Different People, Different Goals

  • The different sections of the society have different aspirations or goals in life. And they see the idea of development from different perspectives. Therefore, the idea of development differs from people to people due to their different aspirations which they link to development and society.
Development for a farmer means more agricultural production
Development for a farmer means more agricultural production
  • For landless rural laborer, development goals will be more wages and more days of work. A rich farmer from Punjab needs a higher support prices for his crops and employing cheap laborers in his field.
  • A man from Dalit family who lives in a discriminated environment wants dignity and equal opportunity for all people regardless of caste, class and gender. Therefore, each of one of them has different goals in life. This situation even can lead to conflict in the society.
Development for an industrialist is to have growth in profit with more output
Development for an industrialist is to have growth in profit with more output
  • Similarly, for development, people look at mix of goals. The increase in income, wages and possession of money and then other material objects may be a common goal of everyone in the society.
  • But people seek more than money. Equal treatment in society, freedom or liberty, security and respect etc. are also important aspirations of people.
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