Q7. ‘The good of an individual is contained in the good of all’. What do you understand by this statement? How can this principle be implemented in public life? (150 words; 10 marks)
Man is a social animal. Hence, his joys and sorrows are a result of his interaction with the society. No person can be happy if he only thinks about the self and behaves in a selfish manner, because such a person would be discarded by the society and suffer pain. On the contrary, if we work for the betterment of the society, society helps us in making us successful because it is beneficial to the society as well.
Hence, a person who is doing good to everyone is actually doing good to himself indirectly, since all his good deeds come back to him from the society as per the law of karma.
A public servant must try to do good to everyone and work in public interest because that earns him their goodwill and trust. When people like you and trust you, they collaborate with you instead of opposing your actions. This makes a public servant more efficient, successful and happier. (161 words)
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