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Vindicated Competitive Spirit deemed as Plausible solution to poverty

Once upon a time there was a boy named Radhe. He belonged to a business class family but grown up in a very mediocre environment which imbibed nigh qualities of a good human being. He was honest, kindhearted fellow. He believed in human values and was savvy in nigh aspects of same. He saw his father as his role model. He sort of imbibed all qualities from him. His father Ratan was very thoughtful person and a good human being. He was a known industrialist, philanthropist and renowned man in Indian industry. Radhe joins him in business but there was one slender problem due to dire characteristic of business in oligopoly developing country – “Others Loss is one’s profit”. Radhe was unable to counteract to policies of his business rival due to his qualities as his action would affect counterpart pretty bad. This slowly leads to lack of competition spirit in Radhe as others loss would be his gain and he don’t want to be happy over someone’s sadness. So Ratan decided to take Radhe on holidays at Haridwar (a sacred religious place in Hindu culture where all sins could be washed away by bathing in holy river of Ganga).

On first day of their trip they also meet Mr. Singh owner of the rival business. He had gone  there to thank god for the success he had got due to leniency by Radhe in business planning. They saw all the beggars lined up in queue and eating food on the leaves. Ratan  decided to give his son a moral lesson. He asked Radhe to buy utensils of steel and distribute amongst beggars. He did so and was glad to see them eating their food hygienically which would prevent them from various diseases that they might be prone to. They rested in their room after tiring journey and decided to visit main temple tomorrow. Other day when they got outside Radhe was shocked to see that same beggars of yesterday were without utensils. He inquired one of them what happened to the plates. He replied that the other person who was with them give them a proposal of a meal in return of the utensils. He justified that was the deal they couldn’t afford to refuse. He felt bad. Then his father explained this is what happened when you loose the spirit of competition. The thought bewildered him. Ratan explained in this developing economy there are two type of business classes – First type who were born innovator and entrepreneur who believes in getting new idea, its implementation and use it in business. It faces no competition and would grab a market base fast and could be seen as sinecure. Second type are those who went on with existing business norms and get into the field which was already there. And on entry he faces tough competition and he had to be adept and his passion is tested every now and then. So he needs to find shortcuts and paths which would be profitable to him he like others become insouciant and nonchalant towards others loses. But that’s the root concept of business in oligarchic developing economy. There exist two paths that could be adhered to – one being the easy one where these shortcuts for entering into competition knows no limits or shame and the sole aim is profit. Like what we saw today Mr Singh did. He created profit at the expense of poor people. These are the people that create poverty more by hiring employees at very low pay scale totally in-proportionate with profits. That further leads to increasing crime rates. But they get rich at expense of other poor people and development of country. The other one is most onerous one and required most hardships but is the path that makes you satiated in your life. You need to get profits but not at the expense of poor but by taking all needy with you as you prosper. This would bring about a whole new wings to the flight of development. Hence there is no feeling of hatred if you take on with the rival it is for the betterment of the society that you are having that competition spirit by getting that profit you are gonna do donations, generate more jobs. Then in the end that head on by you tested on any scale is beneficiary for society as a whole also it will boost others to follow the same policy and thus overall development of country.

So the denouement is that lack of True competition spirit deteriorates poverty.