The good fight

There are many ways in which we can love and care for our country, society and people.

One important way is in fighting for your rights and fighting injustice.

Now some may wonder how this is related or if it is even advisable.

In fact this is one of the best ways to love your country, for in fighting for your rights, you will not only help yourself but also others.

For example, the construction of a water project in your village or town may be cutting corners.

Instead of being a silent spectator and waiting for others to act, you should fight for your right to reliable drinking water.

Your action will not only benefit you but also others.

It is important to fight for yourself as it is only then that you can fight for others.

A good fight is better any day then tolerating injustice. It helps improve the system, helps reform social malaise and opens up a path for others to follow or tread one.

Victory is never assured, but it is better to fight and lose because in your defeat you will still have made an impact. Besides you can fight another day.

Systemic malaise, wrong doers, bullies, social wrongs and the powerful (who abuse power) have no limits if you let all of them walk all over you.

It is only in fighting that you give them resistance, followed by shock and then hopefully change.

Fighting is never easy and there will be costs, but it is better to hold your head high -even in defeat, than to put your tail between your legs and live a life of indignity and fear.

The ACC, RAA, RBP and Courts can only do so much and reach so many places and people.

Our Kings have empowered all of us, including even the weakest among us, through the Constitution.

It is our responsibility to use this empowerment, and the natural rights that come with being a citizen, to fight for a better Bhutan and our collective future.

His Majesty The King said that more than just loving our country, it is more important to love our country intelligently.

One of the ways to love our country intelligently is to fight the good fight.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

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