Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2016 – Week 24: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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12 June  2016

Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words:

 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

  • naren

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Rough Sketch :
    individual man
    community
    -a group
    -a nation
    -a group of nations
    – ideology
    all doing work in a positive way ,and maintain their dignity then no one can make them feel inferior.

  • Kanta Verma

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

    one’s strength, weakness whether it is the case of individual or community or nation lies in themselves not on other’s consent i.e. no man can make you feel inferior without your consent. 


    National level : This statement truly sets on India’s struggle for independence or evolution of nationalism. till mid nineteenth century Indians had one perception that white people are invincible. they are mai-bap for indians i.e we are week or lower in status in all aspect in comparison to British people.

    but the mutiny of 1857 showed Indian people that we are not inferior or we can overthrown British peoples from India. Thus 1857 sow the seed of nationalism which grows in late nineteenth century in the form of INS and freed India.

    same example at …Community level
    Individual level- e.g of b r ambedkar or many physical challenged person who have achieved beyond their physical hurdle…..

    only example…..for time saving..:)…..as bcz prelim fear

  • AARTI

    Plse review .

    • VIGNESH KUMAR S

      Really Good…especially examples and quotes of Lincoln

      • AARTI

        Thanks vignesh

        • sankar

          plz rvw mine……thanks

          • naren

            where you have written , I am looking for your essay

          • AARTI

            Sankar where is your essay ,I didn’t find it.

    • G.

      hello arti,

      good essay
      smooth writing
      good use of quotes. (how can one remember quotes)
      examples cover diverse topics.

      please review mine as well, and help me improve writing

  • Abhay

    Please review Doston!
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent:
    If we deeply analyze the reasons for such a long period of colonization of India by the mighty British Empire, then more than one cause will appear. Obvious is the reason of their military, economic and technological might, which they used for their prolonged rule in India, but one striking feature was that they planted a seed deep rooted in the heart of the Indians that the Indians were inferior in every aspect, be it social, cultural, religious, morale and of course the economical. This sense of deprivation, did not help the Indians to recognize the vicious nature of colonial rule for a long period of time, even when they recognized, they were unable to put a united resistance for such a long period of time. In other way we can say that, we have given the consent of their superiority and in turn considered our self as inferior. But through mass awakening, when this camouflage superiority got exposed, we expelled the foreigners.
    Inferiority simply means considering oneself not par with others in any realm. This leads to not recognizing the true potential of one self. It also leads to lack of confidence and hence enables oneself to accept the supremacy of others, even when they are exploitive in nature. The sense of inferiority supports to indecisiveness. Hence in this condition, they are not able to gather the courage and remains in perpetual misery.
    Gautam Buddha once quoted “You are what, you think”. This quote is infallible. It is relevant even today as it was at the time when he quoted and will also remain so in the future. Difficult situations come for everyone. The way we respond it, reflects our personality. Any great leaders become great only by the way he responds.
    Nelson Mandela spent 36 years of his life, to the cause which he held dear to Him, in jail. In South Africa apartheid was it at zenith. There was a severe and unmatched racial discrimination prevalent there. White considered themselves as superior and they occupied all the powers and privileges and denied same to the black. But, Nelson Mandela had a different idea. He did not gave a consent to his inferiority and put an unmatched struggle, which resulted in bowing down of the whites and a new dawn of justice, equality, fraternity prevailed.
    Barack Obama, when entered in the office of the president of the most advanced nation of the world, United States of America, it was an unprecedented and unparalleled event. US was, once mired in racial segregation and blacks has to fought and shed their lives for this cause. Martin Luthar King Jr. was a great leader for this cause. Obama was not a Business tycoon, neither he belonged from a family of politicians. But he has a belief in himself that he can lead the wave of changes and he finally became a president, even though he was non-white.
    Pandit Nehru, the first Prime minister of India, in his famous speech “tryst with destiny” quotes, “we are now masters of our own destiny” is also inkling towards the same vision. He pronounced, freedom is not the end of our effort, but it’s a new journey.
    In the second world war Germany and Japan were devastated by allied forces. They were damaged at such an extent that their revival were unexpected and and not thought off. But the people and the government had different idea. They did not wanted to give consent to their inferiority. Nation Building process started in both the country and today we see that they are one of the most advanced state in the world.
    This idea, that “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” is evident in Indian context in various filed either it may be of economical, agricultural, technological, cultural, social etc. We have defied many prevailing ideas of the time to show that we can surpass the expectation.
    In agricultural front, at the time of Independence we are dependednt for food grains on many countries esp. the USA. But, by adopting the Green Revolution and HYV seeds, we not only became self-sufficient in agriculture but we exports the food grain abroad.
    Due to prolonged colonial rule, our economy had become stagnant and our contribution to world affairs were nil. But in recent years we achieved some dramatic feet. We are the third largest economy in terms of PPP. We are important member of various world forum such as BRICS etc. Our say in WTO, is important etc.
    Similarly on technological front we are now important player in terms IT as well as in space technological domain. Our ancient culture is being appraised by many. Yoga is becoming ubiquitous phenomena. All these suggest that we can move forward if we don’t be bogged down by the critics and the imposed inferiority. So in conclusion, the quote of Roosevelt is justified by the various personality of history and even in contemporary world.

    • warrior_pandit

      Very well articulated essay. Kindly review mine! Thanks! 🙂

    • warrior_pandit

      NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
      As a sixteen year old kid, Shyam, was beginning to understand and question the nuances of the society. He began to wonder, why his parents forbid him to wash utensils or do household chores or for that matter to dispose of rubbish. He was told that these works are not meant for him and are inferior in nature.
      What does this ‘inferiority’ really means? Is it in the eyes of the experience-r in the form of lack of dignity or in the eyes of experience-e, in the form of lack of self-worth? Why those who fail in their actions are considered inferior to the one who succeed? Why do people feel inferior while doing certain things? Is this a universal phenomenon? The questions to his adolescent mind were many, which required answers.
      Such dilemmas are faced not only by those who are beginning to understand the world around them but also those who can boast of considerable experience; not only by the learned, but those unlearned as well. But, why is this so? The answer to this question is not easy. There are basically two dimensions to it. People may feel inferior when they lack such traits or values like: Money, Power, Recognition, Knowledge, Stature etc., that they hold very highly or when they are made to realise the inferiority of their work by the members of society.
      While the inferiority born out of the first case can be resolved by either acquiring the valued traits or by disregarding them and be contended with the one’s the person may possess. While one requires hard-work and dedication, the other requires the feeling of satisfaction and self-worth. The world is full of examples of both the cases. While on one hand we have a “buffoon” who, after being taunted by his wife, went on to become the greatest poet India has ever produced- Kalidasa. On the other hand, we have the example of Karl Marx who discredited wealth as a form of social recognition and brought about a revolution based on the equal status of the mankind.
      In the second case of those inflicted the inferiority tag by the society are not so fortunate as their battle is not just limited to themselves but extends to the social system around them. The manifestation of the same can be seen from Vedic times when the society was being divided on the basis of one’s occupation, which crystalline itself on the one based on birth. While those who performed so-called ‘menial’ work were accorded lowest strata in the caste hierarchy than those who were perceived to perform ‘superior’ functions. Such individuals even after gaining self recognition are unable to dispose the tag of inferiority from them.
      Every action has a reaction. While, some like Osama bin Laden required a 9/11 attack to respond to the ridicule he faced in the US earlier in his life, or in the form of those who burned Paris in the WW II to take vengeance of the humiliation of Treaty of Versailles. Such actions do not bring the desired solution as fear and violence cannot win one respect and recognition but may further alienate those who feel depressed.
      A positive response, therefore is required to treat this pathogenic demon. The solution may be found in following the lives of great leaders who faced the inferior tag of who they were. Gandhi (Indian), Ambedkar (Dalit), Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King (Black). All these individuals in their own way fought against their respective discriminations by fighting against it peacefully to bring about the change in the society’s perspective. Such a change was concrete and long lasting.
      Putting this in today’s perspective, Shyam, began to search for solutions. He often heard about inferior status of the ‘other’ services in comparison to the Administrative services from his brother who was preparing for such exam. However, if one was to respond to such thoughts, one may find that the issue in hand is about the ‘values’ one holds dear and are elusive. This may creep in inefficiency in the system as there would be lack of satisfaction towards one work function. Here, one may have to realise the individual regarding the worth of their work. For example those in revenue being responsible for the fiscal health of the nation and responsible for the operations of various socio-economic initiatives of the government, or the Police service, being responsible for the maintenance of law and order without which, the developmental activities cannot be initiated. Such value of self worth is either intrinsic, when one values the work to be of utmost importance in the bigger scheme of things, or it has to be externalist-ic , where in the society starts valuing the work function thus increasing the value of those performing it.
      In this regard, the external factor is of utmost important in increasing the efficiency of the lower level government employees as they are the implementers of the government initiatives. The recent initiatives taken by government such as: Re-naming of the sanitation workers from “Safai Karmacharis” to “Swatchta Karmcharis” is an important step. This will help in re-aligning their work function as that of “Preventive ” health care workers and induce dignity of labour to them.
      Similarly, to cater to the energy of nearly 2 percent of disabled population of the country, various government initiatives like renaming of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities as Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag” so as to bring about attitudinal change in the perspective of society towards the specially abled. The 3 percent reservations in the central government jobs, incentives to private sector companies who employ 5 % of “specially able” in their total work force are some other steps that will allow these to not to be dependent on the others and lead a life of self worth and dignity and are seen as assets and not liabilities.
      Thus, it can be said that, no one can make one feel inferior without one’s consent. Howevert, this may not be true for all kinds of experiences of inferiorities inflicted on a person. While, personal insults based on birth, intelligence etc. can be handled in this manner. However, sense of inferiority inflicted due to the society cannot . If this is done, then it will be like behaving like an Ostrich with his head buried in the sand. For example, A sanitation worker will never be able to out go his inferior status unless the society gives his profession respect and dignity Therefore, external assistance is indeed required in addition to internal feeling of content and will power to remove the tag of social inferiority. Not every individual can be a Buddha. They may be the Gandhis, Ambedkars, Kalidasas or Mandelas who would respond differently to overcome their inferiority status according to their own circumstances and genius.

      • Abhay

        Intro can be more elaborate, with some realistic or even historical example can be put in there. Conclusion is Apt. overall good.
        Thanks for the review.

      • G.

        helllo warrior pandit,

        i feel the essay has been very properly thought out and organised. the examples have been used brilliantly, especially the safai karmacharis one and the attitudinal change.
        good about kalidasa and marx.
        a very good conclusion.
        i could find only one problem here. when you say why this happens and this requires answers, then you should continue with taht. instead you delved into some other topic straightaway. that broke the continuity.

        anyways it was a very good essay. very different from mine. please review mine and help me improve.
        thanks.

    • AK-91

      Very well written.

      I suggest you write in chronological order the historical mentions(Though not important).

      REview mine.

      • Ck

        bro plz review mine

    • Harsh (Learning Unlimited!!!)

      Good one warrior , Good content , Specially introduction….

      • Abhay

        Bhai! Tumne mere pe comment kar diya hai 😛

        • Harsh (Learning Unlimited!!!)

          ohhh .. Galti se mistake ho gayi 🙂

    • G.

      hello ab

      i think it was a short essay. conclusion needs elaboration.
      great examples, that i missed completely and should have included. inferiority complex among students leading to suicide can be included as well, it is a very pressing problem.

      but a nice try. please review mine and help me improve writing.
      thanks

      • Abhay

        Thanks G. for your review !! Yes it’s a bit short as I was not getting much idea, Yeah I will review yours too, together we can learn and share and grow through this platform:-)

        • G.

          Ya sure why not.. After all we should utilise insights beautiful platform for this..

      • Abhay

        Your comment section is protected, so I am unable to view where is your essay, if you change your security feature, then can check.

        • G.

          Hey it’s just down there… It’s not very much down.

    • Ashutosh

      Hello Ab great shot in the essay too..
      Very nicely written and the examples i loved just. You have a good writing structure and nice placement of examples which we are unable to fit sometimes in our writings.
      You dealt with the subject through your examples and it was an interesting read, but personally i feel that we should add some subjective touch to the essay too. I know that we all have a liking towards writing (could be diary or love letter doesnt matter) and we should use this liking in our essays to put our personal touch in the essay.
      When you add something from your own research and your own mind it gives you some extra points.

      Well rest everything is fine there and i close with a request to put your vision on my essay for a critical review.

      • Abhay

        Thank you Ashutosh for your detailed review. I generally refrain from giving personal touch, as think the one who is checking the essay may get a feeling that it is mentally concocted. Some one expert, probably insight, can give their view on this front. Yes I will review yours too, together we can learn and share through this platform.

      • aspirant

        Hey ashutosh u r reviewing everyone’s essay please review mine too

      • aspirant

        Hey ashutosh u r reviewing everyone’s essay please review mine too

    • Surya Kant Maurya

      AB, a good flow in your writing but on a whole a little loosely knit.

    • Rachna Sinha

      please review my essay

      “NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT”

      “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up”, these beautiful words by Richelle E. Goodrich full of motivation can just boost anyone’s confidence in this chaotic world, always in a race towards putting others down and calling themselves self proclaimed winners. So “who are these winners?”” are there some parameters to judge if the person has achieved the last stage?” Or the worst “is there a methodology to become a winner?”And many such questions exist unanswered. No one can answer these questions because the perception of the world is different to every individual, what matters most is that one just believes in oneself and keep working towards achieving their goal. Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.
      The constitution of every democratic country confers its citizens with the right to equality then who are we to decide that who is better and should have higher status in society than others. Once we put our weapons down we can’t blame others for the lost battle which we didn’t even fought to the fullest, do not depend on good motivators, find your words of self-motivation and win the battles for one self because no one would come to our rescue when we already consider ourselves to be on the losing side. Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you, Access your powers, choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. It is not enough if you just live life as it comes to you like a floating leaf in a pond, make use of the powers bestowed in you and shine like the sun. The world in which we live poses more challenges than ever, has more negativity than ever but the warrior never complains and keeps on fighting the evil till achieving success or be it the death bed itself.
      You don’t have to be good at something to be liked, you just need to be confident that whatever you do will be liked and you will end up doing it like a pro. we often cry about the missed opportunities or that someone else has the talent by birth and we don’t and with such thoughts we end up demeaning ourselves and ultimately leaving out other opportunities in the wake of complaining and gain end up blaming god, the system, corruption and what not. Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about and thus we let others make us feel inferior to them when we ourselves are not confident about ourselves. God created everyone equal we humans who have created the caste systems and the parameters of beauty and IQ tests and what not to make different sections of society. Quoting from Bhagwad gita “I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear.” Then who are we humans to decide who has the right to enter temple and who doesn’t, had the people who for the first time had faced this kind of discrimination revolted against the thought and had self confidence they wouldn’t have let the aggressors rule them and their coming generations for centuries.
      Talking about self confidence one just cannot miss the fact about how the British Empire conquered one-third of the globe with their self determination. A small nation in the Europe, with equally small population, Britishers were a minority throughout their rule in terms of numbers and yet they ruled the vast Indian subcontinent for more than 200 years and using physical repression to the least rather devising policies for the state. A well planned establishment which could be said was a symbiotic relation as both the sides benefitted, had the Britishers not come India would not have been the same as today under the incompetent rule of late Mughal rulers. The British established the great Indian railways, telegraph and various industries which undoubtedly helped India a lot post independence. Had the British not being confident India would have not been a complete nation as we see today rather it could have been in pieces each under different kingdom. Post independence our leaders have always self motivated steps such as the non alignment movement and the non-signing of the nuclear proliferation treaty establishing that India has its own criteria’s on which the treaties and pacts should be tailor made.
      Not very back in time, Indians had to face various derogatory comments and frequent physical violence in other countries, yet the Indians never lose their self confidence and kept on working towards their aim and with the same confidence prime minister Narendra Modi is creating the new face of India, which is at par with other nations and has the capability to become the new “engine” for development and why not the next global leader. Had our very positive PM also been low on confidence, we wouldn’t have thought of becoming the next world leader.
      For us to regard others as worthy, we have to begin by regarding ourselves as worthy and this positive thinking will send good vibes about us to others, preventing them from attacking us and we need to be strong enough to bear the harsh realities and overcome those and learn from them and keep working hard to achieve the goals because The barrier between being mediocre and achieving excellence is we ourselves. In short if you think you can then you can.

  • minaxi

    Good Morning Friends….

    • naren

      please review my essay I am saying to you first time , I know you review ethics answer very good.

      • minaxi

        Hello Naren..
        Thanks For appreciation. And, I will review your essay by evening for sure after posting my essay.
        Thanks.. Have a happy Sunday.

        • naren

          thank u , and same to you .

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Minaxi baby
          Great story to start the day with …
          Thanks a million times
          We all had a great laugh
          Please
          Review mine essay today

          • minaxi

            Thanks Sudanita,,,

            But Dear, I am not a ”baby”.

            Thanks…

      • sankar

        naren bhai plz rvw mine esay

        • naren

          sure buddy

    • AARTI

      Thanks minaxi ,nice article

    • Jaya Swatantra

      Brilliant!!

      • ESWAR

        Jaya, please review my essay

        • aspirant

          Please eswar review my essay 🙂

      • G.

        hey jaya.
        please review mine

        and i could not find your essay.
        did you write on your blog

        • Jaya Swatantra

          Yes .. would love to review yours.. i did not write.. 🙁

      • Neelotpal

        Can I expect a review? That will make all my effort fruitful.
        Couldn’t find your essay. is it on WP? Do share the link.
        Thanks in advance….

        • Jaya Swatantra

          would review for sure… i did not write… 🙁

          • Neelotpal

            Pray, everything is fine…and thanks.

    • warrior_pandit

      Kindly review my essay.

      NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
      As a sixteen year old kid, Shyam, was beginning to understand and question the nuances of the society. He began to wonder, why his parents forbid him to wash utensils or do household chores or for that matter to dispose of rubbish. He was told that these works are not meant for him and are inferior in nature.
      What does this ‘inferiority’ really means? Is it in the eyes of the experience-r in the form of lack of dignity or in the eyes of experience-e, in the form of lack of self-worth? Why those who fail in their actions are considered inferior to the one who succeed? Why do people feel inferior while doing certain things? Is this a universal phenomenon? The questions to his adolescent mind were many, which required answers.
      Such dilemmas are faced not only by those who are beginning to understand the world around them but also those who can boast of considerable experience; not only by the learned, but those unlearned as well. But, why is this so? The answer to this question is not easy. There are basically two dimensions to it. People may feel inferior when they lack such traits or values like: Money, Power, Recognition, Knowledge, Stature etc., that they hold very highly or when they are made to realise the inferiority of their work by the members of society.
      While the inferiority born out of the first case can be resolved by either acquiring the valued traits or by disregarding them and be contended with the one’s the person may possess. While one requires hard-work and dedication, the other requires the feeling of satisfaction and self-worth. The world is full of examples of both the cases. While on one hand we have a “buffoon” who, after being taunted by his wife, went on to become the greatest poet India has ever produced- Kalidasa. On the other hand, we have the example of Karl Marx who discredited wealth as a form of social recognition and brought about a revolution based on the equal status of the mankind.
      In the second case of those inflicted the inferiority tag by the society are not so fortunate as their battle is not just limited to themselves but extends to the social system around them. The manifestation of the same can be seen from Vedic times when the society was being divided on the basis of one’s occupation, which crystalline itself on the one based on birth. While those who performed so-called ‘menial’ work were accorded lowest strata in the caste hierarchy than those who were perceived to perform ‘superior’ functions. Such individuals even after gaining self recognition are unable to dispose the tag of inferiority from them.
      Every action has a reaction. While, some like Osama bin Laden required a 9/11 attack to respond to the ridicule he faced in the US earlier in his life, or in the form of those who burned Paris in the WW II to take vengeance of the humiliation of Treaty of Versailles. Such actions do not bring the desired solution as fear and violence cannot win one respect and recognition but may further alienate those who feel depressed.
      A positive response, therefore is required to treat this pathogenic demon. The solution may be found in following the lives of great leaders who faced the inferior tag of who they were. Gandhi (Indian), Ambedkar (Dalit), Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King (Black). All these individuals in their own way fought against their respective discriminations by fighting against it peacefully to bring about the change in the society’s perspective. Such a change was concrete and long lasting.
      Putting this in today’s perspective, Shyam, began to search for solutions. He often heard about inferior status of the ‘other’ services in comparison to the Administrative services from his brother who was preparing for such exam. However, if one was to respond to such thoughts, one may find that the issue in hand is about the ‘values’ one holds dear and are elusive. This may creep in inefficiency in the system as there would be lack of satisfaction towards one work function. Here, one may have to realise the individual regarding the worth of their work. For example those in revenue being responsible for the fiscal health of the nation and responsible for the operations of various socio-economic initiatives of the government, or the Police service, being responsible for the maintenance of law and order without which, the developmental activities cannot be initiated. Such value of self worth is either intrinsic, when one values the work to be of utmost importance in the bigger scheme of things, or it has to be externalist-ic , where in the society starts valuing the work function thus increasing the value of those performing it.
      In this regard, the external factor is of utmost important in increasing the efficiency of the lower level government employees as they are the implementers of the government initiatives. The recent initiatives taken by government such as: Re-naming of the sanitation workers from “Safai Karmacharis” to “Swatchta Karmcharis” is an important step. This will help in re-aligning their work function as that of “Preventive ” health care workers and induce dignity of labour to them.
      Similarly, to cater to the energy of nearly 2 percent of disabled population of the country, various government initiatives like renaming of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities as Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag” so as to bring about attitudinal change in the perspective of society towards the specially abled. The 3 percent reservations in the central government jobs, incentives to private sector companies who employ 5 % of “specially able” in their total work force are some other steps that will allow these to not to be dependent on the others and lead a life of self worth and dignity and are seen as assets and not liabilities.
      Thus, it can be said that, no one can make one feel inferior without one’s consent. Howevert, this may not be true for all kinds of experiences of inferiorities inflicted on a person. While, personal insults based on birth, intelligence etc. can be handled in this manner. However, sense of inferiority inflicted due to the society cannot . If this is done, then it will be like behaving like an Ostrich with his head buried in the sand. For example, A sanitation worker will never be able to out go his inferior status unless the society gives his profession respect and dignity Therefore, external assistance is indeed required in addition to internal feeling of content and will power to remove the tag of social inferiority. Not every individual can be a Buddha. They may be the Gandhis, Ambedkars, Kalidasas or Mandelas who would respond differently to overcome their inferiority status according to their own circumstances and genius.

      • Unformidable

        1) Your starting is really intersting which generated an interst.
        2)Language is really refined.
        3)Structure could be more improved.
        4)Flow cud be better !
        I have written a rough draft due to pucity of tym.please review !

        • aspirant

          please review mine

      • Ashutosh

        Nice essay but simple language and correct flow.
        The critical things were it became messy in between and lost the track specially when you dealt with safai karamcharis and all. I felt you change tracks frequently without properly closing the example. It was like i am reading one example and suddenly the other one came.

        Rest i think in next essay you would increase the examples and areas to discuss. Try some personal philosophy in it too to make it more of a personal piece of writing.

        Rest of it was very nice… please review mine.

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Please review mine like this
          Ashutosh

          • Ashutosh

            Ok i am doing this.. can you please review mine too..its in English this time

          • Ashutosh

            Hey Sudanita ,
            I have reviewed your essay . I loved these points specially
            “Britishers were a minority throughout their rule in terms of numbers. But the most
            astonish………capabilities
            and potential.

            Even after independence, the enormous diversity of India has not been easy to deal with, ethnic conflicts
            and religious disharmony has been a constant affair.”

            Well your analysis of British Raj was brilliant and it explained beautifully the concept of inferiority but consent part was missing. You dealt beautifully with the inferiority and how it is created in the minds. You should also analyse the conflict between consent and inferiority.

            Well in the end i found that your essay ended abruptly , you could have jumped into other areas to support your logic and reason.

            Your structure was well and it was connected well.

            now a request will you please review mine. I will paste it here only

            • Ashutosh

              No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

              The ship was sailing towards the main land of India, leaving the torturous Cellular Jail behind , a rising sun welcomed me back towards life as it moved closer to the shore, I survived in between the people who lost their minds by the pains inflicted on all of us, survived because i never ceased to believe that i will go back to Bengal again. I never believed when other’s said that we had to die there in the closed cells of Andaman, I kept my trust alive and finally sailed back to the life from a gruesome prison.
              – Sachindra Nath Sanyal in’ Bandi Jeevan’

              The words above from one of the greatest freedom fighter of India signifies the importance of trust and believe in ourselves. If we are prepared from inside to take the challenges which life puts in our ways and if we are not bogged down by what others say then surely we are able to cross all hurdles coming in our way. The fundamental thing which is required to build one’s life is a courage to move forward. Those who achieve extra ordinary things in life are the ones who do ‘extra’ beyond the ‘ordinary’, they search for a meaning in the life while others pass their lives in search of a living. They listen to others , think on the advice of others and then do what they decide is best for them while there are others who take directions from others as ‘Biblic quotes’ and lead their lives based on what ‘others’ feel is good for them, their happiness , their sorrow is based on how others see them.The ordinary ones do not introspect and develop their own perspective but they compete endlessly to feel their worth in other’s eyes and if they do not, they fell into the trap of inferiority. Hence inferiority does not always result from your actions but from the viewpoint of others which you let interfere in your own lives.

              History is full of examples which show that a man suffers when he accept the sufferings inflicted upon him. Manusmriti ruled that the Shudras who listened to Vedas should be punished with their ears poured with boiling lead, the Woman who sleeps with men other than her husband should be tortured to death and there were more similar rulings which created a false structure in the society to rule the masses. These type of texts shaped the society in such a way that it was accepted as a divine tradition and the people by heart stuck themselves to these beliefs. It was not until Buddhism and Jaininsm came to revive the thinking in society and provided the path of liberation which was free from social structure and traditions. The Buddhist Sanghas opened its door for all the humans and made them realize that it was not the king but they themselves who were forcing the cruel practices on them.Like the ancient Varna System, later on it was the caste system which made the people belief on the hardships they were in, were due to some misdeeds in their earlier births. The British rule used this caste system to divide the India because they knew India cannot unite until and unless the caste system is done away with.

              It was the British only, who made the Indians feel that they are to be ruled by the white men because they are the torch bearers of modern civilization.Actually not the British but we ourselves consented for the British Raj by feeling inferior to the British. Great thinkers like Jyotiba Phule, Bheem Rao Ambedkar, Ramaswamy Naykar, Justice Ranade and others always fought against the malpractices of Indian culture, they tried to make India free from Mental slavery which was due to their own consent. Phule once said that our slavery is not due to our economic disparity, our bad health, our bad surroundings, our low wages , our dark skin or our uncivilized tongue but due to the mental slavery which we are doing free of cost for the so called high castes.

              Same is the case with female sex in the society, a number of feminists have argued that ‘a sex is born but gender is what society makes’. It is the society which makes a woman feel inferior to his male counterpart by highlighting the natural differences. As per the feminist thinkers like ‘Rosa Luxemberg’ the male – female distinction stands true in the case of a child birth while in all other areas women and men can do the same work, but the society has fooled women to believe that their natural role is of mothers, so they should take the jobs of Nurses and teachers rather than drivers or soldiers. Women’s own consent and acceptance of the patriarchy has resulted in their sidelining. This personal inferiority also reflects in the making of nations so the states become an extension of patriarchy. Truly said ‘personal is political’.

              In case of a nation, which is defined as a group of peoples sharing common beliefs, history, traditions, language, common enemy or geology , we can see the presence of inferiority due to collective consent of the people. ‘Che Guevera’ in his famous speech described that the current world order which is being heavily shaped by the Hegemony of US is not because US is all powerful , but it is due the validity affixed to it by the small states.. He meant that by refusing a hegemony a small state can prove its own existence and work for its own welfare, which we can now see in the form of a small nation Cuba, which progressed despite the encirclement done by US.

              Its not only will which makes someone oppose the forceful notion or follow its own path but it also requires preparation and courage to move in a new direction. It was not until we prepared ourselves to follow the principle of non alignment completely, by ensuring self dependence in the field of agriculture and army. The famous of quote of late president Lal Bahadur Shastri “Jai Jawan Jai Kishan” was envisioned to prepare ourselves for making our presence feel in the world arena. It was only due to our preparation that we developed our consent to refuse America’s poor quality wheat grains ‘PL48′ and shake hands with USSR to make a path for our future dreams. In case of our neighbor China also, it is we who have not given it any room for arm twisting, our opposition to its stapled Visas are evidences that we not going to accept any humiliation in any case.

              Based on the discussion above, we can say Inferiority is based on our consent, its not something which is real but it is something which comes out of relativity. It is only due to comparisons that we do in order to judge our position and status with respect to others . The rampant corruption in our country is the best example to describe the effects of inferiority. We give our own consent to be compared with others, we strive hard to deposit more bank balance, a big house, and all the luxuries just to get a good parity with others. We do not realize and introspect that the thing for which we are making unethical decisions are not real but just a part of comparison. Inferiority increases as we increase the comparisons and so increases the imbalances in our mind to achieve more. Great thinkers have always said that “we should strive not to defeat others but win over ourselves”.

              In some cases we already know that what we are doing is against our own principles but still we accept to achieve more in comparison. For example we know that global warming has affected the earth in a numerous ways, the bleaching of coral reefs, increase in the frequency of floods, droughts, epidemics, increasing temperatures etc are evidences that our environment is degrading continuously. In the RIO summit 1992 we developed some rules to protect our environment and in 1997 we accepted the Kyoto Protocol to reduce our carbon emissions , but are we seriously following them. The answer is negative because to achieve more comfort and luxuries we are increasing our carbon foot prints even after knowing that we have to pay for this in the long term. We are giving consent to our present to ruin our future because we do not want to be called undeveloped. The irony here is that we are following the ideas of development which were propagated by the west, they defined development as increased per capita energy usage and we accepted that. They made us believe that we are poor because we are not industrialized. With our own consent they took away from us the Gandhian ideology of saving ,caring and nurturing and made us also the exploiters of nation . This is not to oppose the development, development is quite necessary but the ways to achieve it should not be exploiting and overusing.

              People may also argue that inferiority complex leads people to achieve something but in that case we should understand the difference between healthy competition and inferiority. One who is submerged in inferiority feelings can not compete in a healthy manner which will eventually lead to corruptness of mind. Inferiority as said is a relative outside pressure while a healthy competition evokes progress from inside. When a child is taught and compared to his fellow students then it is meant to develop his capability to live in this world.

              In the end we can summarize that it is all in our own hands to shape our lives, no body can dictate an individual or a nation to follow a line if it does not agree. Inferiority is something that comes from outside when we compare ourselves to others. A number of Indian Paralympic champions have proved that in spite of their disabilities and the inferiority put on them by society , they came forward and achieved for themselves and the country. A healthy society needs creative thinking and innovation which according to Dr. Abdul Kalaam comes when we think out of the box and refuse to accept with respect what others dictate is good for us.

              ________________________________________________________________
              References:

              1) Ram Chandra Guha, India After Gandhi & India after Nehru
              2) Amartya Sen, Violence and Identity crisis
              3) Abdul Kalaam, Forge your future
              4) Sachindranath Sanyal, Bandi Jeevan
              5) Jyoti Ba Phule, Gulaam Giri
              6) Man’ s search for meaning, Victor Frankl

      • Sudanita Sanchez

        Use of a quote in the starting would have made it excellent
        Moreover a bit smaller essays would make it more legible ….
        Flow is good …. But a but tiresome to read
        Overall good effort

        Please review mine as well

      • Sumit

        Everything was good but I think topic and writeup is not matching. When the inferiority is external, than where is my consent. Topic says no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Consent part is totally missing.

      • vineet arora

        could use gandhis definition of untouchability and how he describes no work to be inferior, and every strata in society has its own worth and place to maintain equilibrium.

    • aspirant

      Hey Minaxi kindly review mine

    • Ashutosh

      hello Minaxi..can you review my essay please

      • Rachna Sinha

        plz review my essay

        “NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT”

        “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up”, these beautiful words by Richelle E. Goodrich full of motivation can just boost anyone’s confidence in this chaotic world, always in a race towards putting others down and calling themselves self proclaimed winners. So “who are these winners?”” are there some parameters to judge if the person has achieved the last stage?” Or the worst “is there a methodology to become a winner?”And many such questions exist unanswered. No one can answer these questions because the perception of the world is different to every individual, what matters most is that one just believes in oneself and keep working towards achieving their goal. Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.
        The constitution of every democratic country confers its citizens with the right to equality then who are we to decide that who is better and should have higher status in society than others. Once we put our weapons down we can’t blame others for the lost battle which we didn’t even fought to the fullest, do not depend on good motivators, find your words of self-motivation and win the battles for one self because no one would come to our rescue when we already consider ourselves to be on the losing side. Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you, Access your powers, choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. It is not enough if you just live life as it comes to you like a floating leaf in a pond, make use of the powers bestowed in you and shine like the sun. The world in which we live poses more challenges than ever, has more negativity than ever but the warrior never complains and keeps on fighting the evil till achieving success or be it the death bed itself.
        You don’t have to be good at something to be liked, you just need to be confident that whatever you do will be liked and you will end up doing it like a pro. we often cry about the missed opportunities or that someone else has the talent by birth and we don’t and with such thoughts we end up demeaning ourselves and ultimately leaving out other opportunities in the wake of complaining and gain end up blaming god, the system, corruption and what not. Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about and thus we let others make us feel inferior to them when we ourselves are not confident about ourselves. God created everyone equal we humans who have created the caste systems and the parameters of beauty and IQ tests and what not to make different sections of society. Quoting from Bhagwad gita “I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear.” Then who are we humans to decide who has the right to enter temple and who doesn’t, had the people who for the first time had faced this kind of discrimination revolted against the thought and had self confidence they wouldn’t have let the aggressors rule them and their coming generations for centuries.
        Talking about self confidence one just cannot miss the fact about how the British Empire conquered one-third of the globe with their self determination. A small nation in the Europe, with equally small population, Britishers were a minority throughout their rule in terms of numbers and yet they ruled the vast Indian subcontinent for more than 200 years and using physical repression to the least rather devising policies for the state. A well planned establishment which could be said was a symbiotic relation as both the sides benefitted, had the Britishers not come India would not have been the same as today under the incompetent rule of late Mughal rulers. The British established the great Indian railways, telegraph and various industries which undoubtedly helped India a lot post independence. Had the British not being confident India would have not been a complete nation as we see today rather it could have been in pieces each under different kingdom. Post independence our leaders have always self motivated steps such as the non alignment movement and the non-signing of the nuclear proliferation treaty establishing that India has its own criteria’s on which the treaties and pacts should be tailor made.
        Not very back in time, Indians had to face various derogatory comments and frequent physical violence in other countries, yet the Indians never lose their self confidence and kept on working towards their aim and with the same confidence prime minister Narendra Modi is creating the new face of India, which is at par with other nations and has the capability to become the new “engine” for development and why not the next global leader. Had our very positive PM also been low on confidence, we wouldn’t have thought of becoming the next world leader.
        For us to regard others as worthy, we have to begin by regarding ourselves as worthy and this positive thinking will send good vibes about us to others, preventing them from attacking us and we need to be strong enough to bear the harsh realities and overcome those and learn from them and keep working hard to achieve the goals because The barrier between being mediocre and achieving excellence is we ourselves. In short if you think you can then you can.

    • Ck

      hey i am new on insight……
      can u review my ans plz ?

    • Sudanita Sanchez

      No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

      What doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger!

      Attitude is an individual trait and can be cultivated through conscious efforts. It plays a big role in a persons performance and overall vision of life. Self confidence is also one of the component that emanates from the general attitude toward things, events and the people around. Most aspects of life are subjective and difficult to define from a single perspective. Thus, there is enormous variability from individual to individual and objectivity is difficult to ascertain. So as long as a person believes in ones own capabilities, no other entity can make him or her feel inferior.

      One example from daily lives in our society is that there were three friends in a class, each was from a different religious background. The classmate who was from the majority often used to taunt the two others about their minority status and the problems associated with it. The other two were no less friendly to him than to each other. However, they used to ignore his comments and never let affect their friendship . Both of them were proud of their identity and had no doubts about it whatsoever. They considered themselves as good a citizen as members of their own community. This positive attitude in them not only boosted their confidence in what they were but also strengthened the bond of friendship. Indeed
      No one can make one feel inferior without ones’s consent”

      The great historical narrative to substantiate the above point comes from the example of British raj in the subcontinent. Britishers were a minority throughout their rule in terms of numbers. But the most astonishing fact about their stay here was that physical repression was used to the least to continue the empire. Rather a different policy aimed at psychological and mental inferiority was promoted. Britishers made it sure that through various means, they made Indian feel lowly about their identity, capabilities and potential. The idea of British benevolence and invincibility was forwarded. The tragedy of the times was that although this was not true in substance, it was shrewdly made to appear true and real. Thus, British avoided much fierce resistance by manipulating the minds of the subjects.
      British benevolence was shown through technological advances of the day like the improvement in the means of communication and transportation in the form of telegraph and railways respectively. It was made to appear that everything the British were doing was for the benefit of the native people only, as if they were just performing a sacred duty. Implicit in this was the fact that the natives themselves did not have the ability to do the same for themselves. Moreover, the notion of British invincibility was inculcated meticulously in the Indian minds, so that any idea of resistance could be crushed in its bud. As a result Indians became submissive over a period of time especially after the first revolt of independence, albeit half hearted and misplaced attempts. Thus, the British Perry proven successful in their well crafted plan to make Indians feel inferior.

      At the time India became independent, it was caught In the middle of a fierce battle
      for supremacy between the first and the second world. Thus, India along with many other newly independent developing countries were characterised as the third world. However notwithstanding the inferior status accorded to it to start-with, india has made rapid strides in development indicators and grown huge as an economy. This was solely based on confidence in own abilities despite obvious constraints that pushed it towards such a course.

      Even after independence, the enormous diversity of India has not been easy to deal with, ethnic conflicts and religious disharmony has been a constant affair. However, the constitution also assures an individual dignity, freedom and over and above that a feeling of brotherhood and fraternity to counter the negative trends. All the minorities have been accorded certain rights that are further safeguarded by the courts. However, despite these assurances the minorities themselves have to feel confident about their status in the democracy they all wished for and take initiatives.
      They should not let their development be sabotaged by vested interests in their own community or the others trying to subvert it. Till a minority is aware about their rights and scope for development, nobody else can stop them from charting the course of development in a democracy.

      Further, as far as individuals are concerned in today’s globalised world, there is ample of opportunity available to achieve whatever one wants to. The only thing that may hold someone back is ones own self. If one keeps faith in ones abilities and does hard work, no amount of obstacles can really deter him for reaching the destination. However, allowing oneself to be distracted by others would amount to giving active consent to the other to do so. In that case the fault will lie on person himself or herself and not on the other trying to do so. This is like the mantra of life and it helps one keep going on further in life with passion and confidence.

    • Ashutosh

      Hi Minaxi , can you please review my essay, i was searching yours but couldnt find it, please paste it here for review.

      ___________________________________________________________________________
      No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

      The ship was sailing towards the main land of India, leaving the torturous Cellular Jail behind , a rising sun welcomed me back towards life as it moved closer to the shore, I survived in between the people who lost their minds by the pains inflicted on all of us, survived because i never ceased to believe that i will go back to Bengal again. I never believed when other’s said that we had to die there in the closed cells of Andaman, I kept my trust alive and finally sailed back to the life from a gruesome prison.
      – Sachindra Nath Sanyal in’ Bandi Jeevan’

      The words above from one of the greatest freedom fighter of India signifies the importance of trust and believe in ourselves. If we are prepared from inside to take the challenges which life puts in our ways and if we are not bogged down by what others say then surely we are able to cross all hurdles coming in our way. The fundamental thing which is required to build one’s life is a courage to move forward. Those who achieve extra ordinary things in life are the ones who do ‘extra’ beyond the ‘ordinary’, they search for a meaning in the life while others pass their lives in search of a living. They listen to others , think on the advice of others and then do what they decide is best for them while there are others who take directions from others as ‘Biblic quotes’ and lead their lives based on what ‘others’ feel is good for them, their happiness , their sorrow is based on how others see them.The ordinary ones do not introspect and develop their own perspective but they compete endlessly to feel their worth in other’s eyes and if they do not, they fell into the trap of inferiority. Hence inferiority does not always result from your actions but from the viewpoint of others which you let interfere in your own lives.

      History is full of examples which show that a man suffers when he accept the sufferings inflicted upon him. Manusmriti ruled that the Shudras who listened to Vedas should be punished with their ears poured with boiling lead, the Woman who sleeps with men other than her husband should be tortured to death and there were more similar rulings which created a false structure in the society to rule the masses. These type of texts shaped the society in such a way that it was accepted as a divine tradition and the people by heart stuck themselves to these beliefs. It was not until Buddhism and Jaininsm came to revive the thinking in society and provided the path of liberation which was free from social structure and traditions. The Buddhist Sanghas opened its door for all the humans and made them realize that it was not the king but they themselves who were forcing the cruel practices on them.Like the ancient Varna System, later on it was the caste system which made the people belief on the hardships they were in, were due to some misdeeds in their earlier births. The British rule used this caste system to divide the India because they knew India cannot unite until and unless the caste system is done away with.

      It was the British only, who made the Indians feel that they are to be ruled by the white men because they are the torch bearers of modern civilization.Actually not the British but we ourselves consented for the British Raj by feeling inferior to the British. Great thinkers like Jyotiba Phule, Bheem Rao Ambedkar, Ramaswamy Naykar, Justice Ranade and others always fought against the malpractices of Indian culture, they tried to make India free from Mental slavery which was due to their own consent. Phule once said that our slavery is not due to our economic disparity, our bad health, our bad surroundings, our low wages , our dark skin or our uncivilized tongue but due to the mental slavery which we are doing free of cost for the so called high castes.

      Same is the case with female sex in the society, a number of feminists have argued that ‘a sex is born but gender is what society makes’. It is the society which makes a woman feel inferior to his male counterpart by highlighting the natural differences. As per the feminist thinkers like ‘Rosa Luxemberg’ the male – female distinction stands true in the case of a child birth while in all other areas women and men can do the same work, but the society has fooled women to believe that their natural role is of mothers, so they should take the jobs of Nurses and teachers rather than drivers or soldiers. Women’s own consent and acceptance of the patriarchy has resulted in their sidelining. This personal inferiority also reflects in the making of nations so the states become an extension of patriarchy. Truly said ‘personal is political’.

      In case of a nation, which is defined as a group of peoples sharing common beliefs, history, traditions, language, common enemy or geology , we can see the presence of inferiority due to collective consent of the people. ‘Che Guevera’ in his famous speech described that the current world order which is being heavily shaped by the Hegemony of US is not because US is all powerful , but it is due the validity affixed to it by the small states.. He meant that by refusing a hegemony a small state can prove its own existence and work for its own welfare, which we can now see in the form of a small nation Cuba, which progressed despite the encirclement done by US.

      Its not only will which makes someone oppose the forceful notion or follow its own path but it also requires preparation and courage to move in a new direction. It was not until we prepared ourselves to follow the principle of non alignment completely, by ensuring self dependence in the field of agriculture and army. The famous of quote of late president Lal Bahadur Shastri “Jai Jawan Jai Kishan” was envisioned to prepare ourselves for making our presence feel in the world arena. It was only due to our preparation that we developed our consent to refuse America’s poor quality wheat grains ‘PL48′ and shake hands with USSR to make a path for our future dreams. In case of our neighbor China also, it is we who have not given it any room for arm twisting, our opposition to its stapled Visas are evidences that we not going to accept any humiliation in any case.

      Based on the discussion above, we can say Inferiority is based on our consent, its not something which is real but it is something which comes out of relativity. It is only due to comparisons that we do in order to judge our position and status with respect to others . The rampant corruption in our country is the best example to describe the effects of inferiority. We give our own consent to be compared with others, we strive hard to deposit more bank balance, a big house, and all the luxuries just to get a good parity with others. We do not realize and introspect that the thing for which we are making unethical decisions are not real but just a part of comparison. Inferiority increases as we increase the comparisons and so increases the imbalances in our mind to achieve more. Great thinkers have always said that “we should strive not to defeat others but win over ourselves”.

      In some cases we already know that what we are doing is against our own principles but still we accept to achieve more in comparison. For example we know that global warming has affected the earth in a numerous ways, the bleaching of coral reefs, increase in the frequency of floods, droughts, epidemics, increasing temperatures etc are evidences that our environment is degrading continuously. In the RIO summit 1992 we developed some rules to protect our environment and in 1997 we accepted the Kyoto Protocol to reduce our carbon emissions , but are we seriously following them. The answer is negative because to achieve more comfort and luxuries we are increasing our carbon foot prints even after knowing that we have to pay for this in the long term. We are giving consent to our present to ruin our future because we do not want to be called undeveloped. The irony here is that we are following the ideas of development which were propagated by the west, they defined development as increased per capita energy usage and we accepted that. They made us believe that we are poor because we are not industrialized. With our own consent they took away from us the Gandhian ideology of saving ,caring and nurturing and made us also the exploiters of nation . This is not to oppose the development, development is quite necessary but the ways to achieve it should not be exploiting and overusing.

      People may also argue that inferiority complex leads people to achieve something but in that case we should understand the difference between healthy competition and inferiority. One who is submerged in inferiority feelings can not compete in a healthy manner which will eventually lead to corruptness of mind. Inferiority as said is a relative outside pressure while a healthy competition evokes progress from inside. When a child is taught and compared to his fellow students then it is meant to develop his capability to live in this world.

      In the end we can summarize that it is all in our own hands to shape our lives, no body can dictate an individual or a nation to follow a line if it does not agree. Inferiority is something that comes from outside when we compare ourselves to others. A number of Indian Paralympic champions have proved that in spite of their disabilities and the inferiority put on them by society , they came forward and achieved for themselves and the country. A healthy society needs creative thinking and innovation which according to Dr. Abdul Kalaam comes when we think out of the box and refuse to accept with respect what others dictate is good for us.

      ________________________________________________________________
      References:

      1) Ram Chandra Guha, India After Gandhi & India after Nehru
      2) Amartya Sen, Violence and Identity crisis
      3) Abdul Kalaam, Forge your future
      4) Sachindranath Sanyal, Bandi Jeevan
      5) Jyoti Ba Phule, Gulaam Giri
      6) Man’ s search for meaning, Victor Frankl

      • ESWAR

        Dear, good morning.

        1st Paragraph

        Please write introduction. It will exhibit your thought process and appeals to examiner to evaluate. Don’t write egs directly.

        Select simple egs, which other’s are familiar too.

        2nd paragraph

        Courage takes away one to highest points if he is lucky enough, it is not true every time eg Abhimanyu.

        Actions determine one as inferior or something else. His /her actions play a greater role. How other’s view is partly responsible, sometimes if a guy is gutsy, he doesn’t even bother what other’s view.
        3rd paragraph

        Are we supposed to criticise scriptures? Why should we talk? Are we knowledgeable enough? Does society accept a man or woman to sleep with opposite sex even today? I think, no, absolutely not any religion.

        Caste, beliefs are just parts which acts upon one to succeed. This, you are supposed to analyse but absolutely not like as you did.

        4th paragraph
        Ok

        5th paragraph

        Be specific, how woman or man is treated? In developing countries, it is different .

        6th paragraph

        Cuba has not well progressed. If it had progressed well enough it could be a developed country.

        7th paragraph

        Ok

        Further paragraphs are devoted to analysis

        Ignoring climate is human being’s not inferiority, it is their lack of appraisal. Hope you understood.

        I would conclude after through reading that you have enormous knowledge. You want to study hard. The only thing, I suggest, be simple, connect everything to a normal life. No need to write everything what others told. You could have observed in my essay.

        Believe me essay writing is very simple.

        All the best my dear brother.

        • Ashutosh

          Thanks Eswar,
          I am noting your points. Simplicity is a virtue and i should try to develop it but in some cases you have to analyze the things deeply, establish some correlations hence some complexity comes.
          This time i used an example to start with but thats only a starting statement ..the thesis statement is the first one without quotes. I dont know what UPSC loves or wants I am just trying to practice all the forms of essay writing so that am never short of ideas.

          Well i thankyou much and much for your detailed review, next time you will see that i have incorporated your views in my essay.

      • durgesh patel

        Hello Ashutosh Sir,

        Your language is very clear. You have given many examples with information, the flow of essay is also fine.
        But in view of adding more and more examples, you have added some points like climate change issue, which donot seem fit. This topic could have been ignored under this essay.

        keep writing and reviewing.

    • Rachna Sinha

      Kindly review my essay

      “NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT”

      “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up”, these beautiful words by Richelle E. Goodrich full of motivation can just boost anyone’s confidence in this chaotic world, always in a race towards putting others down and calling themselves self proclaimed winners. So “who are these winners?”” are there some parameters to judge if the person has achieved the last stage?” Or the worst “is there a methodology to become a winner?”And many such questions exist unanswered. No one can answer these questions because the perception of the world is different to every individual, what matters most is that one just believes in oneself and keep working towards achieving their goal. Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.
      The constitution of every democratic country confers its citizens with the right to equality then who are we to decide that who is better and should have higher status in society than others. Once we put our weapons down we can’t blame others for the lost battle which we didn’t even fought to the fullest, do not depend on good motivators, find your words of self-motivation and win the battles for one self because no one would come to our rescue when we already consider ourselves to be on the losing side. Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you, Access your powers, choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. It is not enough if you just live life as it comes to you like a floating leaf in a pond, make use of the powers bestowed in you and shine like the sun. The world in which we live poses more challenges than ever, has more negativity than ever but the warrior never complains and keeps on fighting the evil till achieving success or be it the death bed itself.
      You don’t have to be good at something to be liked, you just need to be confident that whatever you do will be liked and you will end up doing it like a pro. we often cry about the missed opportunities or that someone else has the talent by birth and we don’t and with such thoughts we end up demeaning ourselves and ultimately leaving out other opportunities in the wake of complaining and gain end up blaming god, the system, corruption and what not. Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about and thus we let others make us feel inferior to them when we ourselves are not confident about ourselves. God created everyone equal we humans who have created the caste systems and the parameters of beauty and IQ tests and what not to make different sections of society. Quoting from Bhagwad gita “I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear.” Then who are we humans to decide who has the right to enter temple and who doesn’t, had the people who for the first time had faced this kind of discrimination revolted against the thought and had self confidence they wouldn’t have let the aggressors rule them and their coming generations for centuries.
      Talking about self confidence one just cannot miss the fact about how the British Empire conquered one-third of the globe with their self determination. A small nation in the Europe, with equally small population, Britishers were a minority throughout their rule in terms of numbers and yet they ruled the vast Indian subcontinent for more than 200 years and using physical repression to the least rather devising policies for the state. A well planned establishment which could be said was a symbiotic relation as both the sides benefitted, had the Britishers not come India would not have been the same as today under the incompetent rule of late Mughal rulers. The British established the great Indian railways, telegraph and various industries which undoubtedly helped India a lot post independence. Had the British not being confident India would have not been a complete nation as we see today rather it could have been in pieces each under different kingdom. Post independence our leaders have always self motivated steps such as the non alignment movement and the non-signing of the nuclear proliferation treaty establishing that India has its own criteria’s on which the treaties and pacts should be tailor made.
      Not very back in time, Indians had to face various derogatory comments and frequent physical violence in other countries, yet the Indians never lose their self confidence and kept on working towards their aim and with the same confidence prime minister Narendra Modi is creating the new face of India, which is at par with other nations and has the capability to become the new “engine” for development and why not the next global leader. Had our very positive PM also been low on confidence, we wouldn’t have thought of becoming the next world leader.
      For us to regard others as worthy, we have to begin by regarding ourselves as worthy and this positive thinking will send good vibes about us to others, preventing them from attacking us and we need to be strong enough to bear the harsh realities and overcome those and learn from them and keep working hard to achieve the goals because The barrier between being mediocre and achieving excellence is we ourselves. In short if you think you can then you can.

  • naren

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

    It is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt , a person allows himself to concur other over him, then people encroach over his feelings, deeds, and whatever he does. This makes person coward, creating self disrespect, feel inferior, and he himself start criticise his own actions. The big reason why people do not succeed in their accomplishment is their fear, afraid of ability, strength, potential and so on. What is the reason behind a person who get all respect in society, a community, a platform like NAM, a nation is that they do not allow others to make them feel inferior, and their actions also shield them from any critics.

    A person Mohan das Karam Chand Gandhi Ji , thrown out the train compartment from being inferior than white , who only had rights to sit in place of whites and nobody else can travel in their compartment. The Gandhi JI know his values, then decided to make whites feel inferior for their deeds, and teach them a lesson for considering him of a low values. He started to live in Africa, organise people to curb whites practise of apartheid policy against blacks. People were influenced by the Gandhi Ji words, by profession he was a barrister, if he feels inferior then every case in court would be won opponent lawyers. So he made people to realise their values, told them you have potential that no body can u feel inferior , people started demanding freedom from whites and after many years a person Nelson Mandela led the freedom and become the first black African president in 1994.

    A cooperative body formed in 1946, who helped in spurred of the white revolution, which today made the country largest producer of milk in the world, based on Anand, Gujarat. I am talking about Amul diary now it is number one best brand in milk products in India. The time it was formed nobody ever believed that it became best brand in India. All this happened because they maintain the legacy of their products since beginning. Now many communities doing well in the businesses, social works, welfare of the state, and so like gulabi gang, narayani seva, bachpan, etc. All this happened to they realise their values, importance and potential.

    A group formed in 1868 by Jamsed Ji Tata, now it gained international recognition after purchasing several foreign companies like Corus, Jaguar, starbuck, etc. The company was formed during British ruled, we know much about British ruled that they followed policy of harassing peasants to merchants for their own shakes of interests. But Jamsed Ji tata was firmed in his decision to making iron steel company, so he search many places to get good raw material resources which is near to river and sea port. Finally he got his destiny in Jharkhand.

    A nation called India who under the British ruled, decided to get freedom from harsh cruelties. Indians had no arms that they could fight with British, So they decided to use policy of non violence to thrown them out of the India. British paralysed in front of Indians and finally left India. Then many follow India’s policies to get freedom like Arica, Indonesia, and so on. Now this is best of policy in democracy where a government has to listen their people demands.

    In 1838, the American clergyman William Ellery Channing said the following: “No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

    -598 words

    • ESWAR

      Examples are perfect. Work on grammar. A bit more analysis say philosophy is to be considered. Awesome, great effort. Thank you , I enjoyed ur essay while reading.please review mine if time permits.

      • naren

        thank u buddy ,

      • sankar

        eswar my rvw mine as well ……thanks

    • Anoop Krishnan

      good effort move ahead …..

      • sankar

        plz rvw my essay as well.thanks

      • naren

        thank you

    • G.

      good job.

      a bit short essay though. good examples.
      last quote is beautiful.

      please review my essay too bro

      • naren

        thank u , sure

      • Ashutosh

        please review mine brother

    • minaxi

      Hello Naren…

      Well, It is quite short in words, so it is little difficult from the perspective of essay, what the UPSC demand,
      But,, It is my views-

      Introduction- It is quite good, I think, You could have brought the essence of quote, if sentences were more simple and refined. Now, there is lack of flow between sentences.

      Examples- Are apt and thoughtful. But analysis and argument to support your examples can be elaborated little more.
      Last para is beautiful but t is not working as conclusion.

      Suggestions-

      1- Use simple language and try to analyse the examples little more. However, your examples are very good, and one could write a brilliant essay by using same content. But these are your content, and you are best person to use them in better way. 🙂
      Plz put a Conclusion too. 🙂

      Thanks…

      • naren

        thank u , keep motivating us

      • G.

        hey minaxi
        please help me with my essay. just give it a look. it will be great if regular writers like you could help me

    • Ashutosh

      Very nice peace of short passage writing. I know we have paucity of time so its ok, your examples are nice but not varied.

      I think more insights into the subject should be thrown , your examples were nice but you should have put more details into that.

      please review mine

      • naren

        thank you , sure

      • ESWAR

        Please Focus on prelims, I will review urs tomorrow.

    • sankar

      very good piece….one apartheid example is best among alll

  • Anoop Krishnan

    Live the life
    Our life completely is under our control no matter what others think of us.We are the master and creator of our life.Once Mahatma Gandhi said that he will not allow any dirt to enter his heart .This quality of self control made him the Mahatma.In theory we all think it is possible to remain stable even after people pour their sharp critical opinion on our life.Normally we tend to follow them but it is really possible to take control over our life.Our life is a gift ,it is given to us by the supreme soul to raise above limitations and achieve what we aspired and dreamed of.Whenever legends are born they show a special characteristic feature of believing there heart.Critics will be there with both good and bad intentions .It is up to us to select the best one .A child named Alphonse was restrained from writing the 10th grade examination .The reason the Principal told was really hurt him.He was told that he would defame the school by becoming the only student to fail in the tenth class examination.Alphonse decided to fight back . After the results came he was in cloud nine.He passed the exam with 42% marks.There was happiness and celebration ,young Alphonse wondered that he could at least manage to pass the exam.He then thought of his life’s mission.He asked god about what he can do with his life,what change he can create?The answer was the three letter word IAS. Alphonse Kannanthanam the Demolition man of India is an inspiration for all dreamers who want to think independently and manifest ones dreams into reality.
    Swamy Vivekananda believed that a person who believe in himself is the real victor.In our long journey dogs may bark but being a lion we should not hear them and always try tot hear the deeper intuition inside each one of us.Listening to our intuition rekindle our true hidden potentials .It is easy to complain and give up in life and its tough to fight back.But the final laugh belong to that person who saw the seeds of greatness in the most toughest times and he will reap the sweetness of success.

    • naren

      keep writing buddy

      • Anoop Krishnan

        thanks buddy

    • G.

      great anoop.

      good write up i think this was not meant for writing essay here.

      but anyways keep writing and please help me by reviewing essay.
      thanks

      • Anoop Krishnan

        sorry bro for late reply
        i am just an aspirant
        not an expert.STILL I WILL HELP YOU

  • Arun

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

    The individuals confidence is the key to prosperity in life and it will not be impacted by extraneous sources which are emanating from the other sources.This is true in context of an person,a community,organisation or at national level. This is inherently based on individual’s ability and vision to look forward and work towards the achievement of the goal.This brings in the concept of being strong and belief in oneself which comes from one’s integrity and conviction in the mind leading to manifestation in the form of self confidence and emotionally strong.It is in this context that the others do have the potential to influence since you are strong enough and thus no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    This is excellently manifested in the course of India’s freedom struggle right from British colonialism till the independence.The mixed bag of examples dealing with lack of confidence to extreme confident nationalist can be seen in this context.The onset of British colonialism saw the inferiority complex among the Indian citizens leading to economic and political subjugation of India which resulted in the extreme poverty,unemployment,de-industrialization and destruction of socio-economic structure.It is in this context,the confident and strong reform leaders emerged in mid 19th century in the form of Vivekananda,Ram Mohan Roy,Swami Dayanand etc who gave the sense of confidence and pride in India’s strong civilization value which laid the foundation for future struggle.

    It is in this context,Indian National Movement emerged with strong confidence and visionary outlook who not just led from the front but also imparted the value of being self confident and strong outlook.Thus the emergence of Gandhi,Nehru,Tilak and Bose gave the sense of pride which lead to dispelling the notion of Indian inferiority leading to independence.This perfectly manifest the strong sense of conviction,confidence,integrity and self respect would not just dispel the concept of inferiority but also being in the sense of equality and vision to lead the confident life.As a result people around would respect and treat you with sense of respect,dignity and utmost care.This explains that no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    It is in this context,the individual has all the potential which needs to be explored and sense of confidence along with strong emotional and psychological strength would go long way in developing strong will power.This in turn forms the strong foundation for
    future development with strong sense of conviction to work harder and perceptional attitude of others towards an individual leading to respect,dignity and sense of pride.

    This is true in context of individual will power and sense of confidence in oneself.The example of Malala Yousufzai manifest the strong conviction leading to visionary outlook and hence the hard work which leads to success.The strong and patriarchal mindset prevailing in the society would not allow any normal girl to venture such a risky and strong step where women are always considered inferior.However,she defied all those notion and showed the world that the girl in region do have confidence,conviction and sense of equality with rest of the society.This conviction led her to gain respect and dignity not just in the region but also across the world and hence bestowed with Nobel Peace Prize.Therefore it is immensely important to have self confidence and sense of conviction which would stand as a foundation for the change in the mindset and clearly manifesting that one one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    This connotation is extremely applicable at the societal level where Indian society is going through numerous contradiction and malaise.This can be seen in the context of gender discrimination,caste conflict and issues of transgender,child labour among the other.

    It is in this context,the issue of gender can be brought to light in which has been inherently present in the Indian society.This can be seen as the social and cultural norms which mandate women to be dependent and confined inside the house under the control of husband leading to restricted independence and complete withdrawal from economic and social life.This is accepted by most of the women who believed it as a part of their life which manifest the lack of confidence and strong vision.However,this sense of dependence have been unravelled by many confident and strong women who led from the front and showed the way of life women should have.In this context,their conviction and confidence could not be stopped by any forces.This is manifested excellently in the life of Mary Kom and Kiran Bedi who busted the myth of women inferiority.This clearly manifest the strong and confident women could not be made to feel inferior howsoever strong social ad cultural norms may be.

    Further the issue of caste discrimination forms the crucial segment of Indian society which is also based on sense of inferiority of dalits and schedule castes people.This leds to series of exploitation in the form of social and cultural sanction manifested in economic and political structure.However,this has been dispelled by great leaders like Ambedkar,Phule and Gandhi which had huge impact on people in past and continue to impact in present and future.This is seen in the context of emergence of Dalit movement and awareness in present context leading to several laws and regulations to protect them.

    The social issues has inherent connection and manifestation in the form of political institution and structure.The issues of society are often reflected in the political mobilization.It is in this context,at the time of independence many western nations were skeptical about the Indian democracy and its existence given the numerous faults and division in the society.However,great leaders of nation had strong faith in the democracy and adopted Universal Adult Franchise giving right to every Indian citizens-male or female,literate or illiterates,caste and religious group.However,the strong and visionary Indian citizens proved all those skepticism wrong and showed the Indian in democracy leading to most vibrant and largest democracy of the World.This again manifest the notion that no one can make you feel inferior without your permission

    Thus societal and political development is inherently linked with economic development and empowerment.It is in this context,India’s division and faults along the caste,gender,religion among others would lead to economic disparity in the country.This has the potential to destabilize the nation and shake its foundation.Thus there was numerous challenges in front of infant India with limited resources and whole world was skeptical about existence of Indian democracy.However,great leaders and reformer adopted careful planning and development of country which slowly and gradually penetrated into the deepest society.This can be seen in the context of increase in literacy,decrease in poverty level,increase in GDP value over the past several decades.And today India stands at the top of GDP growth rate and whole is looking at India with sense of hope and confidence.This is how the individual nation has potential with strong sense of conviction and trust with dispels the sense of inferiority.

    This notion can also be seen in the context of development of nation state and colonization.This is perfectly manifested in the rise of Japan and its economic super power in Asia when rest of the nations were struggling with colonial powers.This shows the strength of Japanese society who had strong sense of conviction and leading to hard work and dedication which resulted into national salvation.

    Thus it is ample clear that the inferiority complex of an individual seen in the context of society,community,nation or for that matter organisation leads to degradation and exploitation.This has inherent limitation with lack of confidence and negligible sense of empowerment which further limits the success in life.This can be seen in the context of lack of education,employment,empowerment and adequate environment to prosper due to various social and cultural norms.

    However,imparting awareness and giving constitutional and human right to every individuals would go long way in developing self confidence and feeling of equality.Thus development of individual sense of empowerment leading to strong will power which becomes foundation for future development where individual is not impacted by outside force but inherent desire.

  • dileep

    Good morning buddies

  • ESWAR

    Please review

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

    A few human beings have become great, immortal because they understood well about themselves and society eg Mahtma Gandhi, Mother Teresa. There shall be none in the India and world who do not revere these great personalities’ selfless deeds.

    Gandhiji had studied well about law and destined to address the problems of people with professionalism in South Africa, though initially dealt on his associate legal disputes. He later extended his interest to the cause of oppressed, slaves who were in acute need of help, even their civil liberties were almost suppressed. He understood, studied well all these and petitioned to authorities, sometimes disagreed too. After solving problems more or less in alien country, he determined to free his country from colonial rule where he initially wandered like a monk to have a better understanding about countrymen, conditions etc.

    What we can infer from our father of our nation is that he understood well about him, stratetegised in multiple ways to the betterment of his country. He was though weak, inferior physical conditions, his ideology was no lesser than a great leader.

    Relations, resources, society play a role in making one as superior or inferior. If a person relation is with rogues, terrors his course of action could be condemned, criticised even punished so he was regarded as inferior when treating others. Resources like money, property facilitate one to reach greater heights by acquiring skills, education etc on the other hand who does not have all such fortunes, of his age, restricted to manual jobs, hard labour if they are not supported. Society sometimes do not recognise a person’s efforts though genuine discourages. Those who have high morales, determination, perseverance face discouragement whereas others drop from their efforts.

    Apprisal of the time, geography, politics, economy, culture, technology is as important as a true friend in becoming a superior or inferior. Everything is rests on political leadership, diplomats, business tycoons, media, even citizens in labelling a country as competitive, racist, friendly, upholder of human rights etc. To better understand this -one – attacks on Africans in recent past. Socond, aid to Nepal in recent earthquake crisis. Third- how USA and India strengthened relations. Arleast to India’s enemy countries, the relation with USA what India has been progressed will force them to restrain from carrying out infamous actions because a superior nation in terms of technology, money is backing.

    On the other hand some countries which do not understand about regional stability, prosperity due to their Ill fated political leadership and Army like Pakistan, Syria, North Korea. When these countries citizens are migrated to different parts of the world are forced to undergo multiple checks and even treated as inferior. Countries like Venezuela, Brazil though in possession of greater resources are failed to become influential nations.

    Though India has not been helping much to neighboring countries economically due to it’s own compulsions – Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka etc are maintaining relations with India as a big brother and superior nation for same culture, people to people relations. Surprisingly Often these countries lured by China activism.

    Human as a resource has greater responsibility to make a nation as a superior. A country being a mere political and geographical unit can’t do anything without active participation of their citizens. If citizens of the country do not apprise ideals, healthy practices, strive for fraternity, cordial relations, conserve nature that country will not gain importance at multilateral forum, though cause is genuine. So, there should be zero tolerance on removal of Ill practices.

    A Human wherever is present must introspect to lead, rather criticising the situation because creator created him equally with others. He is responsible to transform his life- others only facilitate. His course of action determine him to be superior or inferior. To be one of these, efforts more or less will be same. The same rule applies to a country also as each nation has it’s own dynamism – lacking is poor appraisal which has to be focussed.

    • warrior_pandit

      Nice attempt! You should have also added the sense of inferiority in civil services vis a vis IAS, or the social inferiority inflicted on those performing menial jobs. Kindly review mine!! 🙂

    • G.

      hello eswar,

      i think there is a bit disagreeement on my side about the examples used and the context of the essay. while the example of gandhiji is great, but could be used in th econtext of the topic, which it is currently not in my point of view.

      its difficult to term the same think about the nations. however there are exxceptions like japan and germany that have build therir nation out of nothing. somewhat that feeling of work is present in china as well.

      you could twist your examples there.

      i personally like the starting. it was great. some errors in the grammar part that can be ignored considering the fast tyoing speed.

      but it was a giid essay my friend.

      please help me with the essay as well. your review will count a lot

    • naren

      you always written good essay , good thing about your essay you move on map , try to include world context views, personality. keep writing Sir.

    • Ashutosh

      Hi Eswar,
      This time i think that you were in a hurry to write the essay, you have given good examples, clarified them well and joined them well but in between somethings were not properly connected and looked that they were just placed.
      like this one
      Apprisal of the time, geography, politics, economy, culture, technology is as important as a true friend in becoming a superior or inferior. Everything is rests on political ………….restrain from carrying out infamous actions because a superior nation in terms of technology, money is backing.

      The rest i would say you are a great writer and present your thoughts beautifully. This essay missed the touch that you always give but as i said you a re a brilliant writer hence this piece is also marvelous in its own sense. Suggestions for you:
      1) Put more analysis
      2) Examples are good but connect them well
      3) End with your own emphasis on a solution or disagreement.

      Please review mine…this time i have written in English.

      • ESWAR

        Brother,

        I would review ur essay tomorrow. Believe me. I would like to give critical analysis.

        I studied in Telugu medium entire my education, even now facing extreme conditions. I do not know I become IAS or not. If I become I die for public. I love serving to the people.

        Yes, I had a function at 1030hrs, u rightly guessed.

        Ur appreciation motives me to write.

        All the best brother.

    • TDP abhimani

      anna…….essay proper ga link cheyaledu anna…..points are good anna……how is ur prelims preparation bro…..?

      • ESWAR

        Thanks brother for reviewing. Sorry, I did not review your essay last week. I am doing well, if not bad, for prelims. All the best

        • TDP abhimani

          bro….sorry I missed ur email id……..please tell ur mail id again for my convenience……

      • ESWAR

        Brother, If u have written please email me I will review tomorrow.

  • Appa

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

    In the round table conference held in London, Winston Churchill, the then England PM mocked Gandhiji by calling him “half-naked faqir”. Any leader could have got infuriated with such caustic remarks. But Gandhiji wouldn’t. Churchill simply didn’t have Gandhiji’s consent to make him feel inferior. On the contrary, Gandhiji jovially remarked that he was naked because of British queen having usurped all the cloth being produced in India. The endeavour of this essay will be to illuminate on how response of the offended pretty much determines the gravity of the offence, the importance of self-worth and lessons from life on the same.

    MEANING OF THE QUOTE

    In dealing with people around us, we often come across some who want to show us down by slanderous remarks – that may or may not have factual basis. Orthodoxy gets offended by habits of the youth, defamatory statements are common in today’s social media-driven world, chauvinism doesn’t let appreciate constructive criticism – in short, there is simply no dearth of offence-takers. But it is not the offender’s intentions, but offended’s attitude that decides what happens of such remarks – whether they are simply swept aside displaying mature behaviour or they spiral into a prolonged controversy that refuses to die down, because the latter’s ego simply won’t concede defeat.

    If the offended is mature enough to pay scant regard to baseless allegations, he simply takes away the opportunity from the one blaming or mocking him.

    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE QUOTE

    At personal level, the quote has many lessons. A person should be wise enough to differentiate between constructive criticism and critique for the sake of critique. The former can help him improve himself, while latter ought to be ignored else useless pondering over what other may not be even serious about, can take away the peace of his mind. Also, as a one who wishes to offer some advice to others, it shouldn’t take form of showing others inferior to oneself.

    The present era of feminism emerged only when some of the women stopped bothering about patriarchal attempts to restrict and denounce their efforts to freedom. Their confidence in themselves, be it Mary Kom, Kalpana Chawla or Irom Sharmila – has led them to have a faith in their worth and in process, shown the way for millions of Indian women.

    Caste system has plagued Indian society for centuries. Dalits and untouchables were treated no different from animals. Apart from brahmanical order that was the reason behind it, it was subservient attitude of Dalits that didn’t help their lot. This would change when leaders like BR Ambedkar emerged on the scene. Utilizing the opportunities he had got by studying abroad, he began to scrutinize the caste as an institution. Important works like Annihilation of Caste and being the brain behind Indian Constitution became possible only when the ancient stigma related to caste couldn’t dent his will power to improve lot of the depressed classes. He never consented to birth-based inferiority complex that caste is, and as a result, dalits are equally enjoying the fruits of development.

    In Indian politics, where mudslinging and defamatory remarks are quite common, it takes an astute leader to ignore all such allegations that attempt to derail his focus on public service. But such leaders are scarcely found. Most of the others believe in ego clashes and verbal counter-attacks, lowering the level of discourse in otherwise mature democracy like India. In the current milieu of intolerance, it is often seen that people find ways to get offended. They jump to conclusion without getting acquainted with the facts. Being overprotective of ‘Gods’ or ‘motherland’ stymies any meaningful attempt to discuss rationality or nationalism – debate being the cornerstone of a democracy.

    The leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Behari Vajpayee should be the guiding lights of politicians, not Yogi Adityanath or Sakshi Maharaj. In past, mature leaders and kings could recognize legitimate criticism and channel it to course corrections. On the contrary, momentary anger and short-sightedness of the leaders has resulted into wars and prolonged human agony. This, because they willingly took offence to legitimate dissent so as to display muscle power at slightest of provocations.

    At international level, India has emerged as a “bright spot” owing to renewed faith of Indians in themselves. An aggressive diplomacy and internal reforms – are aimed at the resurgence of the vision that our founding fathers had once imagined. India of today will not be cowed down by terror-factory Pakistan, aggressive Chinese dragon or sectarian barbarians like ISIS. This self-worth is at work in India regaining respectable position on the global power table.

    INCULCATING SELF-RESPECT

    The concept of self-worth and self-respect emerges from this quote. In order to accomplish great deeds, it requires great deal of self-confidence that is possible only if he has positive worth of one’s existence, efforts and hard work. This trait helps a person withstand adverse circumstances, the times when everyone around him and even himself would have lost faith in his ability to accomplish his goals.

    So it becomes pertinent that this self-respect is inculcated at all stages of one’s education – be it school, college, family or workplace. One should not allow other’s opinions to be a part of one’s own personality. At same time, one should be mature enough to factor in constructive critique about where he may be lacking in. Positive self-worth helps by guiding one what criticism to pay attention to and to ignore others. It is associated with positive attitude that serves as a bedrock of any success in the life.

    It is not that something can offend you, it is you that take offence to something. And the manner in which you do it, reflects the consequences as well. “The lion doesn’t turn around when a small dog barks”, does he?

    • warrior_pandit

      Very well written. I liked your presentation. Kindly review mine. 🙂

    • dj

      nice one….

    • AK-91

      Liked the intro .

      I will suggest that you avoid taking names. You never know the political tilt of examiner.

      Overall very well articulated.

      Review mine.

    • Harsh (Learning Unlimited!!!)

      Well written ….

    • Athena

      Does being offended same as feeling inferior? I don’t think they mean the same.
      After reading your article, I got confused.
      Hope you’ll take it as constructive criticism. I may be wrong in my interpretation though 🙂
      Keep writing

      • Appa

        I have interpreted ‘feeling inferior’ in wider context. I feel that can be done, rather than monotonous literal interpretation that essay is not supposed to be. What say?

        • Raunak Vashisht

          Hi Appa ! excellent write-up.

          can u tell me as to how many dimensions are we supposed to write-upon.

          as in, u have covered history, social, politics and economics well.- what more can we use ?

          one can be psychology- ‘what u think, u become’ – can elaborate upon this may be- what say ?

          why aren’t u writing in the ethics section, ur answers were amazing ?

          Thanks and all the best 🙂

          • Appa

            There’s no limit to dimensions. The more, the better. Only that correlation should be pertinent and not forced upon unnecessarily. Political, social, economic, technological – these are common ones, should be covered. Others include legal, environmental, etc (coming from PESTLE analysis). Besides, one example per dimension is fine, as word limit is a limiting factor.

            Your psychological dimension is good one, can be used from motivation point of view.

            There’s time constraint to writing ‘secure’ answers, I barely go through them these days. Will try to answer once in a while 🙂

          • Ashutosh

            Raunak can you please examine my essay

          • Neelotpal

            Thoda waqt hamare liye bhi nikal lijiye..:). please do not be too indulgent with me (my essay, I mean).
            What happened to your write-up. I could not find it. Do ping me when you write it.

            Thanks in anticipation…

        • Athena

          You may be right.

          I’m no expert in essay either. I don’t know what UPSC wants

      • Ashutosh

        please check mine also

    • Ashutosh

      Appa Bro.. very nice essay…felt very interesting to read it in one go. The one thing which i found negative that you used ‘ negative example of Adityanath’. Avoid that as personally naming a present individual negatively is not good. Rest the flow was good and structure was also nice.
      please review mine

    • ALOK KUMAR

      Very good essay…keep writing.

    • Mustafa Ali Shah

      factual error… winston churchill wasn’t british pm during round table conferences

      • Appa

        Thanks for pointing it out 🙂

    • Neelotpal

      Very bad essay….not for its content, but its intent. very few people will miss the political leaning you bring to this write-up. That’s not only dangerous in a situation where you do not know the predilection of the person who reads the essay, but also it gives the appearance of a resort to lazy thinking where you name two persons, but neither build a case against them, nor suggest an alternative to their stands.

      The ending lines give the appearance that the essay suggests that the mighty should not give a damn to the humble.

      There are many dimensions of an essay, most people including this year’s topper form a structure where they discuss various dimensions like political, moral, sociological, humanistic, etc. But this means political neutrality and empathy. But your otherwise well-written essay gives appearance of a political polemic and insolent attitude to the weak. These are undoings of a well-started essay.

      I suggest that you desist from these things….BoL.

      • Appa

        I’m not sure what political leaning I am bringing to this write-up. I applaud Vajpayee, Nehru and denounce hate speech in same breath, something wrong (although names could have been avoided)?

        About the last line, it must be read in the context of the essay. No doubt, you can make out many meanings from the same quote.

  • Ambitious

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
    It is well known that if a person accept consciously or unconsciously that he is not competent, he can’t do then he already lost half the battle.
    Inferiority is the feeling that we are less than others. This may be in terms of wealth, knowledge, intelligence, social achievement, status and rank. We feel that we can never be able to raise our head. We unconsciously accept that we are destined to remain inferior and doomed to fail in every respect. It is what Oscar Lewis describes about the “The Culture of Poverty” that the poor accept that they are poor indefinitely. They tried not to come out of it even if there are opportunities for improvement.
    Inferiority also comes when we are subjected to discrimination or injustice for over a long period of time. In the beginning we might try to assert ourselves, to prove our worthiness but due to our incapacity we could not. This may be due to our physical, mental or social weakness that chains us. In the course of time we tend to accept it and register permanently the feeling of inferiority. Examples, India had been under the British for almost 200 years that the feeling of subjugation and inferiority is registered permanently. Even now we tend to glorify any thing that is English. We tend to respect those who speak English fluently or those who passed out from foreign university. Even the way we write letter is heavily influenced by the British. Many would tend to start writing to official as ” I have the honor”…
    So whatever is our inferiority is we have accepted it. It takes great courage and commitment to fight to come out of it. Gandhi the father of our nation is one of the finest example of the man who say no to inferiority. He fought the racial discrimination meted to him in Africa and he liberated India from the British. He never accepted that Indians are less able than the British. He analysed the economic and military power of England as the source of their power and domination. They subjugated their colonies and made them feel inferior. Gandhiji rose to the occasion to say that Indians are no less, they can rise, rule and govern themselves.
    In this unjust world where there is disparity between people and between nations there will be someone to try to suppress and subordinate us . They will make us that we are worthless or less capable. We should remember that this a trap to contain us or chain us. We should rise our head and say no ” We can”.
    Let me end by well known verse of Tagore
    ” Where the mind is without fear
    And the head is held high”

    Kindly review

  • Ritesh Kumar

    “You must never be fearful about what
    you are doing if it is right”

    -Rosa
    Parks

    These words of Rosa Parks have influenced many people who have had a struggling tryst against oppression, racial discrimination and inequality even as she refused to vacate her seat for a white passenger way back in 1955 in the USA.
    Her small act of defiance made the fight for civil rights stronger and long lasting. How we perceive about the way we should be treated is how we are treated. No one can make us feel happier or inferior unless we give them the right or the cause to do so. It is we who have the right as well as the duty to defend our honor.

    What causes inferiority among people?

    When we are kids we are taught to respect and obey elders. Seldom are we told about how we should deal when faced
    with discrimination. This in particular is more pronounced in India where divisions on the lines of castes and religion are widespread. People have preconceived misgivings of being superior in caste or race look down on those who are not. And if unopposed, becomes a habit and takes roots in the subconscious minds of those who are told of being inferior. This gives an alibi to those who wish to exploit and in turn promotes inferiority. It takes a lot of effort both on the part of society and ones own self to overcome this barrier. So, the reason that brings inferiority is two fold. Firstly, the society, which discriminates people on different lines of region, religion or ethnicity and the other, the victim themselves as they forget their rights or simply feel weak about themselves.

    Another perspective apart from the above reasons has a lot to do with the way we look. Some of us are fat, dark in complexion or may be short in height. During childhood, it is not uncommon to be bullied at school and being tagged with offensive names like fatty, Lilliput. Children are bullied and offended easily. Many a times, the teachers are also a
    part of this treatment. Our social lives start at school and if children are made to feel inferior at such a tender age, it takes deep roots in their psychological thoughts and they begin to simply accept this mistreatment meted out to them
    for no fault of theirs.

    Inferiority and our society

    India, the land of cultures, religions and languages has a lot of diversity. Our unity in diversity coupled with values of democracy has been a shining example to the entire world. Nevertheless, there are still some issues in our society which need to be mended. An affinity to fair complexion is ingrained in our mindset. Girls who are not born fair are not looked upon fairly as a perspective bride. People from rural areas who are not so fluent in English are also made to feel inferior
    when they migrate to cities in search of jobs or higher education. Inferiority takes different forms when it comes to caste like denial of consent by parents in inter-caste marriages, denial of living spaces or apartments to people of other minority communities. The Constitution provides for Right to Equality viz. articles 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in equality before law; prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth; equality in matters of
    public employment; abolition of untouchability and finally abolition of titles respectively. Despite having a number of laws, we still have a long way to go before we reach the ideals of a fair and just society.

    How not to feel inferior?

    It takes a lot to train an already submissivemind than a younger one. At school, children must be treated equally not just
    by their teachers but also among themselves which again is the duty of the teacher as well as the parents to ensure. Apart from the curriculum which mostly teaches how to treat equally, it is also necessary to check how children actually treat each other among themselves. Cases of bullies must be dealt with promptly to ensure that such inferior thoughts are weeded out both in the minds of victims as well as the bullies. Instances of shootings at schools in the U.S are an example of how an aggrieved and bullied took the laws in his hands and wreak havoc. This could have been avoided by proper counseling.

    As adults, we must be aware of our rights. As said earlier, a lot depends on how we think of ourselves. If we are submissive and do not rebuke the first sign of inferiority, it is going to be a lot more difficult when it takes roots. Harassment of women at workplaces and other public places happen as either they are told to ignore by people including their parents or the law enforcers don’t take it seriously enough. On one hand, law enforcement needs to be made stronger by sensitizing the police regarding the crime and on the other hand women must be encouraged to come out openly against this abuse. It was the great bravery of some women in Rajasthan who didn’t accept any inferior treatment that Vishaka guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court evolved into The sexual harassment of women at workplace act, 2013.

    Conclusion

    It was the denial of all forms of inferiority by our freedom fighters that won us freedom. There is no better lesson than this. If one is treated inferiorly or is discriminated then it has to do a lot because he/she didn’t oppose it. Non-opposition is a form of complacency and finally leads to acceptance, though unwillingly. One has to openly standup against mistreatment and unless we feel inferior about ourselves no one can make us feel it so.

    • warrior_pandit

      Nice beginning! You have covered various dimensions like socially induced inferiority. Good attempt! Kindly review mine! 🙂

    • Kunal Aggarwal

      Nicely written.. I couldn’t really think how to write well.. your essay gives a lot of idea on such an abstract topic..

      Please review mine…

    • G.

      hello ritesh,

      i liked the start here.
      good examples covering various dimensions.
      social inferiority is good.
      smooth read.

      please review mine and help me improve as well.
      thanks

  • warrior_pandit

    NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
    As a sixteen year old kid, Shyam, was beginning to understand and question the nuances of the society. He began to wonder, why his parents forbid him to wash utensils or do household chores or for that matter to dispose of rubbish. He was told that these works are not meant for him and are inferior in nature.
    What does this ‘inferiority’ really means? Is it in the eyes of the experience-r in the form of lack of dignity or in the eyes of experience-e, in the form of lack of self-worth? Why those who fail in their actions are considered inferior to the one who succeed? Why do people feel inferior while doing certain things? Is this a universal phenomenon? The questions to his adolescent mind were many, which required answers.
    Such dilemmas are faced not only by those who are beginning to understand the world around them but also those who can boast of considerable experience; not only by the learned, but those unlearned as well. But, why is this so? The answer to this question is not easy. There are basically two dimensions to it. People may feel inferior when they lack such traits or values like: Money, Power, Recognition, Knowledge, Stature etc., that they hold very highly or when they are made to realise the inferiority of their work by the members of society.
    While the inferiority born out of the first case can be resolved by either acquiring the valued traits or by disregarding them and be contended with the one’s the person may possess. While one requires hard-work and dedication, the other requires the feeling of satisfaction and self-worth. The world is full of examples of both the cases. While on one hand we have a “buffoon” who, after being taunted by his wife, went on to become the greatest poet India has ever produced- Kalidasa. On the other hand, we have the example of Karl Marx who discredited wealth as a form of social recognition and brought about a revolution based on the equal status of the mankind.
    In the second case of those inflicted the inferiority tag by the society are not so fortunate as their battle is not just limited to themselves but extends to the social system around them. The manifestation of the same can be seen from Vedic times when the society was being divided on the basis of one’s occupation, which crystalline itself on the one based on birth. While those who performed so-called ‘menial’ work were accorded lowest strata in the caste hierarchy than those who were perceived to perform ‘superior’ functions. Such individuals even after gaining self recognition are unable to dispose the tag of inferiority from them.
    Every action has a reaction. While, some like Osama bin Laden required a 9/11 attack to respond to the ridicule he faced in the US earlier in his life, or in the form of those who burned Paris in the WW II to take vengeance of the humiliation of Treaty of Versailles. Such actions do not bring the desired solution as fear and violence cannot win one respect and recognition but may further alienate those who feel depressed.
    A positive response, therefore is required to treat this pathogenic demon. The solution may be found in following the lives of great leaders who faced the inferior tag of who they were. Gandhi (Indian), Ambedkar (Dalit), Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King (Black). All these individuals in their own way fought against their respective discriminations by fighting against it peacefully to bring about the change in the society’s perspective. Such a change was concrete and long lasting.
    Putting this in today’s perspective, Shyam, began to search for solutions. He often heard about inferior status of the ‘other’ services in comparison to the Administrative services from his brother who was preparing for such exam. However, if one was to respond to such thoughts, one may find that the issue in hand is about the ‘values’ one holds dear and are elusive. This may creep in inefficiency in the system as there would be lack of satisfaction towards one work function. Here, one may have to realise the individual regarding the worth of their work. For example those in revenue being responsible for the fiscal health of the nation and responsible for the operations of various socio-economic initiatives of the government, or the Police service, being responsible for the maintenance of law and order without which, the developmental activities cannot be initiated. Such value of self worth is either intrinsic, when one values the work to be of utmost importance in the bigger scheme of things, or it has to be externalist-ic , where in the society starts valuing the work function thus increasing the value of those performing it.
    In this regard, the external factor is of utmost important in increasing the efficiency of the lower level government employees as they are the implementers of the government initiatives. The recent initiatives taken by government such as: Re-naming of the sanitation workers from “Safai Karmacharis” to “Swatchta Karmcharis” is an important step. This will help in re-aligning their work function as that of “Preventive ” health care workers and induce dignity of labour to them.
    Similarly, to cater to the energy of nearly 2 percent of disabled population of the country, various government initiatives like renaming of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities as Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag” so as to bring about attitudinal change in the perspective of society towards the specially abled. The 3 percent reservations in the central government jobs, incentives to private sector companies who employ 5 % of “specially able” in their total work force are some other steps that will allow these to not to be dependent on the others and lead a life of self worth and dignity and are seen as assets and not liabilities.
    Thus, it can be said that, no one can make one feel inferior without one’s consent. Howevert, this may not be true for all kinds of experiences of inferiorities inflicted on a person. While, personal insults based on birth, intelligence etc. can be handled in this manner. However, sense of inferiority inflicted due to the society cannot . If this is done, then it will be like behaving like an Ostrich with his head buried in the sand. For example, A sanitation worker will never be able to out go his inferior status unless the society gives his profession respect and dignity Therefore, external assistance is indeed required in addition to internal feeling of content and will power to remove the tag of social inferiority. Not every individual can be a Buddha. They may be the Gandhis, Ambedkars, Kalidasas or Mandelas who would respond differently to overcome their inferiority status according to their own circumstances and genius.

    • ESWAR

      Example is nice
      Why inferiority is felt? Well answered
      Caste system is well linked to inferior concept.
      Inferiority as society problem has well explained.

      GS knowledge has been included, reduce a bit and do analysis more.

      Thanks for giving me opportunity.

  • modiji

    Please review

  • Kunal Aggarwal

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

    No one other than you can allow inferiority complexion get hold of you. Any other person however hard one tries, cannot force you to accept one’s superiority unless you allow it to happen. Your personal experience depends on how you feel about yourself and not what others feel about you. Inferiority is the feeling of being less worth than others. It may be caused due to less money, power or other material things or it may be caused by cultural or social hegemony such as superior race. There are instances from all these spheres.

    Sita and Rithima were two friends who got admission into an esteemed engineering college. Sita belonged to a small village in Haryana whereas Rithima belonged to a metro city and had got best school education to get into college. Rithima was an extrovert whereas Sita was an introvert. It was difficult for Sita to adjust in an English medium college and this new western community. However, she retained her courage and confidence, studied hard for learning English and developing herself. She stood testimony to the fact that the whole community couldn’t make her feel inferior.

    India’s freedom struggle also bear testimony to the quote. British Raj was established on the feeling of their superiority over Indians. They had imposed racial and economic superiority over Indians during their rule. Gandhiji aptly raised the confidence of Indian people and remove the hegemonic superiority rule of British community. It showed that if Indians would not accept the racial discrimination, no one can force them to feel inferior. Even today, in the international community, a nation can not be made to feel inferior unless they start agreeing to the same feeling. Similar instances have been shown by African and Latin American communities as well.

    The backward communities such as dalits are raising their voice against all the atrocities and discrimination. They have long been made to feel inferior compared to the upper caste communities which is no longer acceptable to them. Inferiority feeling was imposed on them by establishing hegemony of upper caste through society. Many people from dalit community have aptly shown that they are not inferior to others. Today, they work in companies, attain good standards of education and show their capabilities.

    Hegemony is established by one community over other through the system of society which makes one feel inferior. Modern life examples like admission to IITs, success, lifestyle are only personal choices and should not be compared with others. A well-to-do person has no right to establish hegemony and suppress others by imposing a feel of inferiority among the other community. It harms their mental health and reduces their capability to perform over a period of time.

    Inferiority due to material power can be stopped by empowering people with jobs and opportunities, raising the living standard of people. Other hegemonic inferiority can be stopped by curbing socio-cultural evils. This needs a strong and targeted approach from government as well as society. In curbing all of these, the participation of the community itself is important because it is only with their consent that the inferiority feeling can be imposed.

    • G.

      hello kunal,

      it was a very short essay. structural part is not well developed.
      like a good introduction which you have given , but then transition and body structure is missing.
      conclusion could be much better
      cover more dimensions.

      thank you and please review my essay also friend

      • Kunal Aggarwal

        Thanks 🙂 will work on the feedback!

  • Vikram Goyal

    No One Can Make You feel inferior without your consent

    Let us flip through the pages of history, and pause to reflect on some of the greatest success stories. Chanakya, the political strategist who helped overthrow the mighty Nanda empire, had been mocked by the king Dhananda, for being inconsequential in front of him. Albert Einstein’s, one of the foremost physicists, had been labelled as a below average student in school. Mahatma Gandhi, had to suffer from the worst humiliations in south Africa. He was kicked out of trains, and refused accomodation in hotels. He went on to lead India to independence and has emerged as enduring icon for peace and non-violence. Muhammed ali, regarded as the world’s greatest boxer, had to face innumberable hostilities during his early years on account of the rampant racisim in the United States.
    The stories of all these great men have one thing in common – they refused to feel inferior by what other’s thought them about them and went about pursuing their goals with determination.

    Ancient Indian culture, which is finally being acknowledged for its contribution to the world, was not so celebrated a few centuries back. The British rulers, had carefully cultivated the image that their culture was vastly superior to that of the Indians, and the uncouth natives, were only fit to be ruled over by an external power. It was in these circumstances that Swami Vivekananda had addressed the conference of religions in Chicago and proclaimed to the world that the western civilization which was seeped in materialism and individualism, had a lot of learn from the Indian civilization. The rousing reception he received there and throughout the world is a testimony to the popularity of his ideas. The India freedom struggle was largely based on shaking the ideological foundations of the British empire. The celebration of indigenous festivals, the emphasis on using Khadi, promotion of vernacular languages, were all part of the larger design to break the myth of the cultural superiority of the British. Thus, the Indian leaders refused to believe that they were inferior in any way to the British and successfully challenged their might.
    While talking of the greatness of Indian culture, it is imperative to mention one of the most debilitating paractices that had been crept into the society over the course of time – the practice of untouchability. This practice made the Dalits, completely dependent on the other castes for their sustenance and was a source of constant humiliation for them. Even the Dalits, were made to believe that this practice had the sanction of Shastras and they couldn’t do anything about it. However, great social reformers, like Jyotiba Phule, Narayana Guru refused to accept that such inhuman practices could be allowed in a society and led spirited movements against it. Though, without a doubt, it was Babasaheb Ambedkar, who led the greatest crusade against the treatment meted out Dalits. Having epxerienced the humiliation first-hand, he devoted his entire life to ensure equitable treatment for the Dalits. Had these leaders quietly accepted that they were inferior to the other castes, they would not have been able to bring a decisive change in the mindset of the society.

    The equality among men and women that we see today is the result of centuries of struggle that women had to wage against the deeply patriarchal society. Since time immemorial, women were looked upon as inferior to men, only fit for performing household tasks and taking care of the children. Yet, so many women over the course of history, refused to accept the status quo and dedicate their lives towards securing some of the most basic rights like right to vote, right to property etc.
    In the Indian context, the position of women was even worse. Girl child was considered a burden on the society. Women were kept in purdah. Abominable practices like Sati had come into existence. Though, time and again, there appeared women who challenged the traditional notions of women being only fit for the household. Both Razia Sultana and Rani of Jhansi, died fighting on the battlefield, an honour that only a very few men have been worthy of receiving. The Indian indpendence movement, saw a decisive shift in the attitude of women. They played a pivotal role in the freedom struggle and were instrumental in ushering a new era.
    It is largely a result of the never say die spirit of women, that today, in almost every sphere of life, they are shoulder to shoulder to women.

    In the contemporary world, when we look at the sphere of international relations, we realise, in the past 75 years, so much has changed. Economic powerhouses have emerged from among a number of Asian nations. These include Singapore, Japan, China, India. The traditional attitude of West towards Asia had always been dismissive, with many countries being labelled as mysterious and strange. However, Asian countries refused to subscribe to this image and charted their own path to success.
    With the rise of materialist lecture in the West and the increase feeling of isolationism and depression among the people, it is no wonder that Asian values have once again come into consideration due to their emphasis on the role of family.
    In the world of power politics, it is not uncommon to see the rich and powerful nations tyring to arm-twisiting smaller nations into accepting their point of view. A pertinent example, here would be the US delaying tactics in sending food aid to India, unless it changed its position of non-alignment. However, India refused to bow down in this face of adversity, and through the Green Revolution achieved self-reliance and freed itself from the clutches of the US.

    Thus, at all levels – individual, society and international level, it is clear that no one can make you feel inferior without youyr consent.

    However, one must understand that it is not the individual alone, who can fight against pre-conceived notions. A support system is also required, which will help us break from the shackles that bind us to our present position. For eg ambedkar was able to develop such a sound critique of the Indian caste system because of the liberal education he had received abroad, which helped him analyse things objectively. Mahatma Gandhi, could convert the freedom movement into mass struggle, because of the stellar work done by Congress leaders over the past few decades.
    The most important tools in today’s world that can help someone in challenging the status quo is education. Education that empowers us. Education that makes us aware of our rights. Education that helps us achieve economic independence.
    Once we have all these tools at our disposal, it won’t be possible for anybody to make us feel inferior without our consent.

  • Dipjyoti

    Noone can make you feel inferior, without your consent

    Rewind to the 1980s, Calcutta. A teenage girl had just completed her graduation. Her parents wanted to marry her off. But the girl wanted to pursue her studies, build her career. Her parents won’t agree. Girls, after all, are meant to be housewives, her parents thought. Girls were supposedly inferior to boys. The girl however, refused to give consent. She sold her ear-rings, fled to the US, completed her masters, and went on to start her own company. Today, she is a multi-millionaire. She is none other than Chanda Zaveri.

    While a particular Chanda Zaveri refused to give consent to the social norms, many others are automated by these norms. How often do we hear of the phenomenal ‘GLASS CEILING’ existing in every sphere, which obstructs the professional advancement of certain sections of society? What constitutes this glass ceiling?

    When one ponders on the above, it will be seen that, every single individual who accepts the societal dictates or familial norms, and give up on their dreams and aspirations, contributes to the creation of this glass ceiling.

    Each one of us, at some point or the other in our lives, face such situations when our friends, family or the society don’t consider us to have the ability to achieve something, we aspire for. They tend to make us feel inferior. But, the same is possible only when, implicitly or explicitly, we give our consent to the same.

    Examples of the above are aplenty in our society, as well as, in the annals of history.

    In India, caste system is an inherent feature of our SOCIETY. People of the backward caste face discrimination of various sorts, even today. Due to this, many people aren’t able to move ahead in life. Yet, every now and then, some individuals will refuse to get bogged down, and with their grit and determination, make a mark in this world. Sandeep Kumar, a Dalit staying in a Delhi slum, who cleared the Civil Services Exam, 2015 is a case in point.

    Likewise, in India women too face hindrances of various sorts in their advancement. And, we have already seen the example of Chanda Zaveri, who didn’t consent to be made to feel inferior.

    We also face obstacles due to various factors like place/ state of residence, language, etc. A popular example in this regard, will be of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arguably India’s most successful cricket captain. Before him, all captains of Indian team and most players hailed from the metros. And, here was this dreamy-eyed boy from a small town, who with the least regard for this unsaid trend, would achieve the pinnacle of success.

    Now, let us turn a few pages of HISTORY. The British ruled India for about two centuries. They projected themselves as technologically superior and civilised compared to the Indians. For a better part of the 19th century, the British were able to establish complete hegemony over the Indians, and their minds.
    But such subjugation by the British was possible only because of consent, and active approval of the Indians. Many a conspiracy within the Indian courts, feuds between neighbouring Indian kings, and support from merchants and intelligentsia enabled the British to establish their control over India.

    Now, let us contrast the Indian experience with that of the Japanese. The Japanese, in the middle part of the 19th century, faced similar threats of colonial subjugation from the Western Imperialists. But they refused to face the fate, most other Asians had faced. What came was the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Japan undertook technological advancement, changes in education policy and administrative upheaval, and thus was successfully able to fend off the threat of colonisation.

    So, we see that the Japanese refused to be made to feel inferior by the Western powers, and with strong determination and proper strategy, was able to achieve parity with the West.

    In India too, in the first half of the 20th century, certain leaders would come up, who refused to accept the hegemony of the British. Leaders like Naoroji, Gokhale, Tilak, Gandhi, Nehru, Bose and others, through a sustained campaign was able to uplift the morale of the Indians, and do away with the fatalistic mindsets of Indians.

    This tradition started by these Founding Fathers of our Nation, would hold us good, even in the Cold War era. During the Cold War, all nations of the world were divided into two blocs, headed by the superpowers, USA and USSR. But India resolved to be swayed by these superpowers, and decide to maintain her strategic autonomy.
    Due to such policy stance, India was able to assume the leadership of the Third World countries, and make herself a voice of authority in global forums. This is surely a case of a nation refusing to consent to be made to feel inferior by the superpowers.
    .
    Now coming to the sphere of ADMINISTRATION, in India, not too long back, we have had only welfare-oriented policies. Citizens were considered as receivers of doles, subsidies and Government favours. But now with gradual empowerment of citizens due to advent of technology, 24*7 media, and civil society groups, we have gradually moved towards a rights-based approach. Through the instrumentality of RTI, social audit etc. citizens have been able to assert their rights; they no longer agree to consider themselves inferior, in any aspect.

    Thus, from the above, we see that an individual or a people cannot be subjugated, cannot be made to feel inferior, unless the individual or the people, in their minds, agree to it. It is Áll in the Mind’ as one would say.

    As such, we need to train our minds, to be critical, analytical, rather than be submissive, and all-compliant. GOVERNMENT, in this regard, has a role to play, by promoting an atmosphere of free and frank discussions, and debate, and encouraging a healthy public discourse. EDUCATION policy to has to be designed to promote critical thinking. Media and Civil Society Organisations too have a role in questioning baseless social norms and creating a healthy public discourse.

    Tagore had dreamt for an India, ‘where the mind is without fear, and the head is held high…… Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit…’. This dream of Tagore is relevant even today. Only when we can train our minds to act rationally without fear, can this dream of Tagore be realised.

    • hemant

      Sandeep Kumar was an imposter. Fyi only

      • sankar

        hemant bro ….plz rvw my essay

    • Vikram Goyal

      nicely written! BTW, Sandip Kumar story has been proved to be a hoax.
      Administration waale mein, you can mention how RTI etc were also a result of people’s efforts.
      Other than that, nice effort.
      Conclusion, I am not not sure. How exactly do we conclude such an essay?
      Please review my essay as well!

  • Kishna

    Can someone please write up ; how to go about ,think and analyse the topic….plzz

  • hemant

    In our day to day life we come across a lot of situations while dealing with other persons or while negotiating with them that makes us feel low and at times we feel that our self respect has been hurt. This makes us feel inferior.

    For example:
    When we are in conversation with another person and if he or she says following:
    What! you don’t even know this or which college do you come from who don’t even teach this etc.
    We take it personally and feel that about self respect has been hurt that the other person is insulting us.

    But why does it happen and why do we feel like what we feel like?
    It happens because it is in direct conflict with what we think of us. It happens because it discomfort us. It discomfort us because the other person hold the key to our happiness in such conversation as depicted above.
    It also happen because the definition of self respect according to us is respect given to us by others and whenever there is a deficit as such we feel inferior.
    But now the point to be noted is number 1 can we let others catch the key to our happiness and point number 2 can we allow others to make a feel inferior why not meeting our expectations of so called self respect and. Number 3 whether the definition of self respect according to us is the right definition of self respect?
    Answers for point number 2 and 1 are an obvious no. However, meaning of self respect is “self” respect. In Hindi it is “syawam” “maan”. So basically the meaning of self respect is respecting our self. And if we cannot value us how can we expect others to value us.
    As a saying goes in hindi,”jinka syawam maan nahi hota unka samman nahi hota”.
    How can we allow others to take charge of what we feel.
    The Above is As per the spirituality defining fundamentals of life.

    Another aspect of looking at the topic come to life when will ponder upon the meaning of the word inferior. This word has connotation of comparison light superior and inferior etc. Two individuals are neither equally brought up or designed. They have their own set of parameters which are different from each other and therefore should.not.be compared in the first place otherwise the problem of inferiority or superiority would seep in. One should only focus upon their skills and stretch them continuously to explore the immense potential within. Comparing with others who are ahead of us in any field would only lead to damage.
    So, trait of comparison is not fundamentally correct and lead to emotions of superiority or inferiority.
    We have the immense power hidden within us and we should strive hard to tap that potential.
    Simply, nothing can make us feel nothing unless it has our consent.
    It will have our.consent once we have a proper knowledge about it and they say knowledge is power and with great power comes great responsibility.
    Now for the namesake let us assume that we give our consent to others to make us feel inferior however chances for this is minimal once we have acquired the knowledge of power of consent.
    What are we going to get by giving such consent. Will we gain something, will be feel better, will be feel happy?
    Absolutely not it will never be the case.
    Therefore it can be said that this feeling of inferiority is not good.
    So what must be done do not have such a feeling in first place?
    Understanding that you do not have a control on what others say but definitely we have total control of whether or not we give our consent to what they say. For, it is within this decision rest the state of peace of our mind or restlessness of our mind.
    Hence the key for our happiness rest with us and no one else and no one can make us feel inferior without our consent.

  • ajay

    “NO ONE CAN MAKE U FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT”
    IN this modern era of freedom,democracy and development,every nation has got the right to progress with its own authority.no nation or external power can impose any dictates over the other without its consent.that is to say that nobody is inferior unless it submits itself to another. soveriegnity is seen as an born right and consent a freedom of choice.besides this ,it applies to our newfound rights based development as well.this RBA has empowered our citizens as rightholders demanding better services and governance from public servants and delivery channels.this changed recourse has made meaning and relevance of our Fundamnetal rights and DPSPs more clearer than before,beholding the dreams of our forefathers and freedom fighters in the right spirit.this new regime helps us feel equal and valued,making our consent mandatory and hence is a turning point in history. and to say this would be incomplete if not illustrated further

    for eg-our nation became independent in 1947.we adopted an independent,sovereign and autonomous constitution drawing the best practices from across the world.this gave us the right to adopt ,enact and chart out our own course of development.we did not and had not to feel inferior to any one.neither would any other country impose or subjugate us as the britishers had done earlier.this led to progress and welfare of our people.we achieved great heights in industrial and agricultural development.infact we achieved self-sufficiency through green revolution,changing the methods of agriculuture,improving the condition of our farmers and peasants.
    similarly we developed an independent external policy.in a cold war environment,when many nations raced to join the 2 power blocks lead by US and USSR,pandit JAWAHAR LAL NEHRUJI crefted an independent course,free of external pressure and ill will.we exercise independent consent to open up the non-aligned movement departing from the postures of many countries,who submitted themselves to the superiority of the superpowers.this act of formation of 3rd front of newly independent asian and african nations represents that nobody can make us feel inferior without our consent
    moreover we always supported freedom,liberty and independence for other nations,so that they can chart their own course.for eg-nehruji supported spanish freedom,helped resolved crisis in korea and evolved the panchsheel policy to encourage non-interfernce and peaceful co-existence .futher on in the current dipensation,even after LPG reforms ,we have maintained our independent posture.neither china nor pakistan has been able to supress us through its nefarious plans till now.inflicting succesive defeats over pakistan ,we have asserted ourselfes as a soveriegn and powerful nation ,positioning ourselves through our consent in the world comity.
    even in the negotiations of the recent climate change conference,WTO negotiations and reform in bretton wood institutions ,we have taken an independent stand prioritising our priorities,without undue influence,fear and favour.forcing the developed nations to commit finance,technologies and capacities,we have tried to ensure climate justice for ourselves and other developing nations in an independent manner.likewise in TRADE facilitation pact ,we included the peace clause,making way for the benefiit of our farmers and consumers,despite external pressure.it beholds that without our consent and wiil a consensus is unlikely,and the welfare of our people is of utmost priority.

    somewhat similar to the above is the current recourse of right based development.our constitution-makers had opined to grant fundamental human rights to our citizens.this entitlement was achieved by us after years of struggle and subjugation.thus it marks a landmark moment in our polity.this is because these rights have empowered our citizens making them equal from inferior and free from being bound.for instance,right to freedom,association,movement and profession has allowed us to speak out,discuss and debate issues affecting us.many citizens have become right-conscious and aware than before.their rightful demand has enlarged the scope of many rights.like the ART 21,life and personal liberty now includes rt to water,environment,health ,pollution-free air among others.such emancipation was unheard of earlier.we need consent of individuals before disclosing anything about them.art 29-30 ,helps our minorities to conserve their script,culture and tradition.nobody can claim exclusive rights over their traditional knowledge and expertise without their consent and will.
    in the like manner,grant of RTI and public disclosure for our govt offices has been another landmark journey.poeple hitherto,inferior to the dictates of govt and its machinery can now demand tranparency,accountability and redressal from the officers.many charters,redressal cell, and models have to be adopted by the govt ,becasue they are bound as duty-holders and not just buerocratic office-bearers.the RTE and 25% reservation of EWS section has been another revolutionary change in our education system.the prohibitive fees,which denied the poor their due share,treating them as inferior citizens has changed.children from such families are sitting next to those from rich families ,relegating the caste,class and religious divides to the back ground.
    having said that ,their is still a long way to go.the recent spates of farmer suicides across the nation has been a disturbing trend.it is being said that indebtness,bonded labour and inability to pay back have been the major reasons.this shows that still many are living under subjugation of vicious moneylenders,as inferior and 2nd class citizens.likewise many people in slums and sqautters of city are being denied due share in public services.eg- housing,electricity and sanitation.this inferior treatment meted out to slum people is deplorable. without their consent and opinion,external orders determine the what,why and how of these regions.another sad story has been of our tribals.forged consents and opaque procedures have fooled them to give away their ancient lands to outsiders fro mining,exploration and extraction.
    this has robbed them of their life,livelihood and sustenance.their languages,customs,culture and knowlege is under threat from the garbs of MNC to extract profit and discplace them from their indigenous land.this exemplifies ,that they are still inferior citizens to us ,and their consent is malleable to bend.

    in this context,we need reforms.legal,instutional and adminstrative changes need to be implemented.like the 73rd and 74th amendement,PESA and FRA acts.this will empower our GS and GRAM panchayats towards better decision making through prior informed consent of its members.in addition to it reform in ULBS will make them financially empowered to take decisions for the welfare of slum and unregularised regions.
    to sum up ,we can say that as a nation we have achieved a lot and have guaranteed our citizens equality,fredoom and free consent in many areas.in addition we have asserted ourselves in the global commoms as an independent,free and sovereign nation.but the need is to build upon this positivity and duly address the deficit areas in a compassionate and democratic manner
    THANKU

    • ajay

      pls review

    • sankar

      very good
      lots of contents in your esssay….i lacked that .
      plz have a look at mine

      • ajay

        Thanx for review Shankar reviewed yours:)

    • G.

      hello ajay,

      man, so much dimensions, content is good.
      i would recommend a better start to this essay. you can read various others here. it will give a solid foundation.
      it was smooth and good to read.
      after full stop leave space then it would not show error.
      expand the conclusion. it needs more depth and elaboration. all is well that ends well.

      please review mine and help improve my writing bro
      thanks

  • yogi

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” (~1000 words)

    • minaxi

      Hello Yogi…

      My views…

      1-Introduction- I think, You made it little complicated by using complex sentences, and using a philosophy, which is likely to face some contradictory views. If possible try to use simple introduction, which do not give chance to reader to analyze anything- Na rahega Baans, Na bajegi Bansuri.. Means no use of brain, no contradiction.

      2- Second page is good in content though, but I have a problem with first two lines, constant consent do not decide the superiority and inferiority, it compels us to feel that, And both are different in their meaning.It would be better,, if you explained the result cleary in your last line though, It is looking a silly demand, but sentences would lokked complete.

      3- Self imposed inferiority is great point and explained well.

      4- though, sport example is clear in meaning, but I did not find it so strong, (personal opinion, do not think, I do not like sport)

      5- Economic point- Could not relate it with philosophy of inferiority.

      6- Till now we have seen- You promised not to use such interlinking sentences. And in this page after this sentence, essay is struggling to come on track.

      7- with the frequency, You have used, mind and heart word, The meaning of whole essay in danger to divert.

      8- In my opinion, it is tough to reject other opinion about ourselves, and tougher to reject our own opinion about ourselves, But both relates each other, like in new dress, no matter how much confident and spender, we found ourselves, but if our friend say dress is looking crap, we hardly wear that on our birthday party, same is true with our feeling , if we think something inferior about ourselves, our good friends are always there to support us- It is matter of motivation and self confidence.

      9- Example of public servant is good.

      10- Last two paragraphs are good. I can not comment on structuring and sequencing of essay,as I am struggling with it, But content of your essay is good, Language is simple.

      Last but not the least- Extremely Sorry for delay..

      Thanks…

      • yogi

        Thanks for detailed review 🙂
        will take care of the points mentioned by you
        6—–i think i promised not to use such sentences in the intro, so as not to reveal the content of the essay beforehand,. the sentence i used this time was to mention what has already been discussed. If it was looking too bad, plz let me know whether to use it or not ???.
        8—- depends on the context, (i used it in context of criticisms, many people do that even if the critics are genuine, the example used of a corrupt public servant was an extended part of that, Connectivity may be an issue, 🙁
        the word u used after extremely was banned a few days back 😛
        thanks and ATB 🙂

        • minaxi

          Hello Yogi…

          It is 1000 words essay, And precap and recap are the responsibilities of introduction and conclusion respectively. And interlinking sentences brake the flow of essay, And, we must write essay or link the essay without extra efforts, mean natural growth and advancement of essay, Well, it is only my views, and Personally my concentration get diverted with such sentences, so mention it whenever face them,

          Ant, The Word after extremely, I take it back.. 🙂

          Thanks And All the Best to you too…

  • Hope

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

    Inferiority and seniority are relative terms which depicts one’s personal psychology in a given situation. While a person may be very confident among his peers but put him in a new situation and his confident may give place to fear and anxiety. The psychic of an individual depends on several factors which will be discussed later in this part but of the several factors the initial brought up(from childhood) defines to a great extent the traits of and individual.

    Indian constitution protects an individual rights through fundamental rights under Part III but it doesn’t protects or provide protection against one own psychic. Here Preamble and directive principle very well chip in to generate and spread feeling of brotherhood and solidarity among its citizen.

    Their is a great saying that “Power lies where people thinks it lie”. Its valid in context of an individual also as it is in context of political terms. All humans are created equal with equal minds, strengths and agility however the same starts differentiating as time moves. One may feel inferior due to some or other reason which may not have any ground to believed. The reason may be varied. It may vary from Societal status of family, Financial condition, religion, Caste, Sex, Sexual Orientation or Social brought up. Lets discuss them briefly one by one.

    The biggest factor which impacts one psychic is the social brought up. One may be male or female, one may be upper caste or lower, one may be rich or poor but if nurturing is done with proper care and in an holistic manner one is bound to have a greater image of his/her to himself/herself. The nurturing here is not only limited to the family but it also depends on immediate neighborhood or may be the whole village. As it is truely said “It takes whole village to spoil a child.”

    Discrimination based on religion and caste and sex is an endemic phenomenon spread throughout the length and breadth of our country. That has been the reason our constitutional forefathers have provided protection to the group of people which are vulnerable to be discriminated.

    Discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation is also widely prevalent. The census 2011 shows the under 6 sex ratio to be record low at 919 since 1961(it was 927 in census 2001). Economical status also generate a superiority feeling among an individual. A rich female may have greater control over her property and herself than a poor male.

    Having discussed most of the factors we should also have a glimpse of some of the outliers to whom history reveres. B.R. Ambedkar who was from a poor dalit family despite being denied various opportunity rose up, fought for his and other downtroden right and successfully wrote our constitution providing various safeguards to the vulnerable lot. Jyotiba Phule who was from caste Mali also proved his counterpart wrong and successfully fought for the rights of people from lower caste. From extremist to moderates contribution of female also is significant weather she is Bina Das or Sarojini Naidu.

    During olden days when armies use to prepare for fight they use to sound Conch, drums or even produce threatening sound them self. That use to generate a feeling of fear among the opponents. Similarly in current era one has to have self confident and strength that half battle is won without taking any move.

    The way Ahead:

    In conclusion i would like to put my opinion about the topic. The topic read in isolation generates a defensive posturing where one need to guard oneself against external threats which is very much prevalent in developing countries like India. But i would like to go further and state that “While no one can make you feel inferior without your consent but its also your responsibility that you develop your self by putting efforts, time and mental strength that not only you create a social space for your self but also help build a better future for your brethren.”

    • AK-91

      You can write a better intro.

      Nice conclusion.

      I believe you need to bring more variety.

      • Hope

        Yuup…..Truely said. Thanks a lot for reviewing. Will keep in mind next time.

        • AK-91

          rEVIEW MINE

        • AK-91

          Review mine.

    • G.

      hey satya,

      i liked your conclusion
      starting can be termed good, but there is margin of improvement here.
      examples are good here
      dimensions are also covered, but depth is lacking. it will come after wrtiting few more essays.

      please review mine bro, and help me imrove writing

      • Hope

        Thanks a lot for your review….. I will

  • AK-91

    Please review

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

    You are the master of your own destiny.
    (Napoleon Hill)

    Swami Vivekanand’s address at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago(1893) is well known to everyone.But a few know that it was scheduled towards the end of the conference as it wasn’t attached the importance like other ‘important’ lectures.Despite so, it is still etched in the memory of people all around the world.This is a classic example when a certain individual overcame notions, challenged ideas and moulded perception.It contradicted the thought process which classified him as a second class citizen of a third world country.This in many ways also justify the topic of the essay.

    The perception that inferiority/superiority is absolute stands challenged today.We do not always become what the world says. It’s our very own perception and consequent action that mould us.Its never about ideas that keep floating all around us and shapes our personality but its our reaction to such ideas that contributes towards our personality.Buddha , who was known for his stand against ritualistic Vedic orthodoxy, was pronounced a thug by many. But that doesn’t bothered him and instead of counter attacking with similar allegation he channelized his in energy into reforms and the rest is history.

    A person is born superior as he was a chosen one to be a part of this planet.He/she has been sent to fulfill certain objectives.The larger of such motive is to make this world a better place.The concept of Sustainable development is nothing but an offshoot of such design only.He isn’t here by chance. He is destined to be here.Then , the question arises–> Why someone excel over others ? Why Gandhi, Buddha, Nelson Mandela are more respected and revered?

    Well, this could be credited to the society’s needs and demand and the far reaching actions of such individuals on conforming to it.Gandhi emerged as strong proponent of non-violence and this appealed to the world when it was going through one of the worst form of violence(World war).Thus, we see that though at that time different individuals across different domains did make contribution but Gandhi’s contribution at that time stood out. It is because the world has prioritized peace over anything else.

    Furthermore, the moment we arrive on this planet , we become part of an institutionalized setup.We become part of a society. We become members of different social/political/economic groups . Example- We are a Hindu, We are Indians, We are Bengali’s, We are engineers, We are politicians etc. Now, each of this group has certain standards with which each member has to comply. In case of failure to achieve that , we might be called unfit, misfit,inferior or even failure. Again these are expectations that the world around us have. This doesn’t necessarily takes or prioritizes our interests.

    As a result we often see illogical comparisons being made.Example-A farmer being denied equal social status with that of an engineer. Though , it is equally important to have both of them as part of a society. We shouldn’t be judging a fish for its ability to climb a tree.

    Gravitational laws suggests that every mass in this universe attracts every other mass with a certain force. In a similar way every other individual in this world has a image of us and sees us in certain way.Many a time they highlight certain traits as per their convenience and judges you based on that. And concludes whether you are a failure or success. Now will such judgement be called rational ? Probably no. As many a time they have vested interest in dragging you down.

    As a result we can conclude that superiority/ inferiority are very subjective and mean nothing if it doesn’t accommodate your perception towards your own life.But, that doesn’t in any way mean that you are not open to criticism of any kind.Every man should work towards making life a productive one.It is also equally important to introspect when you are labelled with such ‘inferior’ tag and see if there is any substance to the claim. And if it exists then overcome it by appropriate actions.

    We all were created equal. It is our action which shifts the balance toward either superiority or inferiority.
    Ira Singhal was denied her desired service allocation, despite scoring high marks in Civil services examination,due to her physical state but it was her will power which made the system amend itself. A strong will power can make a dent in a system for better.

    India, as a nation state, was denied access to basic technology and was ridiculed for low HDI. But this only made her resolve stronger and currently her prowess in space technology is known all over. In fact it also launches many satellites of these very advanced countries.All of it happened because we never gave up and persevered a lot.

    Einstein was denied admission for his PhD in a renowned German university for his so called ‘fanciful’ ideas.But later on the same ‘fanciful’ idea was acknowledged and completely changed the trajectory of sciences for years to come.

    We are all endowed with creative powers. We just need to connect the dots for a complete picture, This we can do by reclaiming the driver’s seat and finding passion and working towards it.

    • Hope

      Content and examples are pretty good. Ira Singhal, Gandhi and Vivekanand well used. A little bit drifted in middle which can be improved. Overall very good essay. I think a bit of philosophy content if added would be great.

  • vikas

    How to practice writing mains

  • EMISSARY

    Feeling of inferiority emerges from the very conept of relative deprivation whenever there is a distinction on the lines of caste,race , sex,and economic parameters class at the bottom always feels deprives and feeling of inferiority complex takes over that class.

    Imperialistic policies of Britishers created a feeling of inferiority among the Indians through there policy of whitemans burden but then we never a accpted there imperialistic notion and with the courage and determination of our freedom fighters we launched revivalist movements aimed at glorifying our rich past and regaining lost confidence.
    Above statement holds true in context of certain social issues like women empowerment, rights of SC ST and mi orities where women’s when face gender discrimination need not to get subdued to the feeling of inferiority but instead should face the situation with more valour .

    In the contemporary world also although no country is absolutely sovereign but still every country enjoys certain comparative advantage over other so no superpower can make other country as subordinate to it without the intent of latter.

    Every human being should understand that they are unique in themselves and enjoy unique traits that are not subjected to anykind of comparison which can make them feel inferior .

    • EMISSARY

      Please review…:-)

  • FinalAttempt

    NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

    Human beings are social animal. We can smell, laugh, think, analyze, criticize . we have emotions and feelings. We have ability to work hard and prove our self. Similarly we have knowledge and introspection ability. But in various circumstances human beings feels inferior when compares itself with other or when someone try to insulate him. Whereas it is also the ability of him to work over its ability and withstand with the real situation and cross this time of inferiority, sorrow and problems by showing its perseverance and hard work.
    We have seen various circumstances in our past and in present where some try to make inferior to us but person with strong determination moved forward neglecting negativity of inferiority. Gandhiji was a similar strong personality his ability to work is unbelievable. On one side where britisher’s since centuries were making indian heritage, culture and its people inferior at same time when Gandhiji cam he understood the real condition. He with his positive values mobilize the people of india, he imparted the strength and importance of indian cultutre. His ability leds to british into a great struggle. Britishers were unable to divide more indian people, they were unable to suppress indian masses. Thus it was Gandhiji’s ability to withstand in this situation and he leds indian people to path of independence and achieved it finally.
    Human virtue is that it wants instant result or positive outcome just with a certain action lagging into this make inferior to other who perform. Like Gandhiji many other leaders in past proved there identity who can prove themselves despite several odd condition. Abraham lincon, nelson mendela are some other who were discriminated due to their color but with their ability they proved if HOW SOMEONE MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR we can prove them wrong if we are true in our words and correct on our path.
    But it’s a need to know why and what are reason that someone try to make us inferior. There may the reason of that we lack on our ability or we have not performed with our full efforts or we are less confident to move forward to make a clear path forgetting failures, if one analyse these and if continue his/her efforts to move and to achieve its goal no one can try to make us inferior. How underperforming we are but the day our effort will win the day our goal will be achieved we will know that its perseverance and it was our fight to negativity which was trying to make us inferior.
    Several instances has been seen when people or rulers try to dominate on other and show their superiority. During the indian struggle Winston Churchill the PM of UK said india is like a straw which will suppress and ruin away when we will give power to Indians, but it was our strength and ability of our freedom fighters and constitution makers which ruled out his saying. Person like Sh vallabh bhai patel joined indian states, Dr. Ambedkar provided a strong constitution considering indian heritage and values. and the result is that today india is worlds greatest democracy with largest and fastest growing economy with lots of opportunity to its large population.
    Thus it was only our ability that made world wrong, and we proved our ability. Similar is the condition with us. How someone try to rule on our thoughts but if we have conciscince to prove our work in right way then its our conesnt only which can allow to win or loose.
    During the cold war era when USA invaded Vietnam , USA was trying to suppress Vietnam people. They were termed as inferior but it was the ability and motivation of vitnamese that made their strength strong, it was their ability and motivation which inspired them to fight USA and which led to a strong values war in last USA have to run away from Vietnam land and provided a path to Vietnam and to world that no one can make you inferior even how powerful in next in front of you.
    It has been seen in certain circumstance where the evil doors trying to heavier than trust and values of strength there many times inferiority comes. Gradually it suppress the real thoughts of motivation and importance of morality start reducing , then at the moment one decide to adopts wrong method to improve himself. Suicide cases by youth are one of them it may falls from personal affairs, failurty in exams and unemployment. Just the single sentence of other neutralize the our own values which leds to this immoral and coward attitude.
    Therefore to make our self strong and positive in under performing period one should rely on positive values that can be imbibed from moral and civic education. Because in our journey of achievement its not only result matters but our patience towards the journey also matters. That patience can only be come when we know we are right track and are positive towards the goal attainment.
    Thus we if we are strong , empowered and motivated to achieve our aim and no one can make us inferior. It os old saying that ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY thus one should be continue its efforts to upright the achievement without caring the any thoughts which try to make us inferior.

  • Devaank Singh

    This is the first time I have attempted an essay on this forum please review it, share your opinion and do provide me suggestions for improvement.
    Thank You.

  • G.

    NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

    There were two friends kabir and karan. Both started preparing for the coveted IAS exam. Before beginning they knew it is going to be a difficult ask and had heard that percentage of people getting in is extremely low. Both gave their first attempts and failed to qualify even the first round. They were told that not clearing the first round itself does not abodes well and there remains little chance of them getting through the finish line that is clearing all 3 rounds. While kabir took them seriously and got consumed in them anad shook in confidence, karan treated them just as murmurs, shied them away and prepared religiously for the next attempt. Karan got selected and kabir faultered again.

    What is the moral then. That everything is in the mind, as some say is true here. When plato and in bhagavad gita, mind analyzed through a chariot analogy, control over them has been their main concern. Charioteer of the mind has to be a strong person. Similarly mind has to have strong beliefs in oneself and one has to come to a decision based on rational calculations rather than some crazy rumours that may not be true.

    One sees these deflections of mind in the wind of rumours, especially today in the digital age where the potential of spreading rumours is easier than never before. Take the case of feud in marriages. Couples are now increasingly getting disenchanted with each other based on the crazy rumours of infidelity. This has been validated by various researches that infidelity is increasingly being the cause for divorces. In india specially in urban areas, a news story was broken of spousal policing through private detectives by famous international news channel. One has to delve deeper to find its causes.

    Foremost among it , as anthropologists and psychologists through studies and research have found, is the fear psychosis among humans, for losing out on status quo. Humans along with every other species have evolved through this fear psychosis of survival. Any change is resisted. Minds are attuned to stability. Only desperate situations call for desperate measures. Similarly these rumours act as destabilizing influences on the status quoits mind. Further negative emotions have powerful effect to create spirals and overwhelm the mind by mixing with those rumours aiding them as well as sourcing their energy from them.

    So by analyzing the cause, one may tend to think that human mind is weak and fragile. Yes it is, but is also strong as anything. It only depends on what you make it. After all, humans have made earth their home and colonized every species. Today that same mind reaches out to its creator and challenges it.

    Its strength can be measured in practical terms by having some individual and specific examples in different walks. Mahatma Gandhi the liberator of india from british rule, is apt. only if one imagine on how many occasions he would have dealt such disappointments with the failures. Many told him to quit the independence movement and take refuge in easy life, instead he started quit india movement and forced the british to quit. He took inspiration from his all previous mass movements, whatever progress he could make and made positive influences on others as well. he consented with other people, by first thinking rationally and not just acting on rumours and what others thought. His courage and resistance during his stay in south Africa is one such example.

    Dr. ambedkar is placed among the top modern thinkers of the nation. Being of humble origin and deprived caste and having faced discrimination in every walk of life, even after being a graduate from one of the best universities of the world, he did not budge from his mission of resurrecting new india with a indiscriminate attitude. He anchored the making of constitution that paved for fundamental rights of freedom with the notion that every person created is equal.

    In the case of the battle of Thermopylae, 300 spartans fought against the mighty Persian army many times more in number. It is a legendary fight whose soldiers are idolized in the name of self belief valour. They could easily have been defeated have they been succumbed to rumours of their inferiority in number. Instead they resisted and made themselves believe that numbers are nothing but valor and determination is everything. The results are true to us now.

    So how can we not succumb to those rumours that make us fell inferior, either politically, economically or socially. One should feel confident of onself. That is possible if only one adheres to what the saying goes – know thyself. There is a profound wisdom available in scriptures of almost every religion, that discusses the importance of knowing yourself before one starts to know others. Holy prophets like jesus, mohammed told this, Buddha and mahavira told this. so one should pay heed to this and not just follow rituals in the name of religion.

    Human being is a complex machine, probably the greatest creation in the universe known till date. Functioning can be made simple by simplifying the thinking of mind. Otherwise it seems fragile and is vulnerable to various influences that tend to curb its original function that is to resist and make original thinking.

    Humans are different from other beings, in a way that they resist the flow of thought and natural environment, make it their own and churn out different results based on logic and rationality. Even if they go with the flow of thought, induced from others and consent to it, it is only after the process of thinking is complete inside the mind. Deviating from it and succumbing to others, may appear as the weakness of mind, in reality it is not being human itself.

    That can be done though inspiration from the holy men, great heroes of the nation whose examples are above. Self help books can come to help only if one is eager to internalize it and apply it in real life. Only reading them would not help. Even those great heroes have applied them in action.

    So when jesus says – kingdom of god is within you, then don’t make your god inferior, which it is not, And certainly not by succumbing to murmurs and rumours of others.

    • naren

      well written , Spartan example good.

    • ESWAR

      The IAS example has not well written but idea is good.

      Charioter of mind plus crazy rumours do not mind – excellent words and relevant to the topic

      In third paragraph ,many typing or grammatical mistakes so I am not able to say anything

      Why one concept of false rumour given three paragraphs? Please avoid

      U have well explained the Gandhiji example in a fantastic manner than me. I learnt here from u.

      Ambedkar plus dalit or caste concept is relevant today. To my mind, it has not striken——–very sad.

      If possible please provide me link to spartan eg. I am curious to learn.

      A good effort and thanks for giving me opportunity. I hope u come up with more good essays in future too.

      All the best.

      • G.

        hey i have corrected the spelling mistakes in the infidelity paragraph. there were only 2 or 3. starting line is a bit poetic and similie.

        thanks for your valuable reviews. after reading more essays i have realized my many deficiencies and lacking in the thinking process.

        and ya too mcuh rumourmongering .. hahah

        next time i will rectify them
        thanks again bro and ya i will try to be regular here bro and learn from you as well

      • dileep

        Eswar, Please review mine.

      • Ashutosh

        please review mine

    • Ashutosh

      Yaar example is nice but not connecting. Secondly i couldnt understand what is plato doing here
      “When plato and in bhagavad gita, mind analyzed through a chariot analogy, control over them has been their main concern.”

      but i loved these two examples
      1) research have found, is the fear psychosis among humans, for losing out on status quo.

      2)In the case of the battle of Thermopylae, 300 spartans fought against the mighty Persian army many times more in number.

      You have a good hand in writing but somewhere the personal individual touch was missing, which is called your own philosophy. Try to dig the content more deep and in next essay show more deep thinking.

      Well for the UPSC level it could be a scoring essay, work on the structure a little bit
      please review mine

    • Hope

      Nice essay but drifted a bit out of topic in middle. Opening is good and ending superb. Avoid going out of topic. Rest very good essay.

      • G.

        Hey can you specify where did I get drifted . It would then exactly point out my mistake.
        Thanks

        • Hope

          3rd 4th and 5th para. Could have been better linked or altogether skipped.

        • Hope

          3rd, 4th and 5th para.

  • Unformidable

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    Rough Draft because of paucity of time.
    1) Start of with a story of a girl who is studying in one of the best college,doesnt have smartphone despite from being a well to do family.She doesnt bother wen her friends humiliate her.Thus the quote applies.
    –Explaination of the quote
    -Subjective interpretation.
    eg- Having food at a roadside can be inferior for a billionarie but sumbdy might take it differently.
    2)Historically instances :- Starting from 18th centuary – Called as era of decay-Falling mughals and India as a decaying society because we alowed the britishers to consider it that way.Scholars of history also perputate it eg Cambridge school.
    —Indian freddom movt and how our freddom fighters like Tilak revived our faith in our culture etc etc.
    3)Economic – the demaraction in developed and developing countries – the idea of LDC’S cz the devloping countires themselves have internalised the idea–Perpuating their biases —Bhutan eg of including GHI thus not going through accepted notions.
    —Wealth accumulation doesnt make one superioir to a middle class man.
    4)Political – Minority party MP’s eg Bhagwant Maan have been raising crucail reasons despite meagre presence in parlt thus not limiting himself up even when he is nt listened to.
    —Pressure groups and Ngo despite not having actvie influence on policies thus hv been neglected in past but today hv established themselves-thus indirect influence on policies thus hey didnt let themself emrge as inferior group.
    5)Social – LGBT,EG- Tim Cook openely accepted his gay a she is prund of it.In case of Rape victims,social stigma cos they let themselves be felt inferirored.
    –Similary caste,gender role plays.
    –Woman have percieved they ar ent good at certain tasks thus they were made inferioir.
    6)Internationally – UN bodies.Only 5 permanent members-immense power but other must still put their point as they have eqaul status as U.N members.
    –India in Wto talks,despite continous nagging and was made inferior by developed abt its stand but it didnt budge.
    7)Behavioural – Human tendeny to make up an image or portrayl which is not true.
    eg when all of us want to look technoligxally updated,riding a bicycle to college will be inferior but its again perception.
    – U allow and u hv that thought process due to which it happens.
    Issues associted with it :-
    1)affects psychologically- mental health- cause of increasing depression in youngsters.
    2)Status freaks..real things which value hv lost importance- all shoshbaaji
    3)Create hieracrchies- thus more difference and stratification of the society.
    Conclusion- Strong character building from school- Devlopment of a spiritualistic side which helps in dealing with all of it-Parents can play instrumental role–Shackle our exisitng believes — Mahatma Gandhi – father of our nation went to the second roundtable conference in his dhoti and met the british royal the same way.he didnt felt inferir cos of a human of having strong character.need to take lesson from our ancestors who believed in the principle of Simple living ,high thinking and not so fickle minded that anybody cna make u feel bad about urself or your parents.
    The girl in Miranda House gradully came to be know as someone with her own unique stand and atittude and gradually adored for her string character.

    please review.

  • sankar

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
    The given proverb is articulated by Eleaner Rossevelet. In this proverb, he wants to expose the general tendency of human being to feel themselves inferior while being criticized by others or feeling inferior while comparing themselves with others. This inferiority towards themselves is encompassing all the component of lives. In this field of comparison and relative superiority with others, people often forget that every individual has its own unique talents which are extraordinary in itself. This tendency of feeling inferior to themselves entrenched in human psyche so much that most of us fell victim of this disease in one or other way throughout our life. This feeling can be seen in every stage of life and its impact can be seen over social-cultural and economic development of society in particular and national development in general. This tendency of inferiority becomes hindrance to the holistic and all-round development of individual in particular and the impact of incomplete human development spills over and contributes to the incomplete social development.
    Firstly, the impact of this psyche of inferiority is perceived by individual and family with respect to observing his/her children’s behavior with other children. In this very initial stage of life, parents started to compare children’s behavior of absorbing and responding to the directives of parents vis-à-vis other’s children’s behavior of doing the same. This tendency of comparison often lead to putting unnecessary burden on children against their ability and will and instead of nurturing his own unique talent or wit and knowledge, this leads to suppressing his/her unique talents which leads unfortunate ending of life of lacs of students by committing suicide or adopting evil means to secure good placement or career. To maintain either status quo or ensuring better future for their children, parents often indulge in illegal practices such giving bribes or pleading for good ranks to their children in order to have a good placement and admission into an institute of high repertoire as well as quality.
    Another dimension of doing comparison in the society especially in India is based on gender selective approach. In this system, from the very beginning, most of parents start to give second-class treatment to girl-children in comparison to boy-children by keeping the preoccupied view about girls that they are inferior or burden for family and lack ability to earn and cooperate family in many fields whereas boy-children are capable of and will extend their hands in order to earn for tow-pieces of breads for family. This attitude towards girls often leads to malnutrition and low work participation and girls and becomes hindrance to women empowerment by making them self-reliance or self-dependent.
    The Indian society has inherited many things from the age-old tradition and customs prevailed in ancient time so here it is prudent to give some lights on those issues too. In the ancient society, there was a general belief that people of weaker or downtrodden section were considered inferior and they were not allowed to do rituals or enter into religious places. Such section of people was not considered part of society by the upper caste of people. They were excluded from many benefits and attributes required for the human development and socio-economic and political empowerment like getting access to affordable and quality education, economic empowerment by getting good jobs and political empowerment through active participation in the democratic process and vying for the development of their community. In spites of this prevailed belief in the society in the ancient time, the general idleness and unwillingness of this section were also equally responsible for the deteriorated condition of those people. These sections had succumbed to the principled articulated and imposed by the upper class and instead they did very little to their own upliftment.
    This tendency has been more or less prevailing in the modern society especially in India despites having impact of globalization over Indian society. In this modern age, globalization has gradually been fading the impact of these age-old practices and customs, but these are still persisting in Indian society.
    However, this diversity had showed a great strength in many occasions in Indian history. The most import occasion was the freedom struggle for Independence India. In this war of independence, people of India had showed great valor and courage and they overcome every hurdle in their journey of freedom struggle. After every humiliating defeat at the hand of British Administrations, they fought back and came with great strength and started preparation for another manoevoures and this persistent efforts and determination and never considering themselves inferior to British power had ultimately led to the end of British occupation of Indian territory and finally India gained independence. These acts of courage and valor can be seen in various miraculous events of the world where people of a very small nation had showed great determination and courage and finally got their ultimate goal. Such incidents can be seen in the following war like defeat of Russia at the hand of Japanese army removed the general belief of superiority of European army. In the similar fashion, the defeat of Ital by Ethopia and the American by Vietnamese had given a common perception that the superiority of anything should not be judged through the comparison of size, strength and quality between two different individuals, instead we must focus on or acknowledge everyone’s unique talent which is basic building block for creation of a healthy society which in turn for healthy and vibrant nation. As individual is the basic building block for all these accomplishments so we must give ample space for all round development of every individual irrespective of discrimination based on caste, creed, religion and gender. However in doing so, we must be careful not to go from one extreme to another. Just as we don’t want to feel inferior to others, we must guard ourselves against feeling ourselves superior to others. We must accomplish whatever we want to do for not only ourselves but also for our fellow citizens. Most of us can accomplish a lot by keeping ourselves positive and at the same time, we can diminish ourselves by feeling inferior as well.

    • ajay

      Well good approach and egs but in initial parts inferiority part to a raha but consent and will part Thoda missing Aa hai eg of freedom struggle,society ache hain aur relevant bhi u can add rights base approach jisme bina consent and will of citizens ke development nahi hi sakta.jaisi rt to vote etc:)thnx for review:)

      • dileep

        Ajay please review mine

      • sankar

        thanks again……i learnt a lot from your essay…..thanks frnds.

    • naren

      sankar Bhai , thode pargraph chote likho toh essay bahut acha ho jayega , Italy , American example ache hain

      • sankar

        thanks bro.

    • G.

      hi sankar

      it was a good essay. please write in paragraphs so that it is easy to read.
      examples are good
      certainly dimensions also you have covered are good.

      i feel in the conclusion you could have written something extra. something motivating and not only just suggestions. that everybody will write. adding something extra will fetch more marks.

      please review mine as well bro
      thanks

      • sankar

        thanks for rvw and suggestion…….i will work on it

    • hemant

      Sahi hai. Add more dimension from other angles like spirituality, examples from corporate world may also be added.
      Hope that helps.

      • sankar

        thanks a lot bro

  • sahib

    Plz review
    it’s my first essay
    thank you

  • Winter

    NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

    “Why should we worry about what others think of us , do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
    – Brigham Young

    There are two words which is very significant in above line and that is – “we” and “others”. These small words are rather very effective because our whole world is made up of these words where an individual is surrounded by others and this makes his/her world for him/her. An individual could be in any stage of life – teenager, youth, adult, senior citizen..any. Their life’s major chunk constitutes opinions – opinions by all other people, like friends, family, neighbors etc etc. And an individual identity is more recognised by what others think about her, what they say, what do they talk about her in her presence or her absence. So our world is all woven around about OPINIONS.

    Whatever we say ‘I’, ‘ME’, ‘WE’, ‘OURSELVES’, but in these words there is a hidden matter and which force us to say these words and that is our self identity. Our identity is made up of our thinking, behaviour, actions, talk, nature and values. We in this world is being known by all these attributes. And these attributes only make us different from others. Till here everything remains perfect but the problem starts when slowly but steadily our persona tends to develop according to others opinions, when we stop following our instinct and start giving importance to what other say and think about us, when we stop listening our own heart.
    What is listening to others? Does it mean simply as said in above lines? No absolutely not, it is more than that. It is ‘the situation’ where we stop believing ourselves and start doubting in our own and ability, capacity, intelligence, will,common sense and what not. Here our mind takes over our heart and our body start to move according to mind steered heart. We can take an example to understand this situation – TV Channels, some are popular and some not so, people judge them according to their content and those who broadcast news just following peoples choice tend to show news like about daily soaps, some mega event, bollywood news, some out of the box content like black magic and what not rubbish ,so at the end we can say that channel can not equalise themselves with BBC or DD news. This example is bit humorous but surely carries a message.
    What are the reasons and why we tend to listen others? There is an answer and we can see it in phased manner. The reasons are:-
    environment– A child with birth start to grow in an environment which builds her persona like her school, her family, her friends all tend to cast a shadow over her. Like a plant grows into a tree with the help of water, light and air, a child too actually quite a reflection of her environment. During schooldays where she spends lot of her time builds her intelligence, family which teach her ethics and values and her friend where her dreams take off . All these moulds her into an adult where she would be able to take her own decision when time comes. Environment play a great role in any individuals life which is a centre of learning and which build ones confidence. Here is the point where some turns to be master of their own world but some tends to fall for others opinions. An individual lack of good or not so up to the mark environment start loosing confidence and stop follow their own instinct. Their life is much effected by what others think about her, what they advice and pour the suggestion. It is actually good to listen others but up to a point. A decision should be devoid of any others consent and we should not feel inferior at all in front of others.
    We at any point, at any time is able to make win over our insecurities and inferiority. We can achieve all desired goals irrespective of what others think of us and what they say about us. It is us who know what is best for our life and goals.

    Quoting Helen Keller -” Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face”

    The above lines by Helen Keller who in herself was a milestone in our history. A girl unable to see, speak or listen made possible what at that time seems to be impossible for anyone. She created a niche in life of her own and others defying all odds and saying by others who saw nothing into her. She proved others wrong and made her own path irrespective of others opinion. Actually she make others feel inferior in front of her . She is the legend and an inspiration who will continue to bestow a sense of individuality and proud of oneself on us. We should be bowed down by opinions which is of no use of us. But we should follow our heart and make ourselves confident enough to look directly into the face of life. which will at the end itself say “bata teri raza kya hai”.

    No one in this world can make us feel inferior without our own consent. We if feel that we are inferior to someone or something is our own fault, is our own thinking. The robe of ignorance could be thrown only by us and make ourselves face the glory of truth. We can do it by no. of ways. First we should point out what causing us to feel the way we are feeling. And once recognised that should be targeted by overcoming our weakness through training, learning and knowledge. We should identify our weak points very clearly so that other qualities should not be hampered in the process of learning. Sometimes a person tends to acquire other non significant and dangerous attributes like Ego and Proud but that should not be the case. Our fundamental aim would be to build confidence through targeting our weaknesses.
    Matters like bad complexion, mediocre education are all a tiny piece of sand which tends to irritate our life much more than our eyes. If ones personality is good and attractive others do not think about their outer look but appreciate their intelligence and persona. And those who actually count all these should be avoided and totally be ignored.

    We are defined by our qualities only and should defy all suggestions and advice and opinion of others and be a winner. We can not be superseded by these insignificant sayings. Build our life on our own terms and we will build our home life like life with only bricks of our consent only.

    A man can not be comfortable without his own approval” – Mark Twain .

    • surbhi

      nice quotes one question do you remember all this or framed from some reference.

      Review mine

      • Winter

        I was knowing two quotes only and framed the third one from reference..

        • surbhi

          nice it was even i will try to adopt your way of writing .I liked it

          • Winter

            @disqus_TJ4rfn35MH:disqus thankyou and I am sure that you will improve and by the way I too want to write better and better..so I am learning too🙂

  • minaxi

    NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

    ”Inferiority” a word and feeling which is hated and accepted at the same time by a person or an entity who is vulnerable of internal dilemmas or external atrocities either physical or psychological. In this world, every person or entity is subject of compassion by individuals, society, organisations, nations etc. Based on these comparison one decide the inferiority and superiority of another person. And it depend on the person (subject of comparison) that he accept the parameter of comparison or judgment of a person about his worth and quality.

    No other person can understand the worth of a person than that person him/herself. In India, where women worth is measured from her sexuality. A rape victim women is tagged as characterless and wonton.Instead of encouraging and supporting that person, society declared her worthless and honorless. Now that woman is inferior to other woman , though , It should not be forget women are considered inferior breed in general.Same was true with Suzette Jordan, who fight for justice not only for herself, but for other girls and women too.

    Every person and entity has their own quality, their worth, and talent. No two person are same. In a world, where physical strength have immense value, Stephen Hawking worth can not be neglected, He proved himself even after facing lot of adversities. He proved that person as whole can never inferior to others if he has courage, determination and confidence in his own worth, his own efforts.

    Nor an entity can entirely dependent on other’s judgement about himself. In colonial era, India was considered an inferior civilization, which was besotted with poverty, backward caste system , corruption etc. Though, Indian intelligentsia knew that, India had these problems yet they refused to accept India as a inferior country. Indians fight for freedom and complete independence, and later on established a vibrant democracy and become a role model of successful democracy despite lot of problems.

    Therefore, every person has a right to keep opinion about other, But everyone also has a right to accept and reject other’s opinion too. Since every person is not capable to understand the inherent quality and virtue of another person, neither everyone can comprehend the objectives of one’s actions and decisions.It is also possible, that other’s decision is cl9ouded with prejudice, stigma and jealusy. Such kind of judgement work as demoralizer for other human being, if he takes them seriously, without analysing his own efforts.

    Many women accept the lower status in social and economic sphere due to lack of confidence in their capabilities and worth.They accept any good social and economic status as privilege rather than right.

    Now the question arises, should we not consent with anyone about their opinion on ourselves? This world is place, No One can improve in isolation. Human being learn and improve, by comparing the things, qualities etc with respect to each other or with respect to time. We take help of our parents, teachers, siblings and friends and sometime experts to analyse the things , our ideas, our actions, and want to learn drawbacks and loopholes within them.

    There may be many occasion, when one learn the inferiority of his actions and decision. Though Indian society especially upper caste was used to take a pride in it’s cultural practice of Sati, but later on, with time, and development of rational thinking, Indian came to know about not only inferiority of this ritual but also about the inhumane and derogatory nature of such practice.

    India as a social, economic and political system still is in boundation of many inferior practices like caste system, child labour, communalization and use of money and muscle in Indian politics. And no matter how much hurtful it is, we can not deny the inferiority of such practices and a democratic secular nation, where equality and rule of law are fundamental rights provided by constitution.

    However, It will not be wise to accept that, India is inferior to others in any aspect. As, when we begin to believe about the claim of inferiority of a system as whole, we loses the opportunity and motivation to improve. We can rectify a mistake, we can solve the problems, we can improve the performance, we can remove the drawbacks, which are affecting the efficiency and effectiveness of a system. But we can not not change a system by considering it inferior as a whole. To improve a system, there is need to encourage positive aspect of it, while removing the inferior or undesirable aspect of it.

    However, In this situation, one can ask that, who will decide that what are the positive and negative aspect or superiority and inferiority of a thing? Everyone has the right to have an opinion about the things or person or event of one’s concern. And based on those criteria one divide these things in good and bad. Yet superiority and inferiority of a person or a entity is relative to contexts they are subject to. Like a lathi may be good weapon for security purpose in villages from wild animals, yet in modern warfares it is inferior quality of arm.similarly, some technologies like VCR and steam engines are not compatible to modern technologies of virtual realities and jet engines, hence are considered inferior quality, But one should not forget that, earlier technologies provided the base for modern world.

    But, more than the other’s It depend upon oneself that how we see ourself, lack of inferiority complex does not mean that one is arrogant and have superiority complex, It means, a person believes scientific thinking, he accept the problems in oneselves, and try to improve himself by using his talent and innovativeness.

    There is no perfection in this world, We all move toward the perfection and some are behind and some are ahead, yet everyone is part of race.Neither One can become superior by declaring other as inferior, Nor, one can improve himself by accepting himself as inferior.Respect and compassion for other opinion help to develop a harmonic society and confidence and trust in oneself help to maintain one’s uniqness while developing harmony with society.

    Plz review…

    • naren

      well written essay. you can add world context views from east to west and south to north like JK Rowling, Sudarasan , stalin , Mohammed yunus, Malala yufjai , Kailash Satyarthi and so on , but I missed there names in my essay.

    • yogi

      Hello Minaxi 🙂
      My views:
      Intro : is good, u have defined inferiority+ could have touched upon the consent part to make it complete.
      In this world, every person or entity is subject of *compassion** —comparison
      Rape victim para—fine, but not fitting the theme, u can change it a bit to fit the theme, something like this –>despite being a rape victim Suzette Jordan did not let herself to consider as inferior and fought for the dignity and rights of the women,. Your para is not making the consent clear.
      Stephen Hawking —superb example
      In colonial era,—this para is good—just a suggestion, u could have begun the body of essay with this para to maintain temporal continuity and to bring flow in the essay.
      Many women accept the lower status in social and economic sphere due to lack of confidence in their capabilities and worth. They accept any good social and economic status as privilege rather than right.—fit this in a para, in isolation the context or purpose of this example is lacking clarity.
      that other’s decision is *cl9ouded* —are u still saving ur laptop’s battery, :-p :-p
      should we not consent with anyone about their opinion on ourselves?—other side of the theme—good,
      caste system, etc.—you have not dealt the consent part, yes it is inferior to have such practices, but it is not clear as by whom the consent is being given to that feeling of inferiority. In words of Guruji, please be clear my friend ???????
      VCR—wrote full form as well.
      In this situation, one can ask that, who will decide that what are the positive and negative aspect or superiority and inferiority of a thing? –—should it be discussed????. Theme is not about things, it is about “we the people” not lathi, engine and aircrafts..How will a lathi give his/her own consent???
      Conclusion is good,
      Overall, not ur best , the essay is lacking in structure and at places it looked as a deviation from the theme, at other places the link with the theme is missing. Flow is lacking as I had to halt number of times to understand the things. Suggestion:- plan the content and order of placing the content before writing the essay.
      Keep writing, with time we all will be better 🙂
      Thanks and ATB 🙂

      • minaxi

        Thanks Yogi…

        There will is no benefit to defend my essay. I consent with your viewpoint about essay.
        No, I am not saving Battery,
        the essay is lacking in structure ??Aravind has asked to write rough structure of essay. Now, I am in dilemma, How to present a non-existance thing.
        Actually, I prepared a structure, But It seems, My rough draft is not that strong. 🙁
        Now, I am determined to write a better essay next time.

        Thanks and ATB.. 🙂

  • Shubham Vashishtha

    i wanna ask everyone how u think till this extent ….its comendable ..plz provide some help

  • Shubham Vashishtha

    how to increase writing skills ..mine not that good…plz help i m living in despair

  • Vishwa

    Its in our basic human tendency to value our self, based on the social mirror i.e the combined reflections of opinions, perceptions and paradigm of people around us. Hence, its evident that being a mere social animal we humans are always influenced by the people around us either directly or indirectly. But, that need not be true and if we choose to, we can get away from being influenced by this social mirror.
    As we all know, nothing can destroy iron except its own rust, likewise no one has the power to make us feel inferior except our own self, if we try and analyze any such situation where we might have felt inferior in out past it becomes clear that, the real cause for all the pain we had experienced was not due to what had happened to us but, how we responded to it, and our response was based on our perception of that specific situation.
    Our mindset depends on our thoughts which frame our mindset and influence our perception of the world around us. So it becomes clear that our feeling of inferior has everything to do with our own self and if choose not to consent to it we would never feel inferior.
    Always keeping in mind what matters the most is not what happens to us but, how we choose to react to it, will keep us in control of our reactions towards everything that we experience in our life.

    • Athena

      It might qualify as a good answer but certainly not a good essay

      • surbhi

        review mine

      • Vishwa

        thanks for reading it, as u said it certainly is not an essay.. will work on it. 🙂

  • aspirant

    Please do review and suggest how to improve:)

  • TheFlash

    Hi, this is my first try at writing essays. Pls review it and provide your valuable feedback. Thanks in advance. 🙂

  • Ashutosh

    Dear Friends, this time i am writing in English (not Hindi), please review my English abilities 🙂
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

    The ship was sailing towards the main land of India, leaving the torturous Cellular Jail behind , a rising sun welcomed me back towards life as it moved closer to the shore, I survived in between the people who lost their minds by the pains inflicted on all of us, survived because i never ceased to believe that i will go back to Bengal again. I never believed when other’s said that we had to die there in the closed cells of Andaman, I kept my trust alive and finally sailed back to the life from a gruesome prison.
    – Sachindra Nath Sanyal in’ Bandi Jeevan’

    The words above from one of the greatest freedom fighter of India signifies the importance of trust and believe in ourselves. If we are prepared from inside to take the challenges which life puts in our ways and if we are not bogged down by what others say then surely we are able to cross all hurdles coming in our way. The fundamental thing which is required to build one’s life is a courage to move forward. Those who achieve extra ordinary things in life are the ones who do ‘extra’ beyond the ‘ordinary’, they search for a meaning in the life while others pass their lives in search of a living. They listen to others , think on the advice of others and then do what they decide is best for them while there are others who take directions from others as ‘Biblic quotes’ and lead their lives based on what ‘others’ feel is good for them, their happiness , their sorrow is based on how others see them.The ordinary ones do not introspect and develop their own perspective but they compete endlessly to feel their worth in other’s eyes and if they do not, they fell into the trap of inferiority. Hence inferiority does not always result from your actions but from the viewpoint of others which you let interfere in your own lives.

    History is full of examples which show that a man suffers when he accept the sufferings inflicted upon him. Manusmriti ruled that the Shudras who listened to Vedas should be punished with their ears poured with boiling lead, the Woman who sleeps with men other than her husband should be tortured to death and there were more similar rulings which created a false structure in the society to rule the masses. These type of texts shaped the society in such a way that it was accepted as a divine tradition and the people by heart stuck themselves to these beliefs. It was not until Buddhism and Jaininsm came to revive the thinking in society and provided the path of liberation which was free from social structure and traditions. The Buddhist Sanghas opened its door for all the humans and made them realize that it was not the king but they themselves who were forcing the cruel practices on them.Like the ancient Varna System, later on it was the caste system which made the people belief on the hardships they were in, were due to some misdeeds in their earlier births. The British rule used this caste system to divide the India because they knew India cannot unite until and unless the caste system is done away with.

    It was the British only, who made the Indians feel that they are to be ruled by the white men because they are the torch bearers of modern civilization.Actually not the British but we ourselves consented for the British Raj by feeling inferior to the British. Great thinkers like Jyotiba Phule, Bheem Rao Ambedkar, Ramaswamy Naykar, Justice Ranade and others always fought against the malpractices of Indian culture, they tried to make India free from Mental slavery which was due to their own consent. Phule once said that our slavery is not due to our economic disparity, our bad health, our bad surroundings, our low wages , our dark skin or our uncivilized tongue but due to the mental slavery which we are doing free of cost for the so called high castes.

    Same is the case with female sex in the society, a number of feminists have argued that ‘a sex is born but gender is what society makes’. It is the society which makes a woman feel inferior to his male counterpart by highlighting the natural differences. As per the feminist thinkers like ‘Rosa Luxemberg’ the male – female distinction stands true in the case of a child birth while in all other areas women and men can do the same work, but the society has fooled women to believe that their natural role is of mothers, so they should take the jobs of Nurses and teachers rather than drivers or soldiers. Women’s own consent and acceptance of the patriarchy has resulted in their sidelining. This personal inferiority also reflects in the making of nations so the states become an extension of patriarchy. Truly said ‘personal is political’.

    In case of a nation, which is defined as a group of peoples sharing common beliefs, history, traditions, language, common enemy or geology , we can see the presence of inferiority due to collective consent of the people. ‘Che Guevera’ in his famous speech described that the current world order which is being heavily shaped by the Hegemony of US is not because US is all powerful , but it is due the validity affixed to it by the small states.. He meant that by refusing a hegemony a small state can prove its own existence and work for its own welfare, which we can now see in the form of a small nation Cuba, which progressed despite the encirclement done by US.

    Its not only will which makes someone oppose the forceful notion or follow its own path but it also requires preparation and courage to move in a new direction. It was not until we prepared ourselves to follow the principle of non alignment completely, by ensuring self dependence in the field of agriculture and army. The famous of quote of late president Lal Bahadur Shastri “Jai Jawan Jai Kishan” was envisioned to prepare ourselves for making our presence feel in the world arena. It was only due to our preparation that we developed our consent to refuse America’s poor quality wheat grains ‘PL48’ and shake hands with USSR to make a path for our future dreams. In case of our neighbor China also, it is we who have not given it any room for arm twisting, our opposition to its stapled Visas are evidences that we not going to accept any humiliation in any case.

    Based on the discussion above, we can say Inferiority is based on our consent, its not something which is real but it is something which comes out of relativity. It is only due to comparisons that we do in order to judge our position and status with respect to others . The rampant corruption in our country is the best example to describe the effects of inferiority. We give our own consent to be compared with others, we strive hard to deposit more bank balance, a big house, and all the luxuries just to get a good parity with others. We do not realize and introspect that the thing for which we are making unethical decisions are not real but just a part of comparison. Inferiority increases as we increase the comparisons and so increases the imbalances in our mind to achieve more. Great thinkers have always said that “we should strive not to defeat others but win over ourselves”.

    In some cases we already know that what we are doing is against our own principles but still we accept to achieve more in comparison. For example we know that global warming has affected the earth in a numerous ways, the bleaching of coral reefs, increase in the frequency of floods, droughts, epidemics, increasing temperatures etc are evidences that our environment is degrading continuously. In the RIO summit 1992 we developed some rules to protect our environment and in 1997 we accepted the Kyoto Protocol to reduce our carbon emissions , but are we seriously following them. The answer is negative because to achieve more comfort and luxuries we are increasing our carbon foot prints even after knowing that we have to pay for this in the long term. We are giving consent to our present to ruin our future because we do not want to be called undeveloped. The irony here is that we are following the ideas of development which were propagated by the west, they defined development as increased per capita energy usage and we accepted that. They made us believe that we are poor because we are not industrialized. With our own consent they took away from us the Gandhian ideology of saving ,caring and nurturing and made us also the exploiters of nation . This is not to oppose the development, development is quite necessary but the ways to achieve it should not be exploiting and overusing.

    People may also argue that inferiority complex leads people to achieve something but in that case we should understand the difference between healthy competition and inferiority. One who is submerged in inferiority feelings can not compete in a healthy manner which will eventually lead to corruptness of mind. Inferiority as said is a relative outside pressure while a healthy competition evokes progress from inside. When a child is taught and compared to his fellow students then it is meant to develop his capability to live in this world.

    In the end we can summarize that it is all in our own hands to shape our lives, no body can dictate an individual or a nation to follow a line if it does not agree. Inferiority is something that comes from outside when we compare ourselves to others. A number of Indian Paralympic champions have proved that in spite of their disabilities and the inferiority put on them by society , they came forward and achieved for themselves and the country. A healthy society needs creative thinking and innovation which according to Dr. Abdul Kalaam comes when we think out of the box and refuse to accept with respect what others dictate is good for us.

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    References:

    1) Ram Chandra Guha, India After Gandhi & India after Nehru
    2) Amartya Sen, Violence and Identity crisis
    3) Abdul Kalaam, Forge your future
    4) Sachindranath Sanyal, Bandi Jeevan
    5) Jyoti Ba Phule, Gulaam Giri
    6) Man’ s search for meaning, Victor Frankl

    • Abhay

      It was good it essay, your presented it well. No need to write the references, I guess. Intro was spot on, flow was good. But what I think some where the link with the topic was missing. You mainly talked those who were positive since outset, others aspect can also be touched. Over all very good attempt, keep writing. All the Best.

    • surbhi

      nice commendable seriously
      full of information.

      Review mine

    • Oppenheimer

      the way you imbibed the environment section was commendable… you brought it to a different level… you tried to bring holistic approach… however few more sections could have been included… nevertheless it was a good attempt… now getting the chill of tough competition… 🙂
      Last piece of advice.. the opening lines which you have mentioned were good… but will you remember it in exam hall? If yes, then go with it… if no, then try those quotes or stories which you can write on your own in exam hall…

      • Ashutosh

        thankyou Sneh,
        for your valuable review. If you take this as a competition you will feel pressure, take this as upgrading yourself through cooperation amongst us, you will feel better.

        • Oppenheimer

          can you please review my essay.. its for Week 25 essay challenge…

          • Ashutosh

            Yeah i have done that, you also please review mine, switched back to Hindi this time.

  • Mrinal Mukherjee

    Please review 🙂

    • Mrinal Mukherjee

      PS :

      Guys , the order is all messed up!

      The second page starts from ” This incident… ”
      The Third page starts from ” Rather than undermining oneself …”
      The fourth page starts from ” Dominating upon them …In other words ….”

      Thank-you

  • Ck

    give ur suggestion plz

  • Just do it

    kindly review:
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    NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU (individual, family, town, state, country, world) FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.

    A kid was travelling along with his brother to his home town. They reached railway station in late evening. So they started searching of a conveyance to reach their home. Everyone was ready but denied after knowing their caste. End of the day, they were made to travel by foot. He (kid) was treated as untouchable and discriminated at every stage of life. Even in home town, he studied outside of the classroom. He did not vowed down in front of odds but fought with courage. That kid was Shri B. R. Ambedkar, father of Indian constitution. A true example of ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’.
    In late 4th BC, people were suffering from the rigid caste rules and other evils. This time people started thinking about their inferior status in compare to Brahmins. So started thinking about other options and gave support to Jainism and Buddhism to remove their inferior status in society. In 18th CE, Mughal ruler Aurangzeb started barbaric actions on the Sikhs and thought them inferior to Muslims. But Sikh gave their reaction by establishing “KALSHA” to fight with Aurangzeb.
    The English convinced Indians that culture of India is inferior to that of European. In 1857 revolt, some “Educated Indian” thought this revolt is backward approach so they supported East India Company. This was also circulated that natives wouldn’t administer their country alone without the help of foreigners. But this feeling was removed by our reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Vivekananda. This feeling was also enhanced by unearthing some archeological sites like Harappa civilization, Humpi monuments etc. Indian always thought as “laborers” and not fit for companies’ top positon like Indian civil service. This myth was broken by an Indian Shri. Satyendranath Tagore. The feeling of inferiority was removed now Indians were started thinking about their upliftment. India’s struggle for independence is a live example of renaissance of Indian consent.
    B. G Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabahbhai Patel and others freedom fighters gave Indians the feeling of equality, fraternity and secularity. They pumped confidence into Indians. Now Indians became more assertive against the English rule. This felling of equalization gave us independence otherwise we would have been living in same rule.
    On the eve of independence, world was doubtful that Indian could frame constitution. But we proved them wrong. The constituent assembly drafted the constitution in the supervision of same person who made himself a gem among others with his will in spite of various hurdles. Presently, we are largest democracy in the world and having biggest written constitution in the world. India is only country which have such diversity of religions, customs and languages.
    When we got independence, we had nothing like own satellites, missiles, communication systems, etc. Due to strong will of people, we are now among the group of nuclear power country. We started our own approach in the field of satellites, now world is looking toward us for putting satellites in orbit in low cost. We are now one of the countries who have own navigation system. India gives doctors, engineers and other professional to world. We are playing an important role in world wide researches. The social, economic and other problems could not stop Indians to become equal among the world.
    When we got independence, we merely had any other economic activity then agriculture. India had large chunk of population in the poverty. But the spirit of equality, now India is among the fastest growing country in the world. There was a myth that Indians cannot be good mangers but this proved wrong by Indians like Indra Nooyi. We are in every sphere service sector. Before hundred years ago, Indian were thought as tea planters, laborers and inferiors, now giving tough competition to world. India is now playing important role in world level organizations like World Trade Organization, United Nations etc. India is seen as serious players in climate change efforts. Now world is appreciating the cultural values of Indians and even following Indians.
    This above confidence was shown by many personalities e.g. Marry Kom, a mother of two kids, became boxer because of strong will. Bill gates was a college dropout who is now in the list of top 10 richest persons in the world. PM Narendra Modi who was denied for US visa, now he is addressing the US congress! These people have nothing different than the common man but they are different from them in their thinking and not allowing to germinate inferiority in their mind and their activity.
    Nature does not discriminate on the bases of religion or name. Everyone has equal space. Everyone has same set of bones, mind and other organs but they are different in their own thinking. Our constitution gives a fair protection to every strata of society like equality, fraternity and liberty to promote everyone towards apex. Now this depends on an individual’s consent. So no one can feel you inferior without your consent. Once A.P.J Abdul Kalam rightly said-
    “All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

  • aspirant

    Guys plzzz review my essay plzzz

  • vishnu

    We as human beeings has always arranged things in an hirearchical manner assigning inferior or superior qualities to things. Natural resources animals our surroundings even human races has been put through this loop of gradings. This quality of ours has been used to put better efforts in utilizing our scarcely available resources but when we apply the same logic to humans it follows a dangerous trend

    The earliest example of this hirearchical attitude of ours can be witnessed in evolution of caste system in our society. Eventhough every occupation has its dignity and no system can function if every strata of society function coherently we assign levels to the occupation we do. Eventhough in the earlier times the shudras and the vaishyas were regarded as low castes the whole weight of the empire fell in their shoulders, they were the tax payers and whose effort of labour made the whole empire tick still they were assigned a lower status in the society. The law books discriminated against them stil they did not realize how important their contributions were, they accepted the positions which was accorded to them without much of a fight and accepted the inhuman discriminations which were accorded to them. This acceptence of their status would not have happend if they had realuzed how important their role was in maintaining the society but their acceptence of the system has resulted in creating a psychological barrier which even today after 70 years of independence they struggle to overcome. This process was further comtinued later during the British raj were they projected themselves as a superior race and us as an inferior race, some sections of the indian society readily accepted the inferior status and started looking down on anything which was “Indian”, even after 70 years of independence we can see the colonial hang over even today. We accord a higher status to anything which is of foreign origin. We blindly trust any products and prefer things which was “made in” western countries but not things which are “made in india”. Our obsession with white skin and thinking of people with darker skin as “ugly” has resulted in fairness cream industry in India booming. We ourselves accept that people with darker skin as inferior such shallow thinking has created more damage than good. Instead of analyzing a charecter of a person we hav given status to a person in accordence with their appearence, family which he belongs to or which occupation he does.
    This readily acceptence of inferiority is a dangerous trend. If we have accepted ourselves as inferior there will be no fight left ib us and we are prone to exploitation from people who we think as superior. We justify the exploitation by considering ourselves as inferior. One of the ourcome of this superiority complex can be seen in the form of WW2. The nazis saw themselves as the superior race and in order to maintain the superior race they decided to wipe out rest of the race which rhey felt where inferior
    In a diverse and multi cultural nation like India we can not afford for to develop this notion of superiority of a perticular sect of people. Our society hinges upon the notion of harmony and unity between different sects of people. If this balence is disturbed there can be ethinical clashes between different sections of people and can lead to communal violence regionilism and seperatist movements.
    Even for our children we put a tag as inferior or superior on the basis of academic grades which they achieve. Grading of students just on the basis of academics has resulted in development of inferiority complex among them. He has been told that unless he scores a good grade he becomes inferior, this pressure from parents and school has resulted in imposing a lot of stress in his mind and this has resulted in him not exploring his natural talents and intrests which may lie elswhere. This unidimensional thinking will result in forming a generation which are bling herds which follows a tried and tested path and not a new path and effect the innovation and creativity of our country and seriously undermine the ideas of “start up india” which is based on creativity.

    Eventhough in early history we see the discrimination meeted out to people on the basis of “inferior” occupation later on we see people revolting against the accepted norms, many of the socio relegious reforms and changes in the society happend due to people not accepting the pre existing and accepted norms. It is the basis of human nature to survive and inorder to survive he needs to hav an optisim which he feels that tommorow is going to be better but when he accepts the chains of social norms which bounds him then he quenched that feeling of better tommorow and prevent himself from pushing himself for a better future.
    India which is currently pushing itself for a msnor role in the global picture can not afford this acceptence of inferiority. The world points to our poverty and poor social indicators but if accept this and shy away from thinking big we will always remain an inferior country and would not play any role in the global stage.
    The people who rejects the accepted norms of the society and move beyond the envolope of the established limits has always been criticized upon in the begining but later they become the succesful people and role model for future generations to come but the people who has accepted their present norms social bondage has always been the dust which has accumilated in the pages of history

  • vishnu

    We as human beeings has always arranged things in an hirearchical manner assigning inferior or superior qualities to things. Natural resources animals our surroundings even human races has been put through this loop of gradings. This quality of ours has been used to put better efforts in utilizing our scarcely available resources but when we apply the same logic to humans it follows a dangerous trend

    The earliest example of this hirearchical attitude of ours can be witnessed in evolution of caste system in our society. Eventhough every occupation has its dignity and no system can function if every strata of society function coherently we assign levels to the occupation we do. Eventhough in the earlier times the shudras and the vaishyas were regarded as low castes the whole weight of the empire fell in their shoulders, they were the tax payers and whose effort of labour made the whole empire tick still they were assigned a lower status in the society. The law books discriminated against them stil they did not realize how important their contributions were, they accepted the positions which was accorded to them without much of a fight and accepted the inhuman discriminations which were accorded to them. This acceptence of their status would not have happend if they had realuzed how important their role was in maintaining the society but their acceptence of the system has resulted in creating a psychological barrier which even today after 70 years of independence they struggle to overcome. This process was further comtinued later during the British raj were they projected themselves as a superior race and us as an inferior race, some sections of the indian society readily accepted the inferior status and started looking down on anything which was “Indian”, even after 70 years of independence we can see the colonial hang over even today. We accord a higher status to anything which is of foreign origin. We blindly trust any products and prefer things which was “made in” western countries but not things which are “made in india”. Our obsession with white skin and thinking of people with darker skin as “ugly” has resulted in fairness cream industry in India booming. We ourselves accept that people with darker skin as inferior such shallow thinking has created more damage than good. Instead of analyzing a charecter of a person we hav given status to a person in accordence with their appearence, family which he belongs to or which occupation he does.
    This readily acceptence of inferiority is a dangerous trend. If we have accepted ourselves as inferior there will be no fight left ib us and we are prone to exploitation from people who we think as superior. We justify the exploitation by considering ourselves as inferior. One of the ourcome of this superiority complex can be seen in the form of WW2. The nazis saw themselves as the superior race and in order to maintain the superior race they decided to wipe out rest of the race which rhey felt where inferior
    In a diverse and multi cultural nation like India we can not afford for to develop this notion of superiority of a perticular sect of people. Our society hinges upon the notion of harmony and unity between different sects of people. If this balence is disturbed there can be ethinical clashes between different sections of people and can lead to communal violence regionilism and seperatist movements.
    Even for our children we put a tag as inferior or superior on the basis of academic grades which they achieve. Grading of students just on the basis of academics has resulted in development of inferiority complex among them. He has been told that unless he scores a good grade he becomes inferior, this pressure from parents and school has resulted in imposing a lot of stress in his mind and this has resulted in him not exploring his natural talents and intrests which may lie elswhere. This unidimensional thinking will result in forming a generation which are bling herds which follows a tried and tested path and not a new path and effect the innovation and creativity of our country and seriously undermine the ideas of “start up india” which is based on creativity.

    Eventhough in early history we see the discrimination meeted out to people on the basis of “inferior” occupation later on we see people revolting against the accepted norms, many of the socio relegious reforms and changes in the society happend due to people not accepting the pre existing and accepted norms. It is the basis of human nature to survive and inorder to survive he needs to hav an optisim which he feels that tommorow is going to be better but when he accepts the chains of social norms which bounds him then he quenched that feeling of better tommorow and prevent himself from pushing himself for a better future.
    India which is currently pushing itself for a msnor role in the global picture can not afford this acceptence of inferiority. The world points to our poverty and poor social indicators but if accept this and shy away from thinking big we will always remain an inferior country and would not play any role in the global stage.
    The people who rejects the accepted norms of the society and move beyond the envolope of the established limits has always been criticized upon in the begining but later they become the succesful people and role model for future generations to come but the people who has accepted their present norms social bondage has always been the dust which has accumilated in the pages of history

  • durgesh patel

    kindly review:

    • Ashutosh

      दुर्गेश पटेल जी ,
      आपका निबंध बहुत ही मौलिक है और भाषा भी सरल है । एक चीज है जो मुझे थोड़ा आखरी की आपने अवरता पर तो ध्यान दिया परन्तु सहमति के सम्बन्ध में आप ने ज्यादा विश्लेषण नहीं किया है । यह बात ठीक है की अवर महसूस करना हम पर निर्भर करता है परन्तु आपको इस बात का भी अध्ययन करना चाहिए था की कैसे हम हीन भावना को व्यक्तिगत कमजोरियों के कारण स्वीकार कर लेते हैं

      दूसरा पहलु यह था की आपने इतिहास के उदाहरणों पर जोर दिया है जबकि समकालीन उदहारण नहीं है । आपने हीनता का दर्शन समूह के रूप में अपने लेख में स्पष्ट किया है परन्तु व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर ध्यान नहीं दिया । आप इसे भ्रस्टाचार के उदहारण से जोड़ सकते हैं । साथ ही आप महिलाओं के प्रति दुर्व्यवहार को भी इंगित कर सकते हैं ।

      मैं आपका दूसरा निबंध परीक्षित कर रहा हूँ और दोनों ही भाषा व भाव में उत्तम लगे । अगली बार आप विस्तृत पहलुओं पर जोर देने का प्रयास कीजियेगा ।

      एक निवेदन है की आप मेरा निबंध भी देखें ।

      • durgesh patel

        धन्यवाद् आशुतोष जी, आपके परिक्षण और सुझाव बहुमूल्य हैं | मई आपके निबंध का परिक्षण अवश्य करूँगा |

  • purushottam

    There will be a inferior complexity among many people based on many situation.It may be about a Future,competition,Game,Race,Business,Politics,Economical situation etc.If there is a Superiority,then there might be an inferiority.Let me take this with example of aspirants preparing for UPSC,many aspirants have faith and confidence in them that they are going to achieve by seeing the winners and at the same time by seeing the persons who had not cleared, they will get inferior complexity among themselves.

    It is the situation that makes us to develop inferior complexity in us.If it develops within us then we always think negative side of the actions so it makes us depressed,it looses our confidence and get demotivated.It may lead to leave the job in the mid.It results in mental stress and person will think always a darker side of the thing.

    Inferiority complexity even can be developed by advise of someone also,even that person is not having confidence in achieving his goal,he may advice you the same without knowing your capability or even knowing also to make you get diverted.But finally you have to think about the advice whether it suits to you or it is for him because he has no confidence.Just the person has to think once before taking any decision on anybody’s advice which is negative.

    In Mahabharath,there are many reasons are there why Duryodhana hates Pandavas but in that,Shakuni’s advice negative advice about Pandavas,It made Duryodhana to develop negative attitude on Pandavas and with that praising Arjuna’s strength by Dronacharya,Bhishma and Krishna made Duryodhana to develop inferior complexity among himself irrespective of his strength.

    In the beginning of evolution of life on the earth,by seeing natures activities like thunder,lightening,forest fires,floods,earthquakes made man to develop inferior complexity among him and at the same time by seeing calm river,forest,mountains,rising sun and moon,made him to get cool attitude.

    As man developed inferior complex by seeing the activities that he cannot overcome from them.It may be nation also that is by seeing India’s capability and demographic dividend and its positive growth rate of GDP,other nations which were not doing well in GDP get inferiority complex .

    Politically,one party(A) has won highest ever votes in last election then automatically in the next election,there might be an inferiority in opposite party about the party A.If the person of SC/ST gets an reservation in employment then for other caste people automatically gets inferiority about the person.If you are having domination rights over others,then opposite person will develop inferiority in him.

    It is totally based on attitude of a person.If you think and take the things easily and more positively,then there might be less chance of inferiority.Every person will be having some capability in him,recognise it,encourage it and work on that then it helps to achive the goal by removing inferiority complex.

    If you consider Ashok,the great ,he was not knowing that he will change his mind after killing his 99 brothers,one boy made him to change his perception.He totally changed his ideals and thought and he adhored Buddhism.

    If Mahatma Gandhiji,Dr.B R Ambedkar,Netaji,Bal Gangadhar Tilak,Rajaram Mohanroy had rests on inferior complexity about British,then we would have not got got the freedom from British.

    If a person is having superior qualities,just appreciate him and learn good things from him.It may add to good qualities of yours and who knows your qualities in other areas might strengthened.So try to focus on the things you have hold on them and it helps you to overcome from inferiority because you will taste the success.

    • purushottam

      Please review insights or any friends

    • Oppenheimer

      your some of the chunks in the essay are good… but try bringing some real life examples that may have inspired to overcome your inferiority complex… like Einstein (for me ) … try many it multidimensional.. this will give an edge to your essay…
      Restructuring is needed in your essay…

  • surbhi

    Essay : “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

    Introduction: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent deal with the situation we have to face in everyday of our life.Each and every situation which came to us is an opportunity to make us to feel inferior and superior about us.Sometime some conditions or people who are present around us make us feel inferior in different ways.So we have to be little cautious about the presence of people and conditions around us.

    This is very important to be well informed of the company we are having around us.as we all know the famous saying “Company makes the man”

    Lets try to clear the picture with help of the short story of a little boy.
    Once upon a time there are two friends of different ages one is seven year old Mohan and other is quite elder fifteen year Sohan. One day both were playing outside the village near a well.While playing the elder one Sohan fell into the well. Mohan tried to call people nearby but unfortunately nobody was there.So no option left for Mohan. He had to do something on his own.

    After searching for a while he found rope nearby and he put it into the well so he would be able to help Sohan . As Mohan started pulling his friend outside slowly and slowly.After few hours he was successful in his efforts and able to safe Sohan.

    Both of them returned happily and explained the whole scene to other villagers but nobody trust them.

    Can you guess why people were not able to digest the explaination. Quite logical because the weight of Mohan was approximately half of the Sohan’s. So its impossible to believe it.

    But you know why that was possible for Mohan because their was nobody not even mohan himself to tell him that he was not capable of doing this.

    So nobody was there to make him feel inferior about his efforts.This logic apply in every situation and every strata of life.

    Our country is in dire need of such people in every strata of society. So we can contribute towards our country and improve the living standard of the citizen of our country.

    Agriculture as Primary Sector: India lives in villageas 60 percent of our people are working in primary sector.Why in the 21st century when we are touching the sky of development ,so many people are working in primary sector which contribute least in the GDP.
    Only the feeling of being inferior among the children or youth in the villages tying them with the lands.Sometimes even the child want to get proper education and skill to contribute to the country’s GDP but he is either not getting opportunity or sometime people make him to feel that he is not efficient enough.Their are some exceptions to this also.But number is few.
    So we have to inculcate the feeling of confidence among youth and children in the villages to adopt different skills

    Even or government started the initiative to provide the skills to the rural youth.For the success of this type of schemes we all have to motivate ourselves and others so nobody could make us to feel inferior.

    Manufacturing as secondary sector :By the history we can easily make it out that it was industries which were responsible for making the status of today’s developed countries as developed.India is having a benefit of the presence of most of the resources of the world.Only thing we are lagging was the infrastructure to developed those resources efficiently.
    Our industries need to adopt the better infrastructure with the help of indigenous as well as foreign technology.So we have to appreciate our entrepreneurs to take risks and feel comfortable to start new initiative on their own.We have to inculcate the feeling of confidence so the technical people who so far leaving country and setting up new projects outside don’t feel inferior while setting the same here in India.

    Services as tertiary sector:This is the main sector which is having the largest share in the GDP.But this share is nopt equally divides among the rural and urban population of the country.Our country is moving towards urbanisation very quickly.Everybody want to serve in the urban areas whether it would be any professions.We are having shortage of Doctors ,Bank workers, Good officers,Engineers in our villages.
    But we all have to understand one thing if everybody start moving towards the urban areas where the rural infrastructure will go.Slowly and slowly we will start expanding the urban areas and clearing the natural resources and even completely destroying rural villages.
    If this happen it would ultimately effect the environment and directly us.So we have to remove this inferority complex in the person while working in villages.Their job would be equally or even more important if they serve rural people.

    At the end it’s completely in our hands to let anyone or even ourselves to feel inferior in our efforts.We need to develop the confidence in our efforts like Mohan did in that story to complete our work in best efficient manner.
    Like Mohan we all can do the thing which might look impossible to others by developing the desire for that thing only.

    • Oppenheimer

      your story was good… but try bringing in some known examples… it was all philosophical… that will give more charm to your essay… secondly please do not use headings such intro etc… 🙂

      • surbhi

        thanks a lot .Will surely improve on that.

    • Winter

      Story made me read your essay that means it was good and interesting but suddenly after story I could not connect with GDP and economy. It is totally my opinion. Some grammatical mistake were present. Try to avoid that. Keep writing Surbhi…🙂

      • surbhi

        i knew that GDP part is disconnected but i am not getting ideas .
        Will try to expand my sphere of thinking .

  • Neelotpal

    During the 19th century, it was fashionable in western ballrooms to make jokes on the slight stature of Asiatic people like Japanese, Chinese, etc. Some of the people went so far as to claim that the slit-eyes of those people was a reflection of their foolishness. But the same Japanese went on to defeat Russia and in no time became a competitor of western industry and military.
    It was because the Japanese had a diametrically opposite view of themselves. They considered themselves to be descendant of Sun and blessed by the Buddha himself. When entire oriental world had accepted the racial superiority of the West and had developed an INFERIORITY COMPLEX, the Japanese stuck to their notion of superiority for various reasons.

    The above example from history proves that, ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    But this wisdom applies to fields other than history as well. There is the celebrated example from Kerala. Some groups among the Shanans were once considered untouchables. The Shanans influenced by SANSKRITIZATION MOVEMENT (a movement for claiming a heroic forefather of one’s caste) claimed that Shanan was corrupted form of Shandrar (noble one). They held on to this belief, worked hard to regain the glory and emerged as progressive Nadars. The Shanans, thus not only changed their state, but proved a role model for other groups as well.

    What applies for a group, applies for individuals too. SOURAV GANGULI (affectionately called Dada-elder brother) reached the apogee of his career as Captain of India’s cricket team that was a much-deserved runner-up at ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP, 2003. Afterwards, for various reasons he could not perform as well either as captain or batsman. The Coach was caustic in his assessment of Dada and Dada was dropped from the team. But deep down, he knew that he had quite some ‘game left in him’. His teammates too thought so. As his replacement suffered from poor form, Dada was recalled on the team.
    He was to prove himself right. On December 7, 2007 he made his maiden test DOUBLE CENTURY. That year, he was one of the top scorers in both Test as well as ODI forms of cricket.

    Another celebrated example is from Britain. SUSAN BOYLE was rejected at multiple auditions for singing contests mostly for her appearance than her singing talent. But, Susan knew that she had ‘it’ in her voice as it was the same voice that moved her parish church. She, prompted by her mother applied for BRITAIN’s GOT TALENT. She sang and the applause didn’t end for what seemed an eternity!

    What connects these persons, nation and group above is the SELF-BELIEF that they possessed. Even when they were deprecated, they held on to the belief that they had something in them.
    This self-belief is a defence against denigration and criticism.
    Another thing that comes handy warding off negative persons is the ability to recognize one. Someone who is always pessimistic, somewhat cynical can drag down even the most confident. These persons are to be avoided. AS A RULE, A CRITICISM THAT DOES NOT INDICATE A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM IS TO BE AVOIDED. As Eleanor Roosevelt, former US First Lady and diplomat said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. A criticism that focuses on the person is akin to indulging in small-talk and does not merit one’s time.

    But a caveat is merited here. While we should not let a polemic (a harsh opinion) affect us, we should not close the door on appraisal.
    In that vein, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM-one aimed at improving someone and that shows a remedy to the problem must be welcome. Deep contemplation also helps understand the real us. It is here that comes EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Self-awareness when paired with self-regulation leads to motivation to change ourselves for the better.
    But, I feel that it should not stop at efforts at boosting and maintaining my personal self-image only. There are people who are prejudiced against for their poverty, finesse and ignorance. In our society, the examples are many. When I was at college, I met some students from remote villages of Andhra Pradesh. These persons had excellent academic attainment that had brought them to one of the most coveted institutions in India. But most of them were not as fluent in English, which was the virtual lingua franca in my college. Once, I was paired with one such person on a project. While we were to submit project report, I showed it to my partner. I was pleasantly astonished at his command over language in general! He may not have been as fluent in English, but he understood the nuances of language and could write English reasonably well and I must confess, sometimes even better than me. I shared my pleasant discovery with my friend. He was somewhat shaken and confided that he had almost planned to leave college for he was often mocked at for his lack of command over English. I had the good fortune of telling my friend out of his plan. My friend gradually overcame his diffidence and went on to score among the top one percentile in Combined Admission Test (CAT) with decent score in language comprehension and verbal attitude. I still derive much satisfaction from my effort at boosting my friend’s self-image.

    There are numerous in this country, who have suffered due to caste, creed, income status, etc. We can sure spare some thought and time for instilling confidence in them. Those like us who aspire to join hallowed portals of these eminent services have this duty and opportunity to extend a helping hand that will extricate our fellows from diffidence and wretchedness and motivate them to advancement and progress.

    ~955 words

    • Neelotpal

      Please review.
      I will be grateful for the pains you take for finding some time from your busy schedules.
      Thanks in advance….

    • Raunak Vashisht

      NeelotpalJi ! acha essay hai. thoda monotonous laga- wo Japanese example acha tha- ye dada-got talent- english project-ye saare examples ek jaise he hain.
      u can easily ignore my comment here (for I have not written a single essay, for upsc, till date).
      all the very best with geog and other subjects :))

    • Oppenheimer

      your examples are good… I liked the Japanese one… but try making it multidimensional… for these sorts of essays you can only elucidate it by stories or some examples so there you stand correct… but your examples should touch all the spheres like polity, environment, social, economy etc.. then if you have time you can include Britain got talent… 🙂

      • Ashutosh

        can you please review mine Sneh

        • Oppenheimer

          done 🙂

    • Jaya Swatantra

      My review…
      Nice intro , well explained examples and healthy content and a well deserved applaud for your english…:). although i am not an expert in reviews but there are some stands which may add some more value to your write ups…
      You may reduce the no. of examples and add some more philo part to balance the essay as what this inferiority complex infer and how its eats the talent hidden in ones personality.. the fear generated by this complex is highly denigrating……causes depressions and suicides in extreme cases.. deaths in KOTA…
      How this complex be turned to ones advantage for self enhancement and how one may take every criticism positively… ( developing positive approach)… A LIFE SKILL NEEDED TO BE IMBIBED
      Overall a nice attempt.. keep writing and all the best!!..

      • Neelotpal

        I am picking up the LIFE SKILL NEEDED wala point. Aap koi dusra point khoj lein.
        Kota wala example would have been an apt addition.
        Thanks You, once again….

  • These days,India is witnessing a silent revolution.Hitherto marginalised classes are on their assertive best, While Trupti Desai won the battle for entry into Shani Singnapur temple in Ahmednagar,Bombay high court is listening a plea to end gender discrimination in Hazrat Ali dargah. Another battle is taken in final stage at Supreme Court to defy patriarchal notions of biological purity which prohibits women at Sabrimala Temple. Cutting across religion and classes, women have decided not to give any further consent which is responsible for making them inferior. Lesson is clear: Fight and secure the rights since mendicancy doesn’t works.

    When people chose to withdrew their consent in being inferior,they often create wonders. History is repeat with the such examples. Mahatma Gandhi refused to give consent to racial discrimination when he was thrown from Train in south Africa. The result saw a mass movement which not only shook South Africa but wiped out the Mighty British Empire from India. How he achieved it? Gandhi himself said that it was the sense of fear of might and inferiority which has prevented us from confronting a tyrannical regime. Once it was refused,India was liberated.

    Such examples are not bound to time and place constraint. Abraham Linchon refused to consent slavery.26 years of prison could not break resolute will of Nelson Mandela. Babar,the founder of Mughal empire,facing exile, refused to bow down to inferiority even when he was forced to beg on the streets of Farghana. Chandragupta Maurya learnt his lesson from a laborious ant while hiding in a cave. What connects these personalities is the fact that they refused to give consent to their inferiority even in the worst situations.

    Success story of Amul is too well known to be repeated here. Poor farmers of Anand refused consent to exploitation to Mumbai traders and middlemen.Through cooperative route,under the able leadership of Virghese Kurien,they crated a marvellous feat, Today Amul is most famous diary brand and is held as a truly people’s movement. ISRO,Indian space agency today stands among the best of the world. Their was a time when it was denied even basic instruments. Now,it has exclusive foreign satellite launch service and its Mars mission feeds even NASA’s date centres.

    Indian constitution,as reflected in its preamble assures dignity of individual. Fundamental duties calls its citizens not only to develop scientific temper but also to strive for excellence in professional life. When JawaharLal Nehru called IITs,dams and modern industries as’ Temple of Modern India’,he was asserting the resolute will of an infant nation which refused to give consent to colonial legacy of inferiority. It was a new ‘Tyrsts with destiny’ which led India to where it stands today.

    Not only Individual but nations too reflect as to how inferiority vanishes when consent is withdrawn. Nothing illustrates it best than the example of Japan,a nation deprived of natural resources,victim of most dangerous earth quack zone of the world. Its citizens vowed to turn it into a power by refusing consent to inferiority,they worked hard and soon Japan rivalled western powers within decades. It rose from ahes like Phoenix of Greek tales,even after enduring nuclear attack.

    Individuals too create stories when their will and effort refuse consent to inferiority. Back home, just declared result of IIT-JEE exam has again brought Super 30 in lime light. In a state,infamous for exam scandles,poverty,corruption and disorder, here is a man named Anand Kumar, who is spreading new light. Once constrained by financial and family,he could not higher education at foreign,but under his guidance,wards of most poor people are cracking IIT-JEE. The moving stories aired on New Channels have been translated into documentaries across the world,drawing picture of new India where consent for inferiority is no more available.

    Examples from personal life too indicate that we become prisoner of tradition and superposition only when we consent to our inferiority. These days exploitation by self-styled God men are making headlines. Why people,educated and modern too,flock to them? The answer is simple,they feel inferior at the hands of stressed life,quick success pressure and traditional faith in mythology which lure them to divine intervention through Godmen medium. If we decide to not to bow before inferiority by consenting to it,perhaps solutions can be found in hard work,change in outlook. Curiously,a report tells that more than school and hospitals,India hold religious institutions. Surely we have to go a long way.

    One fallout of modern westernised culture is growing appetite for materialistic outlook where we start attaching more value to material comfort and are thus deceived by it. Morality,virtuous way and simplicity are hard to find in today’s times. The results are not surprising: stressful life,breaking relationships,loss of values and sense of incompleteness. we have allowed our consent in being inferior by putting ourselves into illogical competitions. So,despite having a car,we become zealous of more expensive one held by others. While healthy desire is a good thing but when it translates into lust,it becomes a bane which certainly due to our consent to self crated’inferiority-superiority ‘ complex.

    People too react when they feel that ‘limits’ of inferiority is passing the red lines. Anti-corruption movement marked a paradigm shift in participatory democracy where citizens shed their ‘helplessness’ attitude. They came to disown their consent and tolerance to such practices in a form of open defiance. Every one felt the pressure when the parliament had to held special debates on Lokpal issue. Though it still remains elusive due to variety of reasons but mark was clear: days of consent to corruption induced inferiority are over. Now every department hold citizen charter and RTI is gaining wider acceptance.

    One May ask as to why people give consent to their own inferiority? The answer is a complex and varied one. Some possible reasons are–illiteracy,poverty,ignorance,appeal to traditions-religion and customs and vested interests.With spread of education and awareness,things are showing encouraging trend, But still people are swayed by consenting as reflected in poor electoral choices which is reflected in criminalization of politics, Still people vote on caste,clan,religion grounds thus consenting and perpetuating their inferiority.

    Mahatma Gandi had famoulsy said that true emancipation of India will occur only when people will be free from not only colonial yoke but also from their own self crated fetters which have prisoned them since centuries. His words are as relevant as these were decades before. A nation can only be made great when its people introspect their strength and weakness alike and transform themselves. Tendencies and trends are visible but what required are–pace and impetus in which India as a welfare state has a key role to play.

  • Rachna Sinha

    Kindly review my essay

    “NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT”

    “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up”, these beautiful words by Richelle E. Goodrich full of motivation can just boost anyone’s confidence in this chaotic world, always in a race towards putting others down and calling themselves self proclaimed winners. So “who are these winners?”” are there some parameters to judge if the person has achieved the last stage?” Or the worst “is there a methodology to become a winner?”And many such questions exist unanswered. No one can answer these questions because the perception of the world is different to every individual, what matters most is that one just believes in oneself and keep working towards achieving their goal. Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.
    The constitution of every democratic country confers its citizens with the right to equality then who are we to decide that who is better and should have higher status in society than others. Once we put our weapons down we can’t blame others for the lost battle which we didn’t even fought to the fullest, do not depend on good motivators, find your words of self-motivation and win the battles for one self because no one would come to our rescue when we already consider ourselves to be on the losing side. Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you, Access your powers, choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. It is not enough if you just live life as it comes to you like a floating leaf in a pond, make use of the powers bestowed in you and shine like the sun. The world in which we live poses more challenges than ever, has more negativity than ever but the warrior never complains and keeps on fighting the evil till achieving success or be it the death bed itself.
    You don’t have to be good at something to be liked, you just need to be confident that whatever you do will be liked and you will end up doing it like a pro. we often cry about the missed opportunities or that someone else has the talent by birth and we don’t and with such thoughts we end up demeaning ourselves and ultimately leaving out other opportunities in the wake of complaining and gain end up blaming god, the system, corruption and what not. Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about and thus we let others make us feel inferior to them when we ourselves are not confident about ourselves. God created everyone equal we humans who have created the caste systems and the parameters of beauty and IQ tests and what not to make different sections of society. Quoting from Bhagwad gita “I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear.” Then who are we humans to decide who has the right to enter temple and who doesn’t, had the people who for the first time had faced this kind of discrimination revolted against the thought and had self confidence they wouldn’t have let the aggressors rule them and their coming generations for centuries.
    Talking about self confidence one just cannot miss the fact about how the British Empire conquered one-third of the globe with their self determination. A small nation in the Europe, with equally small population, Britishers were a minority throughout their rule in terms of numbers and yet they ruled the vast Indian subcontinent for more than 200 years and using physical repression to the least rather devising policies for the state. A well planned establishment which could be said was a symbiotic relation as both the sides benefitted, had the Britishers not come India would not have been the same as today under the incompetent rule of late Mughal rulers. The British established the great Indian railways, telegraph and various industries which undoubtedly helped India a lot post independence. Had the British not being confident India would have not been a complete nation as we see today rather it could have been in pieces each under different kingdom. Post independence our leaders have always self motivated steps such as the non alignment movement and the non-signing of the nuclear proliferation treaty establishing that India has its own criteria’s on which the treaties and pacts should be tailor made.
    Not very back in time, Indians had to face various derogatory comments and frequent physical violence in other countries, yet the Indians never lose their self confidence and kept on working towards their aim and with the same confidence prime minister Narendra Modi is creating the new face of India, which is at par with other nations and has the capability to become the new “engine” for development and why not the next global leader. Had our very positive PM also been low on confidence, we wouldn’t have thought of becoming the next world leader.
    For us to regard others as worthy, we have to begin by regarding ourselves as worthy and this positive thinking will send good vibes about us to others, preventing them from attacking us and we need to be strong enough to bear the harsh realities and overcome those and learn from them and keep working hard to achieve the goals because The barrier between being mediocre and achieving excellence is we ourselves. In short if you think you can then you can.

  • Ashutosh

    For all those writing in Hindi, i would suggest that they specify “ESSAY IN HINDI” as their headline, even if they are uploading the scanned copies of their essays. It would be easy for me then to review hindi essays