The issue of corruption has led many to believe that the world is coming to an end. But the success of every individual as well as society lies on the ability for one to use the opportunities at one’s disposal with shrewdness and a sense of tenacity, believing that the good could even come from the bad if management of the bad changes hands.
Originally posted on TED Blog:
From Bihar to the World Bank
Sanjay Pradhan grew up in Bihar, India’s poorest state. He came home one day, at 6 years old, to find a cart of sweets at the front door. He and his brothers greedily dug in — but when his father came home, he was livid. Those sweets, it turns out, were a bribe from a contractor. His father built roads in Bihar, and he had “developed a firm stance against corruption, even though he was harrassed and threatened.”