A Road Called Democracy..!

There are many who’ve tried to define democracy, and there are many definitions for the same, but when I think of democracy I think of a road. A road called Democracy, leading to one’s Utopia! It is a narrow road, but one on which we have to allow all others to travel with us, because democracy can only survive if we all drive together. Most times we don’t; some of us drive a bigger car or a heavier truck and with forceful argument or bullying muscle we try to push others off the road, but it is of no avail, because without those others alongside, there’s no democracy at all.

There are rules for the road, rules as to how one drives; we don’t cut lanes, bang others in their cars, oh no, we learn to avoid hitting others. We learn to use skill, to move towards our Utopia without hurting others who are also striving to reach theirs. How often I watch trolls and critics, who lash out at others on websites, newspapers and other platforms, making fun of them, jeering and mocking someone’s views, someone’s accent, like motor cycles on a road they are an irritant to car drivers. They move in and out and spoil your drive. When we learn to ride a bike following the rules and not annoying others we have learned the first step of democracy.

Also in democracy, we learn to respect another’s vehicle of argument. We might not like the vehicle he drives, we may not like his line of thinking or argument but we do not try to shove him off his car, saying his vehicle isn’t a good one. No, we try to win him or her over by showing how a better vehicle like ours could take him to his destination faster or safer. But if he doesn’t agree, then we let him be!

The Utopia at the end, or our idea of a perfect state, of ultimate happiness is our goal, but though the road belongs to everybody, the Utopia everyone sees is very different from that seen by another.

Every now and then it seems the road needs to be repaired, and road repair wallahs come with different solutions, but no one has the right one.

But, the road of democracy strangely doesn’t need those repairs; it’s broken, jagged, rough and potholed surface, only makes the ride more meaningfully interesting.

Meanwhile the repair wallahs of the road of democracy stand in huddled groups all over, offering quick fix solutions, but never moving on, and generally never moving others.
It’s a one way street, is democracy; there’s no turning back, but it’s a proven track, and one drives on, keeping to the rules and slowly realizing with joyful surprise, democracy is not about the goal, but the road; how we drive and let others drive towards each one’s own Utopia..!
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5 thoughts on “A Road Called Democracy..!”

  1. A good analogy of smooth road traffic vis-a-vis demoracy.The issue arises, however, if the road is sought to be usurped by the luxury veh owners and there is little room left for bike or pedestrian lane traffic. And the democracy is hamstrung..

  2. Swami Vivekanand in his famous speech in sarvdharmparishad at Shikago had quoted one shloka from mahimna stotra in sanskut.Its as follows
    रुचीनाम् वैचित्र्यात् रुजूकुटाल नाना पथजूषाम्।
    नृृणाम् एको गम्यत्वमसि पयसाम् अर्णवम् इव।
    Mean ing – There are different ways but ultimately goal of every human being is same,to approach god.Its like water which ultimately flows to sea.
    You have described same thing in road to democracy isn,t it?

  3. Your good comparison is interesting. An incident I was reminded of was of a politician who overtook a teenager who passed by him in his car which had greater speed. The evil politician shot him dead. The democracy is for the evil politician not for those who elected him to serve them and are paying their salary hundred times more than the middle class folk.

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