I am tired of hearing phrases like ‘The ‘spirit’ of City x or y or z’ every time there is some calamity hitting them. If in India people bounce back to their normal lives soon after the tragedy hits them, is it because of their ‘spirit’ or because of their helplessness? A news channel today narrated the ‘spirit’ of a cobbler who rushed back from the hospital after someone told him that his tools have been stolen. Can a poor man afford to rest in the hospital when he knows that his very livelihood is being taken away from him? Does he have the luxury of time to recover? Why do we shy away from the fact that he has no option but to start living a ‘normal’ life?