Pessimistic Nation

Whenever I pick my pen to write something, I try to write something positive about development or economy. I consider myself a happy and a positive person but I think the attitude of general public on social-media is changing me, despite having a-lot of positive things I am not feeling like writing anything or complete what I have started. This attitude on SM is sucking all the positivism from me.

So much negativity, makes me wonder what have become as a nation? A bunch of ungrateful, dishonest, biased nation? A pessimistic nation? We’ve chosen political parties, religious scholars over country. Are they more important than Pakistan?

We try to find flaws, negativity in everything. We never appreciate the good things. If someone do or say something positive, we have the urge to say “But” and somehow points out the negative aspects and we’re very quick in making judgments that how this is bad and it won’t work. THIS VERY ATTITUDE IS THE BIGGEST HINDRANCE IN OUR PROGRESS.

Being negative has become a fashion here, many do it just because they see others doing it. They think they’re being intellectual. They see unnecessary telling people about flaws in everything as a sign of insight or analytical ability of “critical thinking” skills. Well you’re not, you’re just being NEGATIVE!

We knowingly believe every accusation against the party we don’t support, no-matter how baseless and speculative it is.

In recent past a-no-body like Faseeh Mangi [a person so biased who upload, share doctored/photo-shopped images just for his personal satisfaction and to spread misinformation] with an Indian wrote an (baseless and misleading) article in Bloomberg in which the author claimed that “Pakistan risks default” [default on its domestic debts? First of its kind.] But doesn’t matter as the article was misleading and full of negativity it got shared all over the social-media, trends were set on twitter [to highlight the negativity – which wasn’t even true], got shared on WhatsApp groups thousands of times, many TV anchors did shows on the basis of that report and bashed the government. Once the disinformation was spread, the author silently changed all the figures from God knows how many Billion/Trillions to millions and also changed the title from “Default” to “Risk Surges to One-Year High amid Global Turmoil” but no-one mentioned or apologized.

 Few days back Mr. Daniel FitzGerald Runde [who doesn’t know who Daniel is check here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_FitzGerald_Runde] wrote an article for Forbes and stated: “Pakistan’s Economy is back on track” and the article also states Pakistan’s growing middle class, which will expand from an estimated forty million people today to a whopping 100-million by year 2050.

 Now how many of us know about this? How many trends/shows on this? How many people shared this article by Mr. Daniel FitzGerald Runde in comparison to a-nobody Faseeh Mangi’s article? We all know the answer.

 Be realistic! Understand that “there’s no way to get from really bad system to really good system without passing thru a-not-perfect-but-better-than-before system”.

Criticize, criticize the wrongs. Without being biased. Criticism must be unbiased thoughts and factual rather than emotions or personal preferences. If we want to progress we need to change our attitudes. No leader or dictator can bring change in our country, it’s us the people who need to change. Think.

 

***Positive thinking is the real secret for national development***

18 thoughts on “Pessimistic Nation

  • March 6, 2016 at 10:10 am
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    Indeed a very nice write up.
    Thats very true we always get attract by a negative news always. When ever we hear any kind of a negative news we believe without thinking and on other hand when we Get to hear any thing positivity about about Pakistan and government the first thing come in our mind that it’s some false news spread by government
    Other point U mentioned on your article abt our political or our faith blindness is true. We looking the things from what our political affiliation religious molvi trying to show us rather to use our own brain.

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  • March 6, 2016 at 10:33 am
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    Sir what else you think people would love to share for Pakistan. Khanistas are the main problem in our society as they are so biased with our leadership they won’t utter a single word of appraisal. Lets have a single example of Pakistan Railways. Where it was before 2013 and where it is in 2016. What you will expect from these test tube babies.
    Well written article but it will open the eyes of those whom love to see Pakistan progressing.

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  • March 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm
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    very well written.. I too read that article about pakistan economy being on the right track , and tried discussing it with sone friends, but to my dismay most if them had only negative comments on it.. mayb we don’t want ourselves to improve, just to spite ourselves

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    • March 7, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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      Thank you so much 🙂
      Its time to change ourselves if we want to progress.

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  • March 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm
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    The post raises legitimate points, making right attempts to diagnose the cause of the symptom, ie our pessimism as a nation.

    I personally believe that such negativity has been made an essential part of our politics mainly by unneeded US-UK-backed martial laws, that ruled Pakistan more than democracy, and no one knows when the next martial law will start to kick in.

    Most of the political parties today are still operating under the same ideology (and supported by different Khaki lobbyists). Hence it’s still “us vs them”. Though I am not a NL’s voter, I do not find it hard to acknowledge their efforts for the country and admire it, simply because I am not wearing any specific political lens.

    Finally, we need time to mature as a nation. The only road to such maturity lies on the ground known as democracy. Let it continue, dear Khaki brothers. It’s for you and me – all of us!

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    • March 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm
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      Thank you so much sir, i wish others too think/see things like you do.

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      • March 14, 2016 at 1:06 am
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        You’re welcome, Sir.

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  • March 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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    Very aptly put bae, actually we don’t want to improve ourselves, brilliant write up sir, keep it up.

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  • March 6, 2016 at 8:45 pm
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    بہت خوب عمیر ۔۔ سمجھ میں نہیں آتا کہ ہم کنفیوژ ہیں یا پھر اذیت پسند۔

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    • March 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm
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      Thank you sir, Azziyat-pasand hain hum.. hum achai deikh hi nahi saktay.

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  • March 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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    Once again you nailed it. Could not be more relevant in the context of current sociopolitical circumstances. Thanks for bringing up this burning issue, that’s exactly what thinkers and scholars of a nation do when needed, they pin point right issues at the right time. We need more writings like this in order to highlight pessimism and intolerance in our society.

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  • March 26, 2016 at 1:46 am
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    Yes, of course the overall attitude of our people is pessimistic. Our fascist media is responsible for that, if you promote negativity 24 hours, it will vanish positivity and optimism.

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