India Files : A case for ‘Conscription’


Sometimes I think, like the Matrix, this country is a stimulation training program that is designed by a cruel programmer to train the inserted student in selfishness, venality and becoming someone with nil-empathy.

Nothing else better explains the horrific phenomena that is this country and the 1.3 billion in it.

Moral gangrene meets spiritual bankruptcy.

OK. That was the rant. Done.

Here is the idea.

Have you heard about the term ‘Conscription’ ?

Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service.

Finland and Israel do it.

What if India had conscription but NOT for military service but something far more noble, needed and nicer : Teaching.

What if the govt amended the constitution and made all jobs open to ONLY those people who proved they spent 2 years teaching.

Think about the net positive benefit to both the teacher and the millions of illiterate students.

Why not ? What is the downside versus the obvious upsides? I don’t see many but open to thoughts.

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.

I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy”

— said that bearded Nobel winning poet dude from Bengal

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