While we’re largely proud to be Indians, there are times when we should be ashamed of ourselves. We pick up reasons from Quora users that explain things that we do wrong, making us terrible global citizens of the world.
1. We are apathetic.
Satadru Das pointed out that we are apathetic towards social evils like corruption, the caste system and discrimination. He also thinks that we are apathetic towards the condition of women in our country. We will join a rape protest discussion, but take dowry for marriage on the other hand.
2. We are hypocrites.
Adrija Subramanian thinks that we are hypocrites and that we have double standards.
3. We are all show-offs.
Aakash Dhama thinks that Indians are great show-offs. We show off our social status by flaunting gold, branded clothes and high salaries.
4. We follow herd mentality.
An anonymous post on Quora says that we follow herd mentality. That is, if your neighbour’s son goes for a particular education stream, then you will force your son to pursue that field.
5. We are very cruel towards animals.
Sunita Dash thinks that we are cruel towards animals. We sacrifice animals in the name of god, and we have absolutely no sympathy towards strays.
6. We don’t respect individual opinions.
An anonymous post on Quora thinks that if an author has a different take on a sensitive subject then his books are burned to ashes. We have this condescending attitude, which does not allow us to respect the opinions of others.
7. We blindly copy western culture.
Biswa Kalyan Rath is of the opinion that we copy western culture blindly. That idolising them is not going to do us any good and that we lack a sense of responsibility.
8. We treat public property as a place to throw garbage.
Rahul Patel feels that we consider public property as a place to throw garbage. We do not care about our historical monuments and spoil them by scribbling on them.
9. We judge people based on their salaries.
When it comes to judging people, we judge them by their salaries, says Adrija Subramanian. We treat workers like plumbers, mechanics, and maids as lesser human beings based on their salaries.
10. We believe in self-proclaimed babas and gurus, but refuse to trust inner strength.
An anonymous post says that educated Indians believe in babas and gurus, follow horoscopes, and wear colored stones without realising the power within their own self.