Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Reciprocal Altruism

I like the idea of Gandhigiri, as shown in movie...Lage Raho Munna bhai. During national struggle we had seen that 'Doves' or peace loving people agitated in a style of which even britishers didn't has any answer. it was such a beautiful yet effective weapon that world is looking it as one of greatest tool to discover peace and tranquility. But in this modern era we have also seen people, nation, idealogies and groups who does not understand the language of love. Here even Gandism may fail. So here we need reciprocal altruism(I read of this in TOI in Gurcharan Das's article). Recciprocal altruism is a middle path between the philosophy of Hawks(Extremists) and Doves. Its like treating not only good but evil with compassion and genuity, but then if person acts against, then reciprocate it with full force. I think terrorists organizations and nations who harbour and encourages terrorisom need to be reciprocated like this. Ready to fail yourself unless the opponent is playing within rules, but strike hard when he deserves so and then succeed with all honour and respect.

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