Grief and tragedy have the tendency to introduce a sort of pessimism in human psychology, which even turns into a sort of nihilism and the individual finds himself lost in nowhere. The only thing he does, after the grief has engulfed his entire psychology, is to take refuge in desolation. He succumbs to isolation and inaction and if the situation persists so, he even turns to suicide.
Thousands of people dying each year because of suicide do not have any other reason except grief. And human societies are not very different. The social psychology does behave almost in a similar fashion.
The problems, disasters, cataclysms, tragedies and upheavals in the life of a nation, invite the social psychology towards the cold and foggy alleys of grief. It, as it does not have any other option, joins hand with them and nation as a whole starts suffering from various psycho-social problems while insecurity complex is one of the most dominant of them. In such a scenario what else can drag the individuals and nations out of the quagmire of grief and tragedy except action?
Persistence of tragedy and grief can prove fatal. Therefore, it is necessary that action must be taken to counter them, not to let them grow into gigantic evils as goes the English proverb, 'nip the evil in the bud.' Unfortunately, the people instead of taking actions fall into various other responses. That's why it is so common to find people mourning, cursing others, running to clergies for talisman, learning evil magical spells and many other awkward behaviors.
We people have been one of the victims of tragedies through most part of our history and that has made us timid and highly pessimistic. We do not rise to the occasion and are lost in mourning, or waiting for unbelievable to happen. Still there are many among us who think some miracle would happen and that would solve all our problems and emancipate us from all sorts of tragedy, which is a very negative approach to fight grief.
We really need to carry on serious action. Action here implies that there should be positive measures carried out towards the solution of the problems and the extinction of the grief.
Scientific analysis of the causes of the grief and tragedy and carrying out measures to address appropriate solution is what should be considered as action. Such actions will definitely enable our community to come across bliss and contentment. But, for that first of all we have to realize that we are just reacting in a wrong manner towards problems.
We are enchained by the invisible shackles of oblivion, which are sponsored by the religious dogmas and false believes. We need to find out those shackles, untie them and emancipate ourselves so that we can get ready for actions – the actions that can defeat grief and tragedies and provide us an everlasting delight.