We as a global culture, especially in democratic societies with free markets that value civil rights, are far too vulnerable to corruption around us. Sadly the policy makers that control the government, the ones in the best possible position of power that would influence how weak or tough our legal systems are on crime, are among the most corrupt parts of society.
It’s an uphill battle of wills over the generations to keep corruption to a minimum and to keep peace and prosperity up.
Corruption in India, just as anywhere else in the world, is a thing that just drags down the quality of life for everyone around it. It really is disheartening and it feels like it’s a cultural quicksand that’s been around a long time before anyone that could possibly be reading this was even born. In that respect you could actually have a laugh about it, if you have a bleak enough sense of humor. Think about it, all the corruption and crime and the ugliest parts of human beings has been around for centuries, a long enough time for there to be criminal dynasties that have a longer lineage and more diverse history and culture to them than some of the young countries of the world. But getting back to the focal point here; corruption in India particularly is considerably severe when it is one the most densely populated places on the planet. Even a small amount of corruption in such a place can go a long way and affect millions of lives.