Living in the 21st century is no longer a sensation, as there seems a low hope, a low environment promoting disadvantages for every individual. Every second person on our planet and every state is seeking better future for their upcoming generation and sustainable use of resources, but more or less, all people and the states constituting them all, failing to achieve this goal of one development which can promise better societies all over the world. There are a number of reasons which are degrading states and individuals despite organisations like United Nations, League of various nations; movements like non alignment or various state promoted associations, there standing a dilemma rejecting ideas of one development always going to this extent that civil wars, genocides, rise of nuclear armament are creating their fantastic spots in states of the world, this very reason is the only cause of insecure nations in which their people and their securities are at stake as dangerous calamities and hazards are on their head always. We are living in a world where organisations are working twenty four by seven to make the world a better place but their missions are overpowered by the so called "bad elements" of our society causing harm for common people.
Who is the culprit?
"Everybody's responsibility is nobody's responsibility " quoting Aristotle here is an attempt to showcase that most of the political scientists already predicted upcoming situation which the world will face one day, be it arab israel conflict or north-south world conflict or conflict of ideologies with east-west conflict of development or the rise of a colder war. While all of these conflicts going on we know, we have various organisations and nations entitled as promoters of peace but still people are slaughtering each other and these same nations failing to avoid these conflicts. In this underworld of conflict, rise of "massive state wars" is erupting like a slow poison which is contaminating our social, economic and cultural aspects. In this same act our world is also at stake with no nation taking action regarding this slow death of social responsibility. "Thus, the culprit is virtual who is acting real to cause maximum harm and abandoning prosperity for the people of different states."
Social responsibility: a cure or just a responsibility?
I think, it is both I am a muslim by faith and my readers belong to various other respectable faiths. This is my duty to make my readers understand that (how important it is for me to make my readers understand that, what is my perspective?). This is an example of social responsibility towards my readers. In a same manner I must propagate their perspectives as well. The road to a more 'one world' or to say a globalised village, the governments have to flourish awareness and values of best morals among their respective citizens. A globalised world having global trade, global problems are not enough. A world which propagate global moral values among states and citizens is what the today's world wants. When moral of virtue and rightful citizens prevails, social responsibility automatically prevails which leads to more responsible citizens who are not avoiding each other but working towards welfare of oneself and all. We need states which make and assume themselves as the protector for each other, where one class is not deprived by other and where one country indulge with the other in their social and cultural manners. We all know that countries help each other today also, but being only a photo opportunistic practice is not enough, what we are seeing is actually what we are getting but it is time to read between the lines.
Social responsibility in religions
Every religion on this planet talks of social responsibility and its proof can be found in their sacred books. Be it Vedas, Gospel, Talmud, Quran, Sutta Pittaka, Taurah. It is to be noted that all these religions talked of social responsibility in the finest manner of their own as we can note from some of the examples from the same:
Social responsibility in Islam is understood to mean that the individual members of society work together to fulfill the general needs of society as well as the individual needs of its members and that they work together to protect society from harm. Each member of society is aware not only that he has rights, but also that that he has responsibilities towards others, especially those who are incapable of fulfilling their own needs. These responsibilities entail providing for the needs of these people as well as protecting them from harm. When society adheres to these principles and values, social responsibility becomes a tangible reality, every aspect of which is fulfilled. This is because Islam pays careful attention to society-building, providing a number of texts and legal injunctions to bring about the society described by Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) when he said: “The believers, in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other, are like a single body; if one limb feels pain, the whole body becomes feverish and restless.” According to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
"Every one of you is a shepherd, and every one of you will be questioned about those under his rule: the ruler is a shepherd, and he will be questioned about his subjects; the man is a shepherd in his family, and he will be questioned about those under his care; and the woman is a shepherd in the house of her husband, and she will be questioned about those under her care... Thus, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for those under his care. " (Al-Bukhari)
"The second is this that you shall love your neighbour as yourself there is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:31)
In the Hindu Dharma (Religion):
The best of the excerpt can be found in geeta where the great Sri krishna, while addressing arjuna told him of social responsibility as well. For example:
On destruction of the family, the perennial family dharmas perish. When dharma perishes, adharma [the opposite of dharma] overwhelms the entire family. From the predominance of adharma, O Krishna, the family women are polluted. When the women are polluted, O Varshneya, a confusion of social orders arises. This confusion leads only to hell both for the destroyers of families and for the family. Certainly the forefathers fall [from heaven] since the ritual offerings of food and water are suspended. By these crimes of the family killers, who propagate a confusion of social classes, community dharmas and the everlasting family dharmas are devastated. We have always heard, O Janardana, that those men who devastate family dharmas have their residence fixed in hell.
'Vand Chhakna', sharing with others is also a social responsibility. The individual is expected to help others in need through charity.
The Talmudic conception of mankind is that of a unity, deriving its character from a common origin and a common destiny. The basic elements of this doctrine are already enunciated in the Bible which traces the origins of the human race to a single person who is formed by God in His own image. It is in the Talmud, however, that this doctrine reaches its fullest maturity. "Why did the Creator form all life from a single ancestor?" inquired the Talmud, and the reply is, "that the families of mankind shall not lord one over the other with the claim of being sprung from superior stock … that all men, saints and sinners alike, may recognize their common kinship in the collective human family.