An Attitudinal Renaissance


Not culture, religion, power, wealth, environment, fate, opportunity or any thing else–not even God, it is human attitude, which is rudimentarily responsible for all affairs in the society and the world. Attitude, again, is endowed with all the potentiality to influence how the future world is about to change regardless of changing for the better or worse.

The glaring fact that men have created the society and its culture stands out beyond all doubts and dilemmas. Men have created them by dint of their own thoughts and ideas. Attitude, indeed, is nothing but the very quality and direction of such thoughts. Therefore, every outcome within the gamut of the so-called human society including most of the severe calamities, predicaments, and epidemics has crucial and significant bearing on the process of evolution of the human thoughts. Not only the human race in general, the cumulative effects of their attitudes has wreaked multitude of known and unknown metamorphosis on various facets of nature and its beings.

Studying how human attitudes have been constantly affecting the world will most certainly reveal some astounding facts apart from inspiring and awakening the humanity to think differently. This new attitude in itself can be the corner stone for discovering new ways and strategies to address the grass root challenges facing the world.However, despite this hard core reality, the people of the world are busier indulging in the peripherals rather than this core factor in order to rectify, arrest, progress or improve the affairs of the world. It is most ironical that beginning to shift our paradigms towards this profound and paramount issue is only tantamount to creating the blue print of a healthier future society and the world. A common and emphatic emphasis on attitude is, indeed, the need of the hour.A mass movement towards creating grass-root awareness on human attitude is no longer an option, but needs to be established as an essential and mandatory phenomenon in every walk of our life.

Attitudes do not dawn upon the human soul from any unknown planet or heaven. We imbibe attitudes from what we see around us. This means that attitudes are developed from the culture. I had said earlier, attitudes could change culture. I am now advocating, that attitudes are learnt from the culture. It may seem, here I am offering a contradictory viewpoint. In fact, this paradoxical perspective about attitude had perhaps been the very basis of the age-old debate on whether attitudes can be changed or not. It is, however, true that attitudes are both derived from culture and are also prone to deliver new forms of culture in the society. Being an aspect of the human mind, which itself has a kaleidoscopic connotation, attitude is also supposed to be a dynamic quotient. There cannot be any denial about the fact that human thoughts are subject to influence. This sensitive phenomenon about attitudes has thus made its study all the more illusive and exciting by many practitioners of human psychology and behaviour. Although independently sensitive and responsive in nature, attitudes tend to be transmuted into principle-centred or biased forms of steady habits in so far as it is constantly exposed to a wide spectrum of macro behaviour patterns, instincts and influences.

Once this potential nature about human attitudes is understood, there cannot be even an iota of doubt on the fact that they can be changed. Attitudes not only can be changed, but they can also be guided to form a host of more positive and effective habits, which could create new destiny for an individual and the society at large.