Frustrated Society

I often call our society a frustrated society. From a poor rickshaw driver to a middle-class bank worker, everyone seems to be frustrated here. By considering few examples, let me define it to you more clearly. A university student is scheduled to appear in his semester’s final exams next week and his locality has been without electricity for three days. Can he/she perform well in the exams? A young graduate has recently got his job in a multi-national company. His home has been without electricity the whole night and he/she is due to start work for the first time, the very next morning. Can he/she perform well at his/her job? A father is unable to afford the huge fees of a private university. Would his son/daughter be able to become an engineer? I am frustrated because there isn’t ample supply of fresh water in my area, and I am bound to buy water in cans. Ali cannot reach his office on time because of a traffic jam which results in his bad performance at the office.

This is our ‘standard of living’. We do not even have basic necessities of life. Electricity breakdowns, improper supply of water, bad condition of roads, huge traffic jams, ever-increasing expenses, poor medical facilities and our expensive and poor education system are just few of the problems we are facing. We say work hard for the country. We suggest our students to concentrate on their studies and to take an active part in research and development work. Yes – we expect our young generation to come up with creative and exceptional things. Residing in a third-world country, we are expecting our bus drivers, shop keepers, labourers, office workers, government employees and police officials to perform their work honestly and are not providing them with the required facilities. Keeping in view all these circumstances, I ask, how we can prosper under such conditions?

Hard, creative, consistent and honest work demands a good standard of living. This sub-standard living can never produce people with broad and creative minds. Human mind requires a peaceful atmosphere to develop and invent something. Whatever promises our leaders do, unless and until the ‘standard of living’ of an average citizen does not increase, we will not prosper or be able to complete our Quaid’s dream of making this nation one of the greatest nations of the world!

32 Replies to “Frustrated Society”

  1. i do agree that the working conditions and your surroundings do effect your performance …but i know lot of people who had nothing …from being a KANGI BAICHNAY walas ..they are now the owners of mutlinational companis…if you want to do something..nothing can stop you…why do we have to rely on those pathetic leaders to improve our living conditions …when they are depandent on us….

  2. I’ll have to disagree with you when you argue that only ideal or favourable conditions are required for a person to be able to be productive. Your argument even dares to hint towards rejecting the fact that necessity is the mother of all inventions. Just so we stay on track, let’s go back in history and see if man invented the wheel, or discovered fire without having to worry about predator attacks and an empty stomach, or not.

    As far as the inability of the government and service providing companies to do what is required of them, the correct reasoning should be along the lines of how we get cheated of our right to get what we pay them for. That money comes from toil, and they deserve to be dealt with rather badly!

  3. children, facilities don’t grow on trees. the “advanced” countries have a lovely system called “taxes”. they actually (and this is the really amazing part) pay them!! look around you, the katchi abadis are stealing electricity like crazy. You see them pay for it? obviously people who DO pay taxes are going to suffer.
    Water. if we suffer from water shortages why do i see people wasting so much of it washing their houses, or their cars…the water flows onto the street and voila! we have a shortage.
    if it is the governments job to supply it is OUR job to conserve. and OUR job to pay for what we use. we take for granted a lot of things we have been given for free.

  4. sadly my lecture isn’t over.
    every country starts somewhere. Japan was not what you see it as now 50 years ago. 50 years ago it was recovering from bankruptcy due to a failed war attempt and the repercussions of tangling with the US. the japanese WORKED to get where they are today. to be honest, we’re a lazy people. before electricity people did study. saying i had no electricity last night thus i couldn’t study is a silly excuse. my dad studied under the lamppost in the streets of larkana. now he teaches at iba and if somebody gives him that excuse he just fails them.
    if a person takes their country seriously, he/she should be willing to work regardless of what the country gave him/her. we give NOTHING to Pakistan and expect her to give us a great life, career and future.
    ok, i’m done =)

  5. i am talking about an average citizen, not all people are able to work honestly in these circumstances…i do agree with Farhan that necessity is the mother of invention but only ‘extra ordinary’ and commited people can work in these conditions!

    Infact i beleive that frustration in society results in the creation of artists but again not all of us are artists!

  6. As far as ‘Taxes’ are concerned, most of the public do pay taxes and you are talking about water wasting..lolzz….there is no clean fresh water in my area(forget about wasting)!

    before electricity people did study

    ofcourse people did study thats why we are now so much advacned!..but now the things are changed…can you study in a lamp?you need to be fast and consistent in this era and without this electricity..you cant just make it!

    a person who can perform well in these conditions must be called a ‘HERO’….I again asks

    CAN AN AVERAGE CITIZEN PERFORM WELL IN THESE CONDITIONS?

  7. yeah, so it’s the ‘extraordinary’ and ‘commited’ people who take the country forward. the ‘average’ citizen sits and thinks up reasons why he can’t work.

  8. not researched point #1:As far as ‘Taxes’ are concerned, most of the public do pay taxes

    no. they don’t. there are 17 million people in karachi alone. 55% of which live in kachi abadis and goths. they DO NOT pay taxes while utilising a gigantic portion of resources. and karachi collects the most taxes in Pakistan. think about it.

    not researched point #2: there is no clean fresh water in my area(forget about wasting)

    i’m sorry theres no fresh water in your area. theres plenty of it in mine and all my neighbours wash their entire house every day. i’ll call them up and ask them to send your area a fresh supply, once theyve stopped using a hose to clean their toothbrushes.

    silly point #3: now the things are changed…can you study in a lamp?you need to be fast and consistent in this era and without this electricity..you cant just make it!

    are you telling me you don’t have electricity throughout the year? why werent you studying throughout the semester? and chalo, even if you werent, 5- 6 candles lighted at one time give an ok amount of light. we’ve painted 20*20 inches prints in that light. studying seems a piece of cake. if you HAVE to do it, you CAN.

    and there are so many cafes and such places. you can research at uni. there are things called books which have NOT gone out of fashion. yaar, WHY are you making excuses for our ‘fitri’ laziness?

    chalo, let me make a concession (i’m so generous) and say the average student may have had a gard time studying because there was no electricity. but is that a good enough excuse for giving a bad paper? the electricity was gone 4 days, tops. you CAN study in the day time. like i said, its a lame excuse.

  9. not every time Hira….all of us need to be commited and we will be commited if we will be getting basic facilities….billion of dollars are donated to us by US and Biritian….millions of funds are allocated to increase the standard of people but our leaders dont bother to spend all of these on people, they usually make their own money!

    the legends like Quaid-e-azam and Gandhi can only take their country forward….these leaders born in centuries….we by chance get these ‘extra-ordinary’ people, but in most cases we cant make up because of this sub-standard living!

  10. Answers:-

    1) OK…i agree u on this but the people who dont pay taxes are those who arent getting proper supply of water or propers residence, they are already frustrated.

    2)if water supply is good in your area…..ok fi9..but most of the localities in karachi are getting bad water….it doesnt matter if its gud in your area..what abt the whole city..!

    3)my point about electricity was that he/she cannot sleep all night without electricity…ok, he/she can study in the daytime but CAN HE SLEEP IN THE NIGHT?…..No electricity, the night before exam and can he/she perfrom well in the paper(even if he/she is prepared well)?….he/she feels sleepy which results in a bad paper!

  11. not all universities have powerfull generators like TIP….not all universites are provided with air-conditioned libraries…..AND yes again…you can do your work because you are an ‘extra-ordinary’ person…..not all of us are extra-ordinary!

    you talk about laziness….Pakistanis are not lazy, they are emotional and in-consisitent…even those who can be said lazy are those who are enjoying all the facilities, they are living in defence or clifton and they have got generators, UPS and they can afford fresh water tankers……you are pointing me..not me..i am talking about all of us…all of us Pakistanis…from Karachi to Khyber!

  12. Sorry to interfere as a anonymous person I know I will be called as a coward for this, which I don’t mind actually. The thing is I didn’t wanted to reply on this topic but, there were few points which I read and I didn’t like it so, I thought why not reply in favor of the topic since, the negative point were far to absurd and that is something which I couldn’t bear so, I thought why not give rebuttals for hira’s points. first of all hira is digressing from the topic though she is right in her place but, i think the gist of the topic is about the corrupted beurocrats not the ppl although the title is “frustrated ppl” secondly, like hira said that
    “This is no excuse such as there was no electricity at night so I couldn’t study and that result in pathetic marks”
    as far as I m concern, its mention in the article that if there is no electricity at night then what makes you think that a person will get enough sleep at night that he will be able to take his paper with fresh mind so, where the hell did this sentence came from abt the excuse thing, right? What shud I call it some one who is eager enough to answer every article without understanding it properly.

  13. On the other hand no one is foolish enough to prepare for his test at the middle of the night. obliviously, if he/she is taking this risk then there must be some reason behind it like he/she knows that he/she may get some time to study in uni or in any place else before embarking inside the examination hall right.
    And yes first point of hira abt the water supply thing, I believe she is getting to serious and rude in order to prove her self that she is right or not ok she is but, talking like this that is absolutely offensive. we all understand hira you aren’t facing any problems pertaining to water supply but, this doesn’t mean that you insult other ppl in a very acerbic way by saying if you need water tell me i will give a call to my neighbors so that they will supply some water at your place hahhaah where the hell are you living in some sort of jungle which is near to a valley or a huge lake haha. if the ppl of Karachi were so kind hearted then no buddy would be in trouble plus frustrated and yes sorry to say this i think you are speaking to much. why don’t you do one thing instead of calling your neighbors why don’t you do something your self haaaaaaa u have this passion of proving ppl wrong right so you did now prove your self right we all will give you a chance .ya do something for those areas where ppl are facing water shortage you are pretending as a responsible citizen then prove it why dont you help them on by your self and yes fresh water is been used for car wash hahahaah hira jeeeee no buddy is stupid enough to use fresh water for car wash ahaaaahhh some silly point you came up with hahaaa…
    ok let meeee give you a concession haaa lets put it this way you have no problem of water storage right ok fine i believe you, may be you must living in a prestigious place hira cause your father can afford to own a house in this prestigious area but, not every one’s father can afford like your father right. on the other hand, if you come out of your house which you cant oh i forgot sun will deprive your white complexion on the other hand, who is goanna take enough trouble just to browse those localities where ppl are suffering from deficiency of water plus there isn’t ample of water supplied in their area but, no you don’t keep these issues in your knowledge, you will always give your example just to prove other ppl wrong right. beside you know if you will keep these issue in your mind then you will loose in argument right and that you cant bear can you and yes that point why do we waste water first of all my dear naive superficial friend if there is no supply of water then how can store it, ok if there is why shudnt we clean our clothes haa then we all will sting and most probably will look unkempt as well it which I think you can see your self living like this just because of shortage of water. I m sorry we can’t and i m sure you will content living like this easily in 3 days lolz.and how can I forget you like to talk abt wastage what are you doing your area of ppl waste water everyday in cleaning their house and obviously if every buddy do then you must be doing this too right so why changing your self first then participate in disputed topic…

    and abt your point of candles yes its true you can lit up 5 candles that will disperse enough light that a person can paint not study i think its not your fault you haven’t talk abt this in front of any doc did you studying under the lamp pole is accepted but under 5 candles is ridiculous plus detrimental for a normal humans eyes I don’t know abt you that you are normal human being or not but we all are so ya cant take that risk hira cause we are not idiot imicil fool senseless immature person like you. Besides if there is no electricity then what makes you think that there will be electricity on streets hahah so?
    “hira madam if you cant say something good for anyone’s effort then you don’t have the rights to say anything to anyone ” and I mean it ….

    I m tired of giving rebuttals of your point how come you never got exhausted in posting irrational points haaa what a fool you are …

    By the way, nice going rameez you wrote the best article i yet haven’t seen in quack online. you really deserve to earn laurels for this but, unfortunately some ppl don’t think that way in fact they are just jealous of your acumen of writing far to explicit article plus I m impressed by your terse and pithy way of writing you do directly come to the point I m amazed unlike to see some one response to a disputable topic.
    then what makes you think that a person will get enough sleep at night that he will be able to take his paper with fresh mind so, where the hell did this sentence came from abt the excuse thing, right? What shud I call it some one who is eager enough to answer every article without understanding it properly.

  14. lolx it’s so sad, mr.rebuttal tht you had to write such long posts only due to a misunderstanding of the english that hira wrote. it’s called sarcasm. too bad your SAT vocab can’t teach u tht. but it’s not your fault, the english courses tht they hav at ur uni are worse than what they offer in quality primary schools these days. shame on ur teachers.

  15. I disagree with the comments floating here….i believe the author is talking abt the greater majority when he uses the word ‘society’, not the ambitious ones….yes if ur serious about achieving ur goal, no electricity cuts or shortage of water can stop u. But the society as a whole is in a slump…there is no doubt that the problems stated above affect our performance on a daily basis producing below average individuals and results…its Pakistan’s loss in the end….n we havent figured it out yet in 60 yrs and its not getting better either…as a result ive seen that ppl have lost feelings towards their homeland, no war or tragedy unites them any more either:), they’d rather stay mohajir, pakhtun or baloch…opposites but not treating others equally, which is even more dangerous for the internal stability of our society

    I personally believe that implementation of law n order, education for all n a policy based on developing a strong middle class population is the key….n all of these are way beyond our reach at the moment. Actually we r stuck on trivial matters instead

  16. by the way sanz in case you didnt notice tht your friend hira did resort to sarcasm in the first place and you say i havnt read the word sarcasm in sat book hahahha, may be sanz you are fimiliar with the word observation and notice but, yes yuo are right not your fault at all may be you never took any thing under serious consideration lately and tht why you always end up in favoring the wrong person and yes as far as my teacher is concern , dont you dare say anything abt him ok its between you and me dont drag anyone didnt your mom teach you tht ,if you wanna say some thing to some one directly and say it dont wait and think of another by the help of which you could critisize some one..

  17. as far as mr adilmavi is concern,for once in tip some one talk abt something ration dont take me the wrong way i didnt mean to say tht in a offensive way.
    mr adilmavi i have got to hand it to you man you sure did express your opinion in a very simple way i totally concur with your opinion abt the topic.

  18. and yes sanz forgot to say one thing shame on you for implicating in tht person who has nothing to do with this ,, very bad. couldnt you just think of somethng else your sentence remind me of a loser and i believe thts wht you were already….pathetic …hahah

  19. Wow you were right when you wrote in the beginning that you weren’t gonna write your name because people were gonna think you are a coward!
    You are a coward, only a coward would resort to such a blatant and downright coarse, course of action!

    Verily we would sugar coat ‘oer the devil himself.

    Instead of talking about the topic you’re now resorting to pointing fingers and becoming the very thing that we were talking about, an EMOTIONAL PERSON!

    I’m not laughing or pointing fingers, I’m merely remarking that your deed clearly reflects the conundrum that we are facing. You wish to impress upon us that Rameez is right Hira is wrong; My friend if you concur with Adil Marvi’s Opinion you wouldn’t be posting such rubbish and would be talking about something constructive and related to the topic!

    Go through your entire postings and you have done nothing except say he’s right and he’s wrong.

    Be constructive or begone….. 😛

  20. hmm. ‘be constructive or begone’, that might be an interesting motto for fall ’07. i think we’ll borrow that for now 😛

  21. haaaaaa ali hakeem i was expecting you. ya without you things wont move on . well you are right i m a coward i don’t hesitate to claim that and my dear you didnt read it right i dont me calling as coward as far as pointing out on ppl. i was just trying to make some one realize tht she is wrong i wasnt against her points first of all but i was against the way she express her point which was literally offensive.if i wrote something tht portends tht i m a emotional person then fine have it your way but,when ppl are going to use their idiosyncratic habit in order to underestimate some person then at point i show up as an emotional person cause i cant stand degradation of some person. i totally agree there are some points which are right but you have to admit superfluous person tht hira response to topic was irrelevant and boorish .ohhhhhhh yaaaaaa i forgot this guy ali hakeem haaa man i knw you will never ever give a someone’s side except for gals right, this is wht you do all the time in tip trying to stick your nose in gals affairs though they dont want you to be around but,it doesnt matters to you doesnt cause you didnt ever had any reputation and never will so dont care all you care is gals talking to you and you talking to them and for tht you can do anything even when you have to become someones pet right, you thing my deed clearly reflects the conundrum we are facing haaaaaa dude your involve in ppl affairs reflects the conundrum which we all tip are facing at the moment so stop trying to get in ppl shoes ok .. and read the whole thing from the begging and tell and try to use your busty mind which is full of shit in oder to judge who is right or wrong ..

    hira is just being over confident. her response to this topic turn out to be an acrimonious response as if she is carrying grudge for every other person which i didnt liked at all . i was never against ppl comment i was against hiras ruthless comment ..

    so dude get your act together , you were saying me be constructive or begone i say

    i say if you cant be a good arbiter then dont try to make foolish judgments plz becuz every budy in tip resents your gratuitous remarks which you usually pass cause no buddy ask for them

  22. OK, that’s it, EVERYONE. Refrain from personal offenses, or your comment will be deleted without any warning. I suggest that everyone go through all the comments from the beginning, try to understand what each one of us has to say before going any further. Getting personal is NOT the way to try to prove your point. What people do in their personal lives, they understand themselves better and we have no right to judge anyone, let alone make irresponsible statements.

  23. This is a forum where everyone can come with his/her comment, but directly pointing or personally criticising anyone is not good. This entry is posted for the opinion category and everone has the right to agree or disagree with me..!

    NOTE:- this is my personal opinion, you can dis-agree with me.

  24. He he he

    This is soooooo much fun, I have your attention right here at this moment….

    “Well you are right i m a coward i don’t hesitate to claim that and my dear you didnt read it right i dont me calling as coward as far as pointing out on ppl.”

    Glad to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth!

    “i was just trying to make some one realize tht she is wrong i wasnt against her points first of all but i was against the way she express her point which was literally offensive.”

    Make someone realize? Oh is this a contest then, to make you feel good about your pathetic life in your sad little circle of friends!

    “She was offensive”

    Here’s what you quoted me:

    “Try to use your busty mind which is full of shit in oder to judge who is right or wrong ..”

    There is such a thing as spell check and No I won’t judge anyone who can’t have the decency to talk in a civilized manner. To me you’re a boorish and impudent abominable spur-galled gudgeon! 😀

    “i say if you cant be a good arbiter then dont try to make foolish judgments plz becuz every budy in tip resents your gratuitous remarks which you usually pass cause no buddy ask for them”

    Again use spell check! Who exactly do you mean by everyone? Are you such a Coward that you cannot even make a point and have to resort to placing your opinion on everyone else just so that everyone will respect you! Gosh! You are a sad creature….

    he he he

    I’m writing a post as long as this Coward does he he he….

    “haaa man i knw you will never ever give a someone’s side except for gals right, this is wht you do all the time in tip trying to stick your nose in gals affairs though they dont want you to be around but,it doesnt matters to you doesnt cause you didnt ever had any reputation and never will so dont care all you care is gals talking to you and you talking to them and for tht you can do anything even when you have to become someones pet right, you thing my deed clearly reflects the conundrum we are facing haaaaaa dude your involve in ppl affairs reflects the conundrum which we all tip are facing at the moment so stop trying to get in ppl shoes ok ..”

    Your sentence structure is abominable, and you’re spelling and grammar is ghastly! If you studies Shameen Noorani’s course how ever did you pass? I know she doesn’t allow grade grubbing!

    Sigh! I’m sorry, I’m sorry I thought we were talking about you defending someone because their comments were rude and judgmental now you’re saying that I only take someone’s side if they are girls and the only reason I’m doing so is because someone will notice me? Wow you seem to have a wisdom that has surpassed the ages! (This is Sarcasm if you hadn’t noticed!)I just get involved because I like to be in the presence of women, according to you. 😀 Well I can’t complain having the publication’s seat has its perks, you have an excuse to talk to people you normally wouldn’t; but me becoming someone’s pet? I wonder what you meant by that? I derive that you have become a prostitute to your own twisted reasoning and the only reason you’re still writing right now is to defend your idiotic comments! How do you know that girls don’t want me there? That’s a question I reserve for the ladies…. 😛

    That’s all for the moments, Ladies please purge this bitch right here….
    (Moon Walking out….)

    Lol!

  25. “This is a forum where everyone can come with his/her comment, but directly pointing or personally criticising anyone is not good. This entry is posted for the opinion category and everone has the right to agree or disagree with me..!

    NOTE:- this is my personal opinion, you can dis-agree with me.”

    Talking about me defending someone who doesn’t want to be defended!? A little Pot Calling the Kettle Black here, isn’t it? He he he 🙂

    Rameez doesn’t need your help as well Mr. Re-BUTT Head!! 😛

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Loser!

  26. oh and rameez, if i’ve seemed “literally offensive”,
    “over confident” “rude in order to prove her self that she is right” and an “idiot imicil fool senseless immature person” then i apologise. =)
    (i am so lame i actually read through his crap and copy pasted these)

    it’s great you’re an open minded young person though. i hope you keep writing controversial pieces. they’ve kept Quack alive these past few days.

  27. I usually dont comment, but this reminded me of a guy i knew in high school. He would write articles and then go over them changing each word for a synonym he thought cooler. Since his english was’nt very good, his writings usually become an assemblage of coherent words incoherently linked together. Very funny to read but they made absolutely no sense.

  28. Wasn’t defending anyone just trying to keep the streets clean from Vagrant’s, Madam! Yes i know it means a homeless person, but this dude reminds me of one! Koi Ghaans Tou Dalay…. 😛 (Unnamed Freak!) he he he

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