21 December 2012 - QA 2

Gurudev, one bad incident rocks the whole nation, but why do many good things happening around go unnoticed without even creating a ripple?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Agitation needs some such bad event. People are ready to agitate easily. This is because stress is already there and that stress wants an outlet. So agitation becomes a very easy thing to do.
If we call for an agitation, you will see everybody will join but for meditation only the intelligent will join.
But, I think, times are changing. Wherever we go, we get more crowd for meditation than for agitation. That is why I said, there is a positive change in society.

It is media which likes agitation the most. See, we are thousands of us sitting here, and not even one-fourth of these many people are in town hall, shouting slogans and agitating. But the media is interested in that event, even though there are just five hundred people there.
The media projects negative news better and more vigorously.