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In recent years a new trend has seen in corporates and industries to get employees varified before recruiting or during in service. I am a private detective serving in this field more than 20 years seeing very amazing increse in our business.
This trend is not only ameliorated in corporates but in personal lives also e.g. Pre / Post matrimonial varification, Teenagers followups, Cheating spouses etc. it has made me to think the cause of such trend in Human social community. Could it be the vanishing trust???...lack of faith???..or could it be deteriorating moral / values????....coz human nature seems to have changed in materialistic era.
As a Redfox Detective I am happy but as a human I feel something is wrong with human society adopting the path of Untrust, Envy and Cheat.
I warmly welcome your views and suggestions on this topic.

From India, Ahmadabad
Hello Lalit Kumar Raval,

It's really refreshing to see your posting--NOT many professionals [irrespective of the field] look, leave alone admitting openly, @ the downside of their profession the way you did.

Coming to your comment(s)/query, if one looks very closely at the terms you used--Untrust, Envy and Cheat--they would 'seem' more the consequences RATHER THAN the symptoms of the malaise of today's society of --again in your words '....materialistic era..'.

If one goes thru history, there was a day, not in the very distant past [and irrespective of location/nation], when people thought about 'others' BEFORE they thought about 'themselves', their comforts/conveniences, etc. Now the situation looks more 'reversed'--relative to that past--in the sense that people FIRST think about themselves, then their kith/kin and that's it. If they 'gain' even at the cost of others', it's OK for such people.

Not much thought/feelings about the neighbors, forget about the village/town & further about the society-at-large. Once when a person's thoughts are so limited/restricted/narrow, the natural corollary would be the traits that you mentioned--basic human psychology.

How many of those caught for unethical & unlawful [to say the least] actions have done what they did with the benefit of 'others' in mind? And once the focus of one's actions is JUST/ONLY me/my-family, distrusting others, lying to others, envying others, cheating others, etc follow in-auto.

Going further, there was a time until a few decades back when helping others 'unconditionally' [meaning--without expecting any return], living for others & all such traits was more the norm than otherwise. Isn't it the reverse now-a-days? No wonder that we now have to coin a new/special phrase for noble actions--'Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)'--and also need a law to make it mandatory [going by news reports that a CSR Law is under consideration by the Govt] to remind Companies [and in the process individuals].

I think 2 words summarize the genesis of such a temperment/attitude: Selfishness & Greed. Guess it hardly matters if these negative traits are @ the individual level or group-level.

Looking @ this aspect of human nature from another angle, this is what attracted me to CiteHR in the first place. If you have noticed, how many of the active contributors in CiteHR really 'gain' (in material terms i.e.) from the advice/suggestions they give without hesitation (or to use the more common phrase--'for free') to those who need such advice the most? And to top-it, I am quite sure many members who 'give' don't even know those who 'ask'. I hope you got the point.

Like the saying goes: The satisfaction one gets in 'Taking' is nowhere near to what one gets in 'Giving'. And CiteHR could be one apt example of this 'way-of-thinking/acting'--one of 'caring thru sharing/giving'.

And coming back to your query, I think all one can do in today's world is to follow the age-old scriptural advice: Be in the murky pond, but don't let that dirt effect you--like the lotus leaf. Easy-to-say, but tough-to-practice I guess :-)



From India, Hyderabad
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