Be the Change You Want to See in Others

traffic at signal

This was an eye-opener for me and hence sharing via this post.

On my two-wheeler, I had just missed the green signal and waiting for the next.  Seeing that it would take a while, I switched off the ignition and thought of asking a couple of two-wheeler riders next to me to do likewise.

And then the magic happened.  

Before I could even utter a word, the one to my right glanced at me, saw me  switching off and immediately did the same.

Actions certainly inspire more than words!!

And I’m taking it to every area of my life. What about you?



  1. PS Rajan said,

    December 9, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Good Idea .
    This will make people to keep the bike in condition to restart.
    less pullusion, fuel saving, less noice pollution above all money saving.

    • badrirag said,

      December 9, 2012 at 2:59 am

      That is the point. The traffic count-down really helps us in taking the decision whether to let the engine idle or switch off.

  2. govi13 said,

    December 9, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Sometime it works and sometime it doesn’t. I have never been able to convince the a two wheeler rider to 1.not to ride on the platform and 2. Not to come in the opposite direction in a one way street. Keep trying.!

    • badrirag said,

      December 9, 2012 at 2:57 am

      Thanks for sharing!

      That is the trap Govind! We can never convince someone about something they don’t want to. And when they see you just before the stop line, some may follow you and many may not. You just keep following the rules and hopefully others will get inspired. Telling them is a good option but expecting them to comply may not be realistic.

      one reason for this ‘chalta hai’ attitude is the pathetic enforcement of the rules by the police! add our own indifference and unwillingness to stand up to them and we have the situation that you just described

  3. N Ramesh said,

    December 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    This is precisely what I had always wanted you to do in your life, by taking simple proactive and forward looking action !

    I am really very very happy that you have finally realised the importance of it and at last even started taking action on it !

    Keep it up and may be this be your New Year Resolution, in case if the Mayan Calendar thing flops on 21st December 2012 !

    Thus Spake the New Age Sage !

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