“ I am paying so much of tax every year but this government is not doing anything. See how much is the corruption these days. There are no proper garbage collection system.” My friend complained. “All these money is going in these corrupt ministers pocket or corrupt beurocrats pocket.” he continued and he also proved why he does not want to stay in the country and go to another country and settle. He explained with great excitement, how the other country is providing benefits against the taxes paid etc.
I tried to relate this situation anybody’s home. Assume somebody will come to you and complain “I went home today and my wife did not give me a glass of water. I do not know why, I am paying so much money to this house every month. I am planning to stay in my neighbor’s house. Whenever I go there, I get a cup of tea with variety of biscuits.”. I am sure nobody will say or do so . Rather will go and get the glass of water himself. Correct me if I am wrong .
It is very vital to realize the importance of our contribution to this country. We are needed for this country’s success not only through taxes but by contributing in many other nation building activities where people like us are needed.
Some even complain “All the money we pay via tax is going to poorer states or sections and there is nothing left for us”. or some even complain “Why should I donate? I am paying tax to government, they should take care of all these”. This is very similar to complain for not getting better facilities in house being a earning member because a lot of money is spent on kids or younger brother who are either not earning or earning very less”
This society is like a big joint family. Your earning is not for you but for the entire family. You are working on behalf of the family so that everybody gets a better life. Similarly, We are working on behalf of our country.We are the earning members of this family. Now it is our duty not only pay the portion of salary once in a month but take care of weaker members of this family and solve houses problems.
Corruption, Naxalism, Terrorism, hatred among different section of people is because of our selfishness. We live life for ourselves. We look straight and do not bother to look if anybody is needed our help. We are busy getting our target in what ever means possible.
Now it is time to act. I am planning to contribute 8 hours of one Sunday every month to this country.