I do think that most of the people on earth do not know how to spend their time!
I do not claim that I do that myself but I definitely do not think Idol Worship helps anyone from personal experience! When I say Idol worship, it includes a human face worship as well!
Its good to have idols – personal as well as public, but to put a face to it or give a human that personification of those age old + modern evolved idols should be TREATED CRIMINAL. I repeat, HeroWorship in any form and shape should be a CRIMINAL OFFENCE.
What happens is that in doing so, one is empowering a person (made of bones, skin with emotions, thoughts, needs, desires like us all) to be the KING/QUEEN or GOD – You are by default telling him/her/it to rule them, control them & you have to follow them unquestioned coz you chose them unquestioned.
Let me also specify that in world terms – my problem lies with Global Leaders chosen by default system/process and in National terms with Male Cricketers, Movie Stars (not even good actors just celebrities), family owned industrialists & their kids.
They treat public, democracy, media, judiciary, legislative bodies, Law & order as pawns to their wills & fancies. Perhaps it is a very age old problem running but with today’s times of more confident youth who are selfish (lets admit it) and don’t give a damn about anyone/anything plus more scrutiny thanks to social media & outspoken-ness of public – I do wish this UNWARRANTED POWER OF SO CALLED POWERFUL PEOPLE to go away!
I want more and more people to stand up to the such powerful individuals who bring their individual interests first & public welfare/ social welfare last!
So what’s the solution :
- More vigilant, flexible & faster system biased towards social welfare, public opinions backed by data & figures of qualified sources (yes yes, its always subjective but there are models still)
- Educated & qualified public who understand that this celebrity culture is doomed to put society to fail – it has always happened in history in all forms & their is no reason why people who attract others based on their flesh & faces should be respected & not on simple skills. Parents & Schools shall play the most important role.
- Media Content control mechanism – there is so much need for Media to be told that public are no fools & they can see through their intentions of putting up a story so better make those intentions clean & RIGHT! This should be done at all levels & channels – we need more powerful regulated bodies linked to Public systems (indirectly to Democratic powers)
Honestly, am not so sure if I will see the above moving in my lifetime but will be good to see some sort of beginning made towards it.