“With great power comes great responsibility”
Story from Cricinfo.
This story has been beaten to death. But the point remains. As a major power in world cricket today, the Indian sub-continent has great power. But it has not realized its responsibility yet.
The story quoted above humbles us (as part of the sub-continent) — it stares at our hollow pride and sniggers at us.
Does being a financial heavy-weight in the game make the sub-continent teams immune to the laws and the spirit of the game ? Do we not always whine about how the developed nations act unjustly ? Are we not copying them now that we have the power to make a difference ?
This justifies my belief that all human beings are alike; all communities are alike. Its just a matter of which foot the shoe is on. It is not done to say that such and such a race is violent by nature or such and such a nation is benevolent and peace-loving. It is all a matter of circumstance. Given the oppportunity, we can all be devils.
I am worried…deeply worried.