“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln.
We blame political, educational and every other existing system. The power of ignorance is such that, we never consider values as integral part of our existence.
We cannot blame a system unless we make an effort to identify the cause and relationship of it’s existence and factors affecting any such system. Values are to be imbibed at every step. Unless we have efficient value system in place, we cannot expect an outcome beneficial to either us or for the generations to come.
People start a business with a prime motive of earning money, get highly educated with a prime motive of securing a high profile job and earn in millions down the line, the definition of competition in career, education, relationships etc has changed from being a spark of motivation to a path of struggle, violence, fradulance, etc, with a sheer focus on just the end result, ignoring the integration of values with policies, procedures and habits to bring a favourable outcome.
Whatever may be the situation, the subject quote advices one to behold truth, support the truth, how so ever bitter it might be, and not change yourself just with the greed of name, fame or money. The underlined meaning of the quote is to respect, retain and live with human and spiritual values in every act.
We need not wait for our governments to pass a law or bring in a scheme to implement or generate value system. The solution lies within us. An effort made by every individual in ensuring to secure and spread values in every act of his/her life, will definitely over a period of time multiply and bring a macro change in the world, wiping away all negative vibes one by one with the passage of time.