Appreciate whats happening around us

Watching Nadeem Jafferi on Business Plus, i heard put in words by another, what i keep saying to people myself.

Learn to appreciate whatever is happening around you. Regarding the construction going on, why do most people have to crap about ‘humey aaney jaaney mein problem hote hai’ & ‘gaari kee suspension kharab hojaate hai’ and the most hateful comment ever ‘na kartay! pehlay bhee to sahi chal raha tha’.

Why dont we realize that whatever is happening is happening for our betterment! If the construction is going on.. then it’ll be our cars which will cross it with ease! It’ll be us who will not be caught in ‘daily’ traffic jams all around the city.

People griped about the underpass, when it filled up (sorry if you feel this issue has been beaten to death) i heard everyone complaining.. why didnt anyone even realize that we actually HAD an underpass now? and how much time is has saved if you commute on those roads? Why do we forget the horrible jams we had in previous years in that area?!

People, it may be hard, may be against ur better judgement, but before critisizing everything blatantly…. atleast try to appreciate the better points it has to offer.

Judge, critisize all you want… but learn to appreciate things as well!

7 Comments so far

  1. karachi4eva (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

    totally agree!


  2. MB (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

    Judge, critisize all you want… but learn to appreciate things as well!

    That’s what we are doing Mansoor. We appreciate progress but the one that’s going on is happening at a big cost which could have been lessened. And that’s the whole point. The CDGK, to make sure they have good vote bank in next elections is hasting thing too much. “jaldi ka kaam shaitaan ka” that’s what is proving.

    Also we need to do our job as well and show some signs of civilized humans, though its quite difficult with us. We should help out CDGK in possible ways so they can complete their task, no matter how corrupt they may be. Let them make us fools for a little comfort. Afterall es se pehlay toh kuch bhi kaam nahi hota tha. uunnt ke muu mai zeera hee sahi, ab kee baar. How much sincerity is there, next years rain will reveal.


  3. verysmart (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    Thumbs up to karachi…

    mansoor you have just very beautifully summerized the cribing of psuedo-intellectuals


  4. Manizeh (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    Brilliant! Finally someone has had the nerve to come up and shout a hurrah for the positive side of Karachi’s development woes. Here’s to looking at the joy in Karachi’s future and hoping that more people have hopeful thoughts like you! Down with cynicism and three cheers for positivism!


  5. Imran Quadri (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 7:50 pm

    sorry to say mansoor.. there is one thing called INTELLECT.. seems like KPT and others didnt conceived that our beloved karachi’s sewerage systems were poorly maintained.. being from abroad myself.. i dont see the point of making un underground pass if you couldn’t have done it properly.. that money could have been spent on repairing the roads instead.. i know it will be better in 3-4 years.. but till then.. is everyone supposed to sit down and shut up??


  6. SWA (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 8:01 pm

    We should APPRECIATE development works,
    BUT
    We should CRITICIZE faulty development.

    This is not the stone age and we are not reinventing the wheel. Underpass designing has been perfected the world over. It is our right to criticize the fact that an underpass was built but with faulty design and specifications in it getting filled up with water. What an embarrassment!
    Also, yes development work should be carried out, but theres traffic planning that goes along with it to make sure people dont suffer while a project is going on. IT HAPPENS THE WORLD OVER! so if our authorities dont plan for traffic properly, we have a RIGHT to criticize, heck, it is our DUTY to criticize and make sure all development projects for the city are being carried out the right way.
    so yeah, say YES TO DEVELOPMENT, say NO TO BAD DEVELOPMENT!


  7. Kashif (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

    Well, do appreciate but criticize too. Don’t you think things are happening around us without any concern and empathy for the common citizen? The roads are being made without diversions at place, no enivornmental impact assessment, no discussions with citizens whose lives are all messed up, traffic jams with policemen not around etc. You can’t appreciate a thing when you spend 1 hour to cover 1 KM stretch. We have been patient enough for last 4-5 months and have seen roads digged up and refabricated, to get what? dents and bumps all around with few inches of rain, heck with it.

    When I come on the road, I see madness every where. People are so much frustrated with the system, they do not follow the rules any more. Everybody is running around, stomping others on first chance. Drivers break signals, jump lanes, honk their anger out and make misreable for everybody who come in their way.

    It’s easy to ‘appreciate’ for somebody who is sitting in his conditioned office/home, has got an AC car and never crosses the bridge. But ask the common man, who is spending 3-4 hours a day in buses, due to broken roads and stupid traffic jams, and you will get the true picture.



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