new technologies!! This is the stage where in lotsa importance is done on various other things like environment, research to develop new stuff etc etc is encouraged!
This is the stage when the person passes his youthful energy to a more dignified adulthood energy ….when he strives to develop his family and career with equal passion!!Here he seeks advise of his parents still and takes steps accordingly!!
This I felt is the present state of America – sustainable development, treaties, relations being the main focus!
Last stage, now is the stage where most of europe could be identified with!
In the life cycle of a person, there comes a stage when the responsible adult feels [without realising] that his decisions are by far final and he would be the head of the family….i.e; the child has outgrown his parents!! He doesnt even realise when this trasnition happened…but finds himself in the position his father once was holding!!
European, once captitalistic nationals like UK/france come under the parent category and one of its outgrown kids being USA! India, Brazil , Russia and China are fast growing to come to that transition stage next to USA…..and its like a Big Brother [lot of age gap 😛 ]
And thus , the cycle repeats…..each child country would def feel this transition – from being taken care [or under rule of] by parent country to outgrowing its parent!!
Also, during this transition , there might be many changes in the household of the child……like change of place, livelihood, turbulence at home etc…..These are similar to the state/land/financial problems faced by the baby countries!!
Eg. If in first stage, the parent [ruling] country brings kids from various backgrounds together …..there are 2 choices – one bringing them together with force and second on mutual agreement!! If its first, one day or other they fight as expected! else they prosper together !!
e.g – USSR being formed first by force [dont know exactly but most people say this!] broke up during transition and now again are coming together in harmony by interest!!
USA formed by mutual agreements of states is as we see prospering!! right?
What about Indian Union??? As of now , I dont know really which category it falls into……I prefer it was rather divided by force so hopefully peace would soon be restored!
One more interesting observation I made is……60 years back, at the time of WW II , germany was so much of an enemy of France and UK allies! and now they are friends in good terms! Its also a transition…..a transition of siblings!
Just as India and Pakistan………Its soon going to be friends may be 5 generations from now!! Who Knows??
PS : India centuries before could have been the adult country extending from Kandhahar to Mongolia….And now again, its a child growing rapidly !! Similarly we could relate for other countried historically!!