Couple of decayed back when there was practically no media available, not much technology, no mobile phones and no concept of Internet, Pakistan managed to have hero’s like Imran Khan, Waseem Akhtar, Anwar Maqsood, Moin Akhtar, Junaid Jamshed, Nazia Hassan and Shoaib Mansoor which tells you the diversity in this culture.
It is so ironic that as the time is passing by and with all the technological advancement, somehow our heroism seems to be dying and our people are no more interesting in watching our people. Some would critique that it’s because of the choices that people have in almost all the things but is it only because of that?
Everyone loves a hero and everyone tries to follow a hero because it inspires people to become like them. I don’t believe that because of the choices we are no more interested in our hero’s, I think the problem is much more profound and obscure. To be a hero demands a lot of responsibility. To be honest, true to yourself and your words, Consistent, and be inspirational. The question is how many people get inspires by Pakistani Sports man, Artists, Musicians, Scientists, Academicians? How many of us think about them as some of think about Aamir khan, George Clooney, Brian Lara, Rafial Nadal or Norm Chomsky.
I personally don’t think the we don’t have hero’s any more, but I strongly believe the inspiration seems to be disappearing and our younger generations won’t have much to talk about when they would be asked about their hero’s because all we are doing is cursing our sports players, blaming our musicians for being hypocrite and if we have nothing to talk then finally we blame our governance for all the problem that we are facing.
Unfortunately there is no answer to this slow death of the heroism in Pakistan but all I can hope that somehow we can revive a spirit by which our younger generation can see more on television then Kamran Khan, Hamid Meer and Shahid Masood’s non-stop so-called critical analysis to the corrupt Pakistani Political system or sense less advertisements. I hope our parents and Teachers can show our children that there are still some hero’s but the need is to put the spot light.
Let’s Put the Spot Light on Right People