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You have the power


Use it.

You blame the government for poor infrastructure in the country. You blame the officials for indulging in corruption. You blame taxi drivers for charging more than what is fair. You blame real estate agents for inflating house and land prices. You blame your organization for not following best practices. You blame marketers for lying to you about what products can do.

You blame them because you feel they have the power. The power to run things the way you'd like them to. But you're blaming all the wrong people. You are the one with the power.

Sports channels prioritise matches involving Manchester United over others because that is what majority of the people want to watch. It is shown because a lot of people want to watch it. Not the other way around. It is the same with radio stations, newspapers, and everything else you consume. You are shown what a lot of people want to see. Not the other way around.

If you want to a match involving Arsenal to be prioritised over the others, you should only watch when an Arsenal match is on. And there should be enough of you doing that. You shouldn't watch the Manchester United game just because it is on and the Arsenal game isn't. Because when you do, you are one of the many people making up the majority who define what is shown.

The logic is the same with all the issues mentioned above. You can complain all you want, blame people all you want, but unless you stop doing the things you don't want to, you will be one of the many people contributing to the majority that define how things should be done.

Towards the end of The Dark Knight, the Joker says to Batman 'You just couldn't let me die, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness and I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.'

You have the power. Use it. Like Batman did in not killing the Joker. 

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