It is wake up call for role models

By Parvez Jamil

By Parvez Jamil

Society is paralyzed, immobilized or procrastinated at its worst when celebrities of the showbiz world, or for that matter, political, social and educational leaders, are blind-folded and dumb-founded on the importance of soul-searching and self-appraisal in personal and practical life. Imagine the kind of trends set for the society by the so-called trend-setters!


The vicious circle of die-hard ego and self interests overwhelmingly bewitch and bewilder political leadership and showbiz stars bringing positive thinking and progress to a stalemate or standstill. The net result is round-the-clock flurry of mud-slinging and leg-pulling amid vociferous alarms of helplessness if not a point of no return.


What can be expected of political leadership when mindsets are attuned to and acclimatized with negative thinking? Less said the better. Here hearts, feelings, thoughts and actions are quietly, unknowingly, helplessly and haplessly working by the leaders against the masses or the followers at large.


Showbiz stars set equally public repulsive examples indeed. One who can read the inside of showbiz stars humbly reveals generally of artificiality in their very looks, eyes, faces, smiles, responses, gestures and postures. Without naming such showbiz figures and their channels, their sugar-coated expressions are self-explanatory, speak for themselves, amuse but misguide fans for verbosity and artificiality in life.


Strange is the host, producer and camera person interaction. No identification of names and channels given butthere can be a conspiracy of silencebetween producer and the host to keep camera mostly focused on the latter even though it is supposed to be on the guest despite the fact that guests aregenerally more audible, photogenic, impressive and presentable.


MashaAllah our esteemed, learned and respectable “ulema” or religious leaders can be enlightening source of inspiration for the public by teaching fellow feeling and mutual respect, by imparting lessons in tolerance and accommodation, with vision and mission of love, peace and justice for humankind, by being role models of purity, piety, selflessness and sacrifice both in letter and in spirit.


True grace, dignity and honor of our teachers, faculty and counselors at schools, colleges and universities know no bounds. Being true to their profession they can be best role models and architects of the young nation together with how instrumental parents can be in blossoming kids at home; the cradle of learning! It is here that the first door opens towards a better and brighter Pakistan.##


The writer is educational, corporate and philanthropic professional and contributes to media on national and international affairs.

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