BEGGARS ARE NOT CHOOSERS
The axiom beggars are not choosers, presents stark reality of life.
It brings to the reader that a beggar has no choice owing to his descriptive condition. He lives on the alms of others. The dole may be in the form of a coin. A beggar can not force an alms giver to pay him a dollar instead of a penny. Although a beggar is subjected to great humiliation yet, he never gives up beggary. Thus it is rightly said that beggars are not choosers.
Similarly, a beggar is devoid of self-respect. He does not have sense of self-respect. He never feels small and thus is shorn of
Self esteem. This epitomizes that money makes man’s morale to an extent.
Truly, self-reliance is a key to success. He, who depends on others, deprives from dignity. It is crystal clear that people who possess self-respect would never drag their hands to anyone.
Moreover, man wishes for the gratification of all his desires.
But simply he can not, owing to the scarcity of money resources.
In order to satiate his ballooning desires he must attain the status
Of deity . No doubt, it is essential to develop oneself financially strong enough so that wishes may be directed to realities. Otherwise, wishes without wealth welcomed by worries. In this regard someone has adroitly said,
If wants were horses, even beggars would ride on them.
It is true of modern man who wishes to possess 3Bs, namely a Buick a bungalow and a bank balance in order to have a free access to all modern convinces of life. But scarcity of resources confines him to abide by crawling desires.
Besides, the proverb beggars are not chooser demonstrates the doldrums conditions. For example a person drown in complications and conundrums tries his last ditch to dispense with somber problems. Thus, he values even worthless and trivial solutions finding himself in closed street. Hence it goes without saying that
Wants are good slaves but are bad masters
Further, the philosophy of phrase elaborates various other aspects where man is compelled and compromise on various things willy -nilly. One of them is rapid invasion of culture. Acculturation mostly in third world countries is on its full swing. The invasion of western culture has moved far ahead. We find its shadow on half of our life style. For example change in dress code, diluting parental power and strengthening children’s freedom, exorbitant use of technology and changing ideology of life all are the ingredients of western recopies’.
Moreover, it is crystal clear that developing nations follow developed one. For instance, between those two students, one who
Successfully passed exams and another trying hard to turn the corner .An aspirant one would cordially follow all those techniques which made to sparkle the stars of fortune on the former one. Likewise, poor or developing nations follow the trends and culture of developed nations. Once the trend sets up everyone starts following it and hence, it become inevitable to accept change for those who regrets alien culture. In this regard only beggars are not debarred from choice but all those people behave alike who calmly accept the stipulations of necessities.
Similarly, more often in third world countries child labour is practiced at large extent. Poor parents maimed by poverty throw their children into markets. Unaware of wan realities when a child steps ahead in outer world he never imagines that soon he would sink into the marsh of offence. Consequently another name is reckons into the massive list of crooks.
Unfortunately, Pakistan is counted among top ten child labour countries. About more than fifteen lace children are devoid of education. Poverty and haplessness confines poor parents to enjoin childlabour . Hence it goes alike that beggars are not choosers.
In addition to this illiteracy has also brought about appalling ignorance women and child abuse, drugs addiction and various other crimes are the outcome of illiteracy at certain extent. Thus society is constraint to bear the burnt of above crimes as beggar bears disgust and taunts.
A part from it, the saying suits the political conditions of those nations who seek foreign aid. Unfortunately our beloved country Pakistan is one of them. Most prominent aid donor country to Pakistan is America. U.S has made our political leadership to dictate foreign commands. Besides, we live like strangers in our own country. Where a foreigner may have access to justice but our ordinary man is far behind from the path of justice. Take the example of Ryman Deves CIA’s secret agent who gun downed
Three Pakistani in lahor yet he was vindicated through political hatch.
Another incident which annihilated not only the rules of international law but also violated the sovereignty of Pakistan.
It was U.S unilateral action in the form of mission germino
In which notorious terrorist usma bin ladin was encountered in Abotabad. According to reliable media;
U.S coups entered Pakistan without the permission of higher authorities.
Besides, attacks on salala check post and drones are some more episodes of same drama. Thus, Pakistan in that case replaces the position of beggar who can not choose between alms and dignity.
Amarica as donor country exploits the sovereignty as much as it can and Pakistani politicians shamelessly can not defy the wishes of their foreign lords. Therefore, it is obligatory for Pakistan to break the begging bowl and make its slogan;
Trade not aid!
Since it has proven the dependence detracts dignity. One who lives of the behalf of others like beggars, certainly he is exploited and embarrassed. In this refrence it is well said in urdu….
Chirdyon ki terha dany pay girta hy kyon,
Perwaz rakh buland k banjae tou uqab.
Above of all self respect and self reliance are key to success. Otherwise it would not be wrong to say;
Bggers are not choosers.
A woman is like a tea bag :U cannot tell hw strong she is untill U put her into hot water
According to Kofi Annan, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
Knowledge is power. Knowledge empowers a person to control events. A knowledgeable person is able to turn an event, situation, or person in his favor. One’s talent, aptitude, or ability to perform entirely depends upon his level of knowledge, understanding and education. Thus, knowledge is a precondition for success.
What man got from knowledge? Man has placed himself at the top of all living beings and natural objects of the world by means of his great knowledge which he has acquired over the ages. Man has conquered the space above, tamed the sea and scaled the snow-clad mountains. He has dug out the wealth that remained deposited long in the womb of the earth. He makes use of air, water and other elements of nature to run his machines.
Science is a gift of knowledge. Man has ushered in a process to enrich his knowledge that he calls science. Science started its onward march when the primitive man invented the use of fire. Since then science has advanced steadily. It has conquered diseases and made man’s life comfortable. It has given man dazzling material progress. It has made human race living in different parts of the world come to know each other. It has made the world turn into a global village.
Misuse of the power of Knowledge: The fruits of knowledge are not all sweet. The great economic power which knowledge has given created two classes of people – rich and poor. This has brought about exploitation of the poor by the rich. Knowledge has given man another kind of power in the shape of deadly weapons. The two Great Wars of the last century have taught man that the weapons stored in man’s arsenal can turn this beautiful world into a burial ground.
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