Let me discuss with you 2 different cases. You judge how similar they are!
Normally when you go to a fine-dine Restaurant, you expect the service to be top-notch and not just good food. And where are such expectations coming from? Firstly, you’ve agreed to pay whatever they ask for. Secondly, while advertising, they promised the best service among all restaurants. Also, some of your friends who’ve been there before gave a good review of it. So, you more or less got convinced to give it a shot.
Now when you go there and the waiter spills soda on you. You may let that go ‘coz you might be pretty empathetic. Then you call for food and ordered “Grilled Chicken Breasts with Chillies & Lemongrass”. Turns out the chicken is stale while it’s decorated as if it’s the best dish in that whole restaurant. You then call the manager to complain about all these. He instead of rectifying those mistakes, gives you the following justifications-
– Mistakes are ought to happen in such a huge restaurant. Also, the chef and waiter might be having a rough day, they’re humans only. It is your responsibility to understand that;
– The neighboring restaurant serves even worse food and gives the worst service in the whole city;
– Majority of people who come here, don’t have a problem with the service, it’s just you who’s complaining. So, you are an ambassador for the neighboring restaurant.
It is injustice. But you’ve already paid and booked that seat. So, you are sort of forced to sit there and eat whatever they serve.
But what happens if you don’t take any actions?
What if you don’t criticize that at least?
You’ve paid whatever they asked for, you shouldn’t be one adjusting with poor services or mistakes done by the chef.
What happened to the promising “top-notch” services while advertising? Since the majority is satisfied with their service, should you compromise on your expectations?
Maybe the majority isn’t aware of how to identify stale food or what it does to them.
Now while you’re complaining about the poor-quality service, how would it feel if another customer gets up and threatens to kill you if you say anything against the manager? Doesn’t make sense, right?
Normally during elections, when you get to vote for any party, you expect the promises to serve your interest or should be aimed at the welfare of all. Where are these expectations coming from?
Firstly, you agreed to pay whatever taxes they ask for.
Secondly, during their rally, the party promised to fulfill your interests and their agenda was better than any other party contesting for the same. Also, some of your friends were satisfied with its governance in their States, so you more or less got convinced to give this party a chance.
Now after that party became the ruling party, you went to a government institution to get some paperwork done. You find out that work has been delayed for months now. But you think there might be some rare technical glitch so you let that go.
The next morning that party comes out with a policy which neither serves your interest nor is meant for social welfare but is decorated as its meant for welfare in the long run. You call out the government to justify those mistakes. It gave the following justifications-
– Mistakes are ought to happen in such a huge democracy; Also, the government officials, party leaders, etc., are humans only. It is your responsibility to understand that;
– When the opposition parties were in power, they came up with even worse policies which had the worst outcome for this country;
– Majority of the country doesn’t have a problem with this policy, but you do. It signifies you’re an anti-national.
It is injustice, but you’ve voted for them. So, you’ve to sit for 5 years and adjust to whatever they do. But what happens if you don’t take any actions?
What if you don’t criticize those policies at least?
You’ve paid all the taxes. And what happened to all the promises done during that election rally?
Since the majority is satisfied with that policy, should you compromise on your expectations?
Maybe the majority isn’t aware of the policy’s consequences. And how would it feel, while you’re protesting it your way, a person threatens to kill if you say anything against the ruling party leader?
Doesn’t make sense, right?
Both the food quality and welfare policies will degrade by the day if you don’t criticize.
They’ll keep making profits by looting you. The constitution is made for everyone, so even if 1 person’s rights are being violated, there should be no hurdles for him/her in taking the prescribed course of steps.
Think what’ll happen if the whole country criticizes the policy shortcomings every time there’s one, election campaigns will be based only on results rather than caste, religion, influence, etc.
The PM won’t feel bad if Bhubaneswar’s SUBHA SATYA criticizes their policies. They won’t get the bitter feeling of betrayal.
They’re here to serve you, neither to rule you nor to be your friend. Even if you’re a fan, make sure you keep your liking restricted to that person only and not the position he’s in. So, criticize each and every possible shortcoming/loophole you can!
It’ll just get better.
I’d rather be called an impulsive writer. Although emotion is not something that drives my pen, the utter necessity of Justice does!