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How reservation is bad for RESERVED category


          People throughout the planet including Indians have hugely mistaken the caste concept of Hinduism. It is believed that Hindus were divided into four castes namely Brahmin, Kshatriya, vaishya and shudra and that no person belonging to a caste can indulge in a work of another caste i.e. a shudra cannot be in an army or a vaishya cannot teach. This is a misconstrue. Ancient India did not have a caste system but a varna system. There were four varnas same as the four castes. The difference is that in varna system a person from one varna can according to his abilities and skills qualify to be a part of another varna i.e a shudra can become a brahmin and even a brahmin can become a shudra (if he doesn't possess the qualities required to be a brahmin). In short, it was not one's birth in a particular family but one's abilities that decided one's varna. Over time, perhaps because of higher varna people's ego the varna system was replaced by a caste system of which we know today.

            Since the replacement of varna system by the caste system, people belonging to lower castes have suffered. After India's independence, the caste system was abolished in the Indian constitution and reservation was introduced for the lower castes that were denied growth for thousands of year. The intentions behind this were mostly good but over time it has become a vote-fetching card for political parties. There have been a number of debates on if reservation is good or bad for the country. The majority of the people say its bad for the country. It is also said that reservation is one thing that's hampering India's growth as less eligible people get into good educational institutes and in government bodies. I believe these kinds of debate would never yield any result because all those who belong to the reserved category would most certainly support reservation and those belonging to the general category would most certainly be against it. A survey in the following way should be conducted. In this, the general category should play the reserved category and vice versa. Now ask everyone if reservation is good or bad. We might just get the most surprising results. It's not about if it's good or bad. It's only about is it good or bad for us.

              General category believes reservation is bad for them and rightly so and Reserved category believes reservation is good for them. I am a little afraid it's not true. Consider the following case. Two friends G and R belonging to the general and reserved category respectively are preparing for a competitive exam based on the score of which they will get an admission in a good college. G will have to score way more than what R will have to score to get the admission in the same college. G will work arduously whereas R will most certainly procrastinate. After all, R has to score only so much. This has been the case for R for so long. He did never have to score to get an admission anywhere nor did his brother had to work hard to get that government job. As a result, he has become a kind of a procrastinator and logically so. Why would R want to work more if he can work less and still get admissions and jobs?
           
             The reservation system of India has made the reserved category people procrastinators. Even if they can work more they will not. It's not only bad for the nation but also for themselves. Yes, they will get the admission or the job they so desire but personally, they will not grow.

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