While having my breakfast ,I usually turn on the television to gather some information about what’s going on around the world .But as I finish my breakfast, a gloomy and depressive feeling engulf my mind .This kind of feeling last for max 5-10 minutes ,and gradually disappear as I head to my workplace only to reappear the next morning the same time. But the million dollar question is why there is such a feeling ?Is it due to the food ?No ,obviously not. The breakfast is rich and tasty .Secondly, Am I sick? No, everything is fine with me. Yeah, I guess you got it right now .Its all due to the news that I watched along while having my breakfast. I don’t want to blame the whole of the news for it, but to some of its content .Specially the part that dealt with violence: terrorism, extremism ,suicide bombings,drone bombings, guerilla attacks, abduction, assaults and other such disturbing elements. I am not here to judge as to who is right and who is wrong. Probably what may seem right to me may be wrong to other. Watching the TV from the comforts of my home, I probably am not the suitable person to draw conclusions.
But what I can summarize based on my observation on this matter is that probably some among us has forgotten about their basic existence as a “ human being “ in this materialistic world .Yes, it may sound bitter ,but it is of course the harsh reality .
Before doing any act, if every human being take a second and ask themselves “ARE WE DOING IT THE HUMANE WAY?”;probably this world would have been a different place to live in .There would be no violence ,no war ,no oppression ,no suppression, no corruption ,no anger ,no frustrations and other such negative activities. It would be a peaceful one ,where everyone will live in harmony .But THE question remains :is it possible? To find out the answer, let’s have a look at this case. Today, when we are encountered with a simple question; for instance :” Sir/Madam ,who are you?” Probably some of the replies will be : I am a soldier/doctor/engineer/banker/IT professional/politician/driver/chef/actor/teacher/professor/student/pilot/farmer/writer /businessman/entrepreneur etc. Some others may reply. I am a Christian/Muslim/Hindu/Jew/Buddhist etc .Now ,when we reply such ,most of the time we tend to forget about our basics; our birth as a human being. Forgetting this basic fact of life leads to the never-ending race to prove ones superiority over the other, and this is the sole cause of all the man made tragedies, that some among ourselves encounter .
So, next time when we are encountered with a question regarding our identity, we need to remind ourselves about being “human” first and everything else is secondary. It all depend on us. We can make this world a better place to live in.
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