UPSC Ethics daily answer writing Practice 9th February
Topic:Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators;
Question: “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama (Answer in 150 words)10
Question: “Love and compassion are necessities, not
luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama (Answer
in 150 words)10
Analysis of the question: This quote of Dalai Lama focuses
on the significance of love and compassion as core human values.
Generic way of introduction: student can introduce this
question by writing definition of love and compassion or by writing about Dalai
Lama. Both of these approaches are not effective way of introduction.
You should introduce writing about the imminent requirement
of the values of love and compassion in our societies. Lack of these values the
humanity faces existential crisis at various level. These are necessary values
for human existence, we should not show these at certain occasion like when we
donate when all the society members are donating, but it must come from our
conscience. These values should be embedded deeply in our value system so that
we follow them intrinsically. Here you can quote examples of various personalities
like Mother Teresa, Baba Amte etc.
After that you can explore the significance of these values
at various levels. For example, at individual level, at family level, at
national or international level.
You can mention the examples divorces, domestic violence, and
sexual abuse at family level, similarly mob violence, gender discrimination,
religious riots at society level.
You can conclude by mentioning how such values can be
promoted in our society, so that we can create a peaceful society.