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Security and lack of accountability


Security is a protection against negative forces that harms one’s life or to properties. I think it should also defend the people’s feelings against getting hurt. When I think about security in my personal life’s context, so far it reminds me of my identity. What if I were thrown in a dustbin or left somewhere for finding me as a female infant? What if I born and became an orphan? Just these two situations, if happened, might have changed the way of life that I am leading now. I am a daughter of my parents, sister of my brothers and sisters, recognized as a student and more over through these above identities, I have developed a secured life in a society. When we think of different status in a community, the security level of people differs.

Lack of Accountability:

Consideration is what comes to mind at first when I read “lack of accountability”. Consideration for any important decisions, policies, acts, or anything connects back to the eligibility for having security. The one with high social status (eg: doctors, lawyers, politicians) are more likely to be considered. In other words, their opinion, suggestion, opposition, or disapproval will be taken in account which will affect the decision/declarations that are being made. We often see people fight for their rights, or stand against some government decisions or actions. These are the results of not considering these people who most probably have low statuses (eg: garments workers, construction workers, and people living in slum). It often irks people when they are not considered. Every single people in the country must matter in a way and the understanding of this leads to better decisions/actions.


parwana fayyaz's picture

Dear Shiva Aka:

Your interpretation on the word, 'Security' and the phrase, 'Lack of accountability' is so thoughtful and personal. I respect your thoughts. However, I have a question that do you really think or take the meaning of 'lack of accountability' only as 'Consideration or responsible also? As long I know and believe that without consideration and responsibilities we can think of 'Lack of accountability.'
Best regards,

Shivalaxmi's picture

Thanks Parwana!

Thank you very much for your comment. Responsibility is also a good character which is first necessary for consideration of people. Without having such a responsibility, people will not care to consider others. But either "consideration or responsibility" will not work separately. I think both goes together not just consideration. There is one more factor that can lead to consideration is right. When some group of people have the right to be considered explicitly, this right may lead to a force consideration.

Shivalaxmi Arumugham

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