Have you ever wondered why this subject called Moral Science was taught to us merely up till junior high while the humanity needed it all throughout, much prior to the need of maths, history and them all?
Have you ever known that a certain thing was wrong, but couldn’t help because it wasn’t in your hands and felt so guilty but helpless?
For an instance, when I see my neighboring family’s parenting by a father that comes home drunk screaming at his spouse in front of 10 and 15 year old minds that still believe in Santa Clause and the magical world, hitting them later in the name of parenting and constantly reminding the kid about how he is chubby and ugly, any educated person would feel like dragging that man to the jail. But am I capable of that? In a country where the people try to keep as far a distance from the law as possible? Where the public is terrified at seeing a cop approach them rather than feeling safe?
Today the little ones get disgusted with themselves even before the tooth fairies steal from under their pillows, at being bullied, discriminated, laughed at, because of their appearance or color or so. Even before anything, these kids learn what biasness or favoritism is. They know they need to have brands. They know they need to be the best. Do you think that is right?
In a country where rapes have become so common that we have a separate name for the capital of the country i.e also known a Rape Capital.So common that we no longer talk about it, because enough discussed, enough mourning done, enough marches held, its a common now. Reportedly one case every fifteen minutes. Happens with everybody. Let’s just hope it doesn’t happen to us, and if it does, we’ll just do the mourning once more.
After all that, my relatives suggest me on how not to dress up provokingly. Well, they are the same people whom never have I heard giving any such suggestions to my brother. But will I say anything? Answering back the elders is against our culture, they said.
There is no ending to this topic if elaborated. In a country where the person buying a packet of gutka at a stall complains about how the government has done nothing for the untidy footpath, right at the next moment red-spits on from his running vehicle in between the road. Can you do anythi…Oh wait, I do, I stop that person and tell him not to do it again.
I agree, we can’t do what is out of our capacity. But we can surely do what is in our capacity. We couldn’t change that bad parent, nosy relative, corrupt government officials or the bully. But what we can do is, not be them ourselves.
The problem is, we are busy being judges and critics while we need to grow into being appreciators and supporters. While we are busy teaching, lets take some time out to learn, to listen and to accept.
Love, Respect and Humanity above all.