Nepal is our home, not some rented temporary shack… There is a difference between the one who rents a house, and the one who owns a house. The one who rents a house doesn’t care if the walls crack and crumble, they can always move to another house. The one who owns a house knows that he/she needs to care for the house by themselves no one else will take care of it, thus they paint the walls and mend the cracks. 3 out of 4 Nepali are young men and women like us. The problem is that we behave like tenants of Nepal. We have let the older generation tear this country apart. We have let them use us to fight their battles. We have let them fool us into thinking that we’re not fit to run this country ourselves. We have let them loot this country. So we hide in our alcohol, in our religions, on the Internet and in our ‘tea guffs’ as if there is some other Nepal out there that we shall move to when this one crumbles. We sit at home and wait for others to fight for us on the streets. We want green cards instead of voter’s cards. We are angry, but we are too scared to do anything about it. It is not Buddha or Pashupatinath’s job to save this country. It is not the donors’ job, and the government and political forces has shown that it is not their job, either. Responsibility is not shared, it is earned. We have to become a Nepali, not just call ourselves one. We have to become the alternative rather than seeking one. Because if this country goes down, we go down with it. If not now, when ? If not us, who else ?