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How do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society?

Sadhguru in conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | Question 07

So now, I want to basically, since everyone is here from Bangalore, I want to come to, you know, something that really plagues us everyday. And, that is, we are all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city. Everything is looking shabby, we are seeing debris all over the place, we are seeing polluted lakes, we've got a lot of problems in the city. And, everything has to do with us. We can't keep asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if its 'Swachcha Bharat', which is what we are all really really commited to, we all sort of accepted the fact that, yes, by 2020 India must become a clean country. We must become a zero open defacation country. Everyone, there is no debate on that. And yet, three years later, if you look at what actually we are doing, we are not changing our habits. We still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. I mean, nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So, how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society. It is very difficult. Many of us tried to do it, but we finally give up. Today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn't happen. We've tried all kinds of things. We take apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day, we almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

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