Definition 1:A responsible citizen is one who comments on (pseudo?)philanthropic blogs, has a set of ideals that he doesnt have the courage to live up to and doesnt have the heart to give up, talks of improbable ideals, at best comes up with an intention towards betterment of society, and places himself on a moral high over others for just his intentions, instead of feeling ashamed that his intentions are, at best, a feeble attempt and a mistaken substitute for concrete action, which he inturn justifies saying "atleast i have an intention, and you dont", each layer of specious justification feeding upon itself until it reaches a stage in which he begins to believe in his own moral authority over others.
In short, a responsible citizen is a hypocrat, guilty of not contributing to the society that he so ardently claims to make better.
I find it easier and better to accept my inability and unwillingness to give back something to the society, instead of deluding myself that i might contribute someday.
this ranting is the result of this conversation, and the subsequent comments.
Dont mistake me here - i am not against ppl who serve the society. in fact, ive had the opportunity to come into contact with a few ppl who i literally worship, in a couple of aspects, for their selfless contributon to SPIC MACAY - ruchira, janaki, sukhdeep, et al. And these ppl dont talk, they perform.
ps: sanjeeth, this is not directed towards you, but towards a fellow mind that claims it is beautiful.
pss: i dont have anything against this person. its his views that i despise.