Hi World (meaning: the earth, together with all of its countries and peoples); it has been over 3 decades that I have known you, and, we were never too young to be friends during all these days of life.
It was wonderful to connect with old pals and “names” I remembered during the years I grew up. I assume, the joy must be similar for other’s who first took up the social networking sites. Thanks to Orkut and Facebook.
By the time we connected on Facebook, this time, only as acquaintance, we had grown much beyond our school and college days and were now capable of understanding the meaning of our actions and repercussions.
I am sorry, if during this time and tenure, something unfortunate happened about/with life. I now see some people on social networking sites with very different personality than most of my friends and associates. I, like most others, have friends from all religions, some of them in India, and several across the border. None of them seem to have trouble as much as some very few seem to have and is being expressed continuously.
There’s nothing wrong in pointing out what’s incorrect, but to point something unidirectional and with hatred will only, will continue to divide the already divided world today. Whom is it really helping and going to help? “When was the last time the world wasn’t falling apart?”*
While I kept watching most of these posts on FB about how a certain section is discriminating against the others, I actually failed to see them pointing out any silver line and the good things which have actually happened. Additionally, why are we growing so insensitive towards sentiments of another sect? I have resided outside India and have never seen people complaining about not getting meat of a particular animal which would hurt the religious beliefs of the society their. Why shouldn’t the society be mature here to acknowledge the same here then?
This post is not to taunt but I request these persons to take it personally, and evaluate whom are you benefiting by your continuous posts and hatred. Are you really getting those “100” likes for your posts? There is injustice at every corner and region of the world, you can either create awareness or fight, but re-instating your belief and personal thought demeaning the other, is never going to benefit or bring progress. Like non – Muslims’ there are and will be innumerable Muslims who have been affected and devastated by the heat and rage of few. You know it and we all know it. Let’s not propagate which sect is more damaging and devastating. I was trying to counter few of these hatred posts and thought of searching some material towards the same, and surprisingly got over 300 articles within a span of 30 days. I later realized that there’s no maturity and sense in treating a situation with tit for tat. As rightly said, “an eye for an eye; will make the world blind”. On the contrary I also found and though about those wonderful experiences and stories available online which depict and showcase the meaning of peace and harmony to co-exist in the very same society.
What is the point and for how long will we continue to feed the ugly animal inside us, instead of looking out for better and positive outlook for life? As human beings, there can be better means of dealing with problems and issues, only dogs have to bark to communicate. For how long should we get blinded by polarized views of few and change our hearts, instead of betterment of our own society and generations to come?
- Sentences picked up from documentary/movie