Few days ago, there was a news about Steve Wozniak who had attended the Economic Times Global Businesss Summit, held in India.
In an interview with The Economic Times, his reply in context with Indians was as follows:
The culture here is one of success based upon academic excellence, studying, learning, practising and having a good job and a great life. For upper India, not the lower. I see two Indias. That’s a lot like Singapore, study, study, work hard and you get an MBA, you will have a Mercedes but where is the creativity? The creativity gets left out when your behaviour is too predictable and structured, everyone is similar. Look at a small country like New Zealand, the writers, singers, athletes, it’s a whole different world.
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Well, if i need to respond to this, as an indian, i would fairly agree with it.
Yes, indian culture is more inclined towards emotions and values. The most common example can be the existence of joint family in india. The relationships are made with love and affection, and indians are expert in it.
However due to this emotional touch, indians can lack behind whe they need to take any risk. A student who wants to be a designer, but follows his/her parents’ dream and takes medical field. Later, due to lack of interest, he/she fails in his/her career and starts regretting of that past decision.
We indians are taught to obey their elders. That’s why, when any major decision is to be taken, they are restrained by these values. A person who needs to follow his heart, but bound by the hasitation and fear of getting neglected by society or family.
New talent or innovation is difficult to generate in this society. Reason being the society is as whole rigid in nature. But if i consider the society of other countries, they are also rigid. This rigidity is not always the same, once it was frequent. World always changes, and this change is possible when creativity comes out.
The fact is every person is creative. No one can be dull in reality. One thing required to do is to realize this creativity.
Creativity is the sense or ability to do something different or perform any ordinary job in different way.
India is not creative because it is not the founder of any new technology. But technology is not the only parameter to judge anyone’s creativity.
India is rich in many historical things. Still work is to be done. The future can be bright only when every citizen understand their own talents.
World revolves around the orbit of Inspiration. Inspiration generates from the creative and brave people. Anyone can be the part of this group.
So you must explore your creativity. Your world will be changed!