[Answered]“The good of an individual is contained in the good of all.” What do you understand by this statement? How can this principle be implemented in public life?

Demand of the question

Introduction. Contextual Introduction.

Body. Discuss how good of an individual is contained in the good of all? How can this principle be implemented in public life?

Conclusion. Way forward.

“The good of an individual is contained in the good of all” means that the good of an individual lies in the good of all people of the society. In other words, the progress of the whole society is good for everyone. Sabkasathsabka vikas is a concept inherent which reflects that with the support of each individual, every individual grows in a society. Good of all is inherently for an individual as, a society can grow only when all members of society are part of this growth.

How good of an individual is contained in the good of all?

  1. Inclusive growth: When a society grows inclusively, it leads to growth of all. Inclusive growth lead to a peaceful stable rise of a society and reduces inequalities. This in a way is good for an individual as it saves government spending for social upliftment which can be used to develop services like infrastructure, roads, railways which are good for anyone.
  2. Develop trust: When all grow and good happens to everyone, a sense of trust is developed among citizens and state. Citizens trust their government and feelings of distrust, secession from state, hatred against society reduces which is good for everyone in the country.
  3. Reduce hopelessness: With the good of every individual, sense of hopelessness is reduced. An individual hopes to grow and work productively for his own growth and nation’s growth. Thus lead to overall growth of every individual.
  4. Social cohesion: With good of all, inequalities in society reduces. Due to this every individual works together for larger social good.
  5. Reduced crimes: As everyone progresses, people tend to move away from crime and invest their time in progressive work. With crime reduction everyone feels safe and thus work freely that help him and lead to societal progress.

How can this principle be implemented in public life?

  1. Sensitisation: Each individual must be sensitised about other’s plight and difficulties. Efforts must be made to make people aware of other’s feelings. For example, by knowing about women’s plight, a sense for women welfare can be developed in the society.
  2. Education: Education leads to holistic development of an individual. With knowledge of various issues of marginalised and weaker sections, a feeling of empathy develops among individuals.
  3. Value development: Values of empathy, compassion, selflessness etc. should be inculcated among every individual in the society. These values can be inculcated from the beginning of a child’s upbringing through family, education etc. As in public life, every decision or action of a person affects someone else, he must be, therefore, sensitive towards other emotions and needs.
  4. Redressal of grievances: Various grievances of people must be handled properly. This means that as civil servants we should be sensitive to the needs and grievances of all, even if they are small in number or even one person. This is because, in resolving the issues or concern of one we are also addressing concerns faced by many others.
  5. People’s participation: Engaging people and making them realise that how their actions have benefited the other people and making governance more participatory and service oriented can be some important ways to achieve it.

Thus, the good of an individual lies in the good of all. Efforts must be made that each individual must grow in a society. Betterment of all also brings benefits to individuals as being part of a peaceful and progressive society.

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