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first_imgI woke up this morning to see a software upgrade alert on my cell-phone. It also happened a few days ago that my laptop started showing messages that it would be out of function starting 2020 because the Windows version would expire. So are our gadgets really smarter than us?I would like to agree on this, not because they are more efficient than us, but simply because they refuse to function in the absence of the required “updated” versions of themselves. Would this world not be a better place if every human updates himself with sanskar.2020 version? For those who would want to disagree on this thought, I would like to clarify that it does not mean we discard values and morals within us, in fact, make them more accessible. I believe we should upgrade the same set of values as well as add some more which probably makes more sense in the current world we live in.For instance, we have been customarily taught to respect elders, even touch their feet. I appreciate this thought but can we upgrade this to respecting everyone around you regardless of their age, gender, education, etc.? We should rather teach kids to be compassionate and polite to every person they meet. One of the striking differences between most of the first world countries and countries like India is the dignity of labour. No job is superior or inferior. Irrespective of a person’s profession, he should be appreciated as a human first. I find it extremely strange when a person is glorified for being a “down to earth” human. Not being one is as good as challenging the terms and conditions before downloading new software. The way we accept the terms and conditions, all humans need to have a valuable quality of being humble. Holding a higher position in the office does not allow you to bypass the basic qualifications of being a good human being.Another example I would like to quote is the concept of family or marriage. We have traditionally been taught that getting married and having a long-lasting marriage is good “sanskar”. I would not deny this, but I would like to add that finding a compatible partner is a requirement of marriage. A greater number of years spent together does not necessarily depict a successful marriage, but the quality time and happiness the couple shares can represent one. Living together forever in marriage alone is not “sanskar”, but taking your time to find a compatible partner and then living happily should be the practice.One more important “sanskar” should be not taking anyone for granted; not assuming someone is going to invite you to his wedding/party. Rather we should feel special if someone makes us a part of their celebrations. Also, I strongly believe that “privacy” should be considered a vital part of life, implying-give as well as take personal space. We should not ask someone about their personal life or be judgemental about it. Just try to help them if they reach out to you with their problems. But making someone uncomfortable by directly asking them about their relationships or finances or even their grades in school should not be conventional.A person not proactively expressing himself/herself should be taken as a clear indication that he/she is not comfortable to discuss her personal life with you. Likewise, nobody should feel obliged in a society to have answers to personal questions or fall prey to the herd mentality.Could we all collectively upgrade our word-of-mouth manual of morals and be a better version of ourselves to begin the new year?last_img read more