Patience? Forgiveness?

Itís a sad state really. Almost every time I have seen minor accidents (or almost accidents) people just never get out of their vehicles and say ìI am sorry. Yes, it was my fault.î Or if they canít get to a conclusion whose fault it was, they never say ìOkay fine, letís call up the cops and let them decide.î Rather, both parties come out yelling at each other and often end up beating each other.

Itís not the end yet, people on the streets come to help (not to help the injured) but help in beating. If you are an elderly the fault is of the young, if you are (or have female companion) fault is of the other, if you are poor, fault is yours ñ you got the idea.

That represents ëusí, as whole, as a nation. And it is one of those times when I donít feel proud being part of it. I wonder when will we learn to have patience, learn to forgive.

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8 Comments so far

  1. zain (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 9:21 pm

    hahhahahahahahah achee soch hai aap kee.. are you a foreigner here? this is pakistan man

    peace jony i am actually in a good mood at the moment..

    sorry guys i totally understand your feelings. it happens here but i like when sometimes when someone makes mistake on road and then smile back to me, that smile normally makes my day..

    waisey there are pakistani around in this city who say sorry but very very few people..

  2. DarthVader (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 10:19 pm

    to answer your question JONYBR, NEVER.

  3. Agha Arshad (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 1:07 am


    No Implementation of by-laws for insurance or Traffic Laws……..though we have everything in books…but who cares for it, when it comes to accident everybody knows they have to pay from their own pocket!!!!!!!…….. so why not give a try by yelling at opposite party and take them under-pressure….”shayad baat ban jaey aur paisay mil jayeen”.

  4. Neoxeekhrobe (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 5:24 am

    No Darthvader, it can be done. We need to educate people. We have to teach them how to live a better life. All we have to do is to start it at a government level. But to do that we have to get in there. The question is would any one among us, people who think like this, wants to even to try to enter government. Most of us are afraid to take that step.

    As long as people like us who think, are just happy with a job and a family, change won’t take a shape.

    Please try to get in the government. If for some reasons you can’t, TEACH this to others. Others who think. The law is being made mostly by those who themselves are the law breakers.

  5. TEE BEE (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 9:32 am

    I agree with NEOXEEKHROBE that we need to educate people but not necessarily we have to start it on a government level. If each individual of the society takes his own responsibility and follow the laws/rules/regulations mishap wont happen. The dilemma of our so called educated society is that even the educated people dont follow the rules. You see people in Civic and Corolla running through the RED lights. We need education of right and wrong, and an awareness to to understand what is better for us and what is BAD. And education starts from home, so if we (who are somewhat educated) take up the responsibility to atleast perform our duty individually towards the society, believe me this place would be a better place to live.

    DARTHVADER ‘yelling’ is not the solution to anything and ‘money’ is not the ONLY thing people care about. If a person who knows he is responsible for the accident, if he talks in a calm and courteous way i think the issue can be resolved peacefulyl rather then standing on the street and abusing each other and getting voilent ultimately. What is the differene between an ILLETRATE/IGNORANT and an EDUCATED????

  6. TEE BEE (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 9:35 am

    Sorry DARTHVADER!!! My last paragraph was a reply to AGHA ARSHAD’s reply not DARTHVADER, my bad.

  7. noman (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 3:12 pm

    I agree and then the same educated people will follow every single law outside their own country.

    Is that not funny?

  8. Neelam (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 12:12 pm

    Hehe this is cool. When i visit Karachi in Dec of 02 i was so scared to sit in the front. I would sit back and ENJOY the adventurous ride from home to shopping centers or wherever we were going. I mean literally it was an adventure being on the streets of karachi and it was KRAZY and WILD to be on the road each and everytime. Even though the whole system of not apologizing or whatever exsists in Karachi, BUT its become part of KARACHI. I mean it is embeded in Karachi’s lifestyle and it brings a smile to my face when I think about it because i realize that Karachi will always be karachi.. Mera Karachi!!!

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