Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Do some professions have an extra obligation?
Not every professional seems to have the same rights. Some seem to have an extra obligation, an extra responsibility than the rest of us, which we all are ready to point out to them as often as possible. A doctor is cruel becaue he wouldn’t operate after a certain time. An actor is irresponsible if he chooses to enact a role that is out of the norm (read Amitabh Bacchan in Nishabdh) or chooses to follow some rituals that don’t appeal to all. While the rest of us are free to do whatever we like and follow whatever we believe in, a doctor or an actor (for example) doesn’t seem to have such choice. Even if they went ahead and did what they want to, they receive the wrath of the society. Probably, few professional roles are not meant for everybody. Especially, not to people like me who don’t like to live life on other’s terms.