Not a joke.

Look at their face, look at their walk, the way they talk, oh those clothes and the funny voice…

That is how you describe a clown or a drunkard, uttering any of that otherwise is not funny. Say what now, it is just a joke? Okay that is no excuse to put any other person down. It is never justified to look down on anyone. It is never okay to unknowingly hurt anyone. One might say things without realising the repercussions, but even then why comment on someone else’s personal matters or personality attributes or physical features. Bullying is not synonym to leg pulling.

Shh, shhh, not a single thought about anyone. Like they say crticize slowly and appreciate quickly. No one is entitled to pass random remarks. Accept others and move on or just move on. People are not bus stops, they are not waiting for random strangers to make halts in their lives.

Seriously, whenever I hear or read about bullying, something that has also become digital and it is called cyber bullying, I am flabbergasted to learn of the arguments presented by the bully. It is not just the hate, the real question is what were they being fed? What agitates them to that point, where only abuse could work for them?

And sad enough not everyone gets help, not every one is strong enough to not give into these bullies. Sad as it is young ones suicide just because they can not bear it anymore. They find the world as a dirty and disgusting place just because of a few fellows who find pleasure in picking on them. Oh gosh, the seriousness of these matters is never felt unless personally experienced.

And if that is not enough the victimisation of the sufferer makes matters worse. Victims are not weak. There are so many stories flashing in front of eyes. Each one talked of the victims closest relations being unaware of the victim’s state of mind before they began discussing the cruelty of the bully. Honestly, it does seem hopeless. But laws do exist, people are still afraid, where is the hope? Just in the belief that one day it will change? When? Years from now?

Tender roots do not/can not differentiate water from poison. They will absorb what will be given to them. Hope is in nurturing those roots .

-Insach

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Crisis

Well, to begin with one of the cause of crisis is in crISIS itself, it is quiet conspicuous. The world is in so many crises where can one even begin? I would talk of what is in our control. The emotional, mental, physical crisis.

It is no news that, when we are at our best, the things we do are the best and that is exactly how one becomes useful. Do not own an NGO? No big deal! Can not collect enough for charity? No big deal. But not having time for yourself? Not really your fault.

Even though it is not our fault, not being able to take care of our own self would mean not being able to give. And that is sad. That is the real crisis. Like the old age saying goes charity begins at home. Home meaning people living in it, and that would be me?!

Like these sayings, thoughts, proverbs etc… we know lot, but how much of it are we really using? How much do we really remember? How much do we really apply? Not much, not until a breakdown do we have an “oh snap!” moment that brings sense to the whole drama or sometimes a charade. Procrastination can work every where else but not on the body. It is a state of crisis, not being able to give time, money, love, encouragement, happiness, bliss to our own self.

It is a crisis to be living in past, to be living in future and wasting the present. It is a crisis to give time to everything but to yourself. Letting loose is not a luxury, should not be! It is nature and nature is not wrong. Until you love yourself you can not love anyone else – that is a serious crisis.

Talk about love and there are people with true love and some with a series of bad relationships. It is not the victim’s fault that they get cheated on. But can one be that negligent and unaware of their partner that they did not see it coming? Honestly, no one is. It is just the fear of being rejected, being lonely that holds them back not negligence. In a way investing in such a relationship is like deceiving yourself. It is never easy, but won’t it help to hit the eject button now than on a later stage.

I mean, when ever you know or feel it – allow yourself to be at peace and give it up immediately. Toxin is good for nothing. There is no need to go through the emotional, mental and at times physical pain. What ever the state, which ever the crisis, love your self and be your self. That is what we have been taught and that is what we need to remember.

Crises always erupt where there is lack of love and compassion.

Closet

Closet is just an enclosed place isn’t it?

When I was young we would keep our clothes in a closet. Actually we still do. As I grew older I got to know that closets could be of various shapes and sizes. Some said they had spaces like that of an empty room. But the usage is still the same. Keep something, store something or just play hide and seek and find yourself in the world of Narnia.

Anyhow, the point was to store not to hide. Oh, but if we go by the age old stories of love affairs, the immediate choice in any film to hide the boy in case some one from the girl’s family barges into her room, is under the bed or the bathroom but you know out of courtesy no one would ever open some one else’s closet. They might check the loo or under the bed but never closet.

So people hid stuff or other people in their closet and soon they started hiding their true selves in the closet. What a convenient place isn’t it?

The safety of your house, coupled with the safety of your room with the double safety of your closet. Hmmm, is that the right? Is that why they say someone was in the closet? As in they were hidden (or hiding something) in their own way in their own place. What ever it might be. At the end it is their house, their room, their closet. Lets leave it be! Why push anyone out of their Narnia?

I had no idea where to take this prompt. Somehow here I am preaching like always 😛

 

In the Middle.

Generation XYZ: Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?


The younger or the older – some are way ahead, some way behind. I feel we are in the middle.

             Fly away.

          Fly away.

Globalization, though a new term is not as new a concept as one might think, it existed a long time ago as well. Earlier, it was not known for its global impacts because, it was simply called trade; which everyone knows took place between various countries. Trade (or business as we would call it today) was the one and only way of knowing, learning and possessing new things. This made a way for acquiring everything and anything that was foreign, new, unknown, and most of all fascinating.

People involved in trade were always seen as more experienced of the outside world compared to any other person. This held true for anyone who went on voyages as well. They conquered the impossible and were known for it because, it was not as easy as it is today, to reach a new place on the map; an uncharted territory meant having to deal with colossal amounts of problems.

As history tells us – many gave up, some did not, and those who strived through all the struggles stood tall and proud, and are known till date for their contribution in what we today know as globalization. Slowly and steadily this led to modernism.

Times changed, for everything could have only gotten better with it passing by, and today we have reached a point where the world is in our palm – the gift of science, a “present” from the past – the internet! Well, when we talk of science, we say the world is only accelerating and reaching new heights – every day making our big planet a global village of sorts.

We are now tightly knit and virtually connected than ever and so is the flow of information, very fast and easily available that is. This is not only beneficial in terms of economics of a country but helps us stay updated with the new happenings in the other side of the world, mostly developed countries – the trend setters, the policy makers etc.

We used our knowledge of science and math, did experiments on it, and created super computers, smart phones, and artificial intelligence. That is a tech savvy talk, but for someone concerned with human values, the technology has made people less more frequent on visiting or meeting each other, it has made people more dependent on machines and lazy, but who is to debate on that? Nothing is harmful until it is not in excess, right?

But with the use of technology, what is excess? With all the good information available at the tip of our fingertips, how far away is the wrong information? Learning about all that is hip and new is the talk of every town, but how much of modernism is fine with our cultural beliefs? We might think that we are moving ahead and standing shoulder to shoulder with the whole world, but how much of our population is an actual part of this new world?

You answer these questions and you would realize that the world we know is advance and modern but being modern never meant to move ahead alone. The young ones are far more accepting of everything and anything regardless of what they believe in and the old ones can be a little stubborn about their beliefs.

Being modern means to be a human first and with benevolence carry everyone along in this long journey because, like the olden times, it is still a voyage into a better tomorrow. While in reality, my generation (of the twenties) is the hanging in the middle and in a way enjoying the best of both worlds.

Science can cure diseases, only.

Placebo Effect: If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?


Not single… I’d love to cure all the painful, incurable diseases in this world. No one deserves to suffer and die alone like it happens in the case of the EVD – Ebola virus disease. I was only taught very little about it in my microbiology class, reading about its symptoms was scary enough, to have to go through something as bad as this hemorrhagic fever is worse than dying. But the world is yet to see the ever so evolving bacterial and viral diseases which could get way out of our hands, in the time to come. Anyway, we can only hope that science does what it promises and makes world a better place. I believe, it might take some time, but science can cure diseases.

Now, lets focus on to the major pandemic that goes unnoticed in our everyday lives. You see it everyday, in one way or the other, yet we all are so helpless and this illness spreads around so easily and is totally incurable. The disease of idiocy, hatred, and being inhumane. Some day science would find a cure for AIDS just like it can cure many forms of cancer today, if detected at early stages, that is. 

So, as we become more advanced the diseases that are incurable now might start getting cured, but I very highly doubt that there would be any pill that one could pop, or take a shot (injection) and become sane – something to cure idiocy. Something to set a lunatic’s head straight – who think their way of life or they, in general, are the supreme of all. Who have taken human form on this Earth to set it on the right path. As if it were going to get sucked into an unending pit of darkness and they are the only saviours. To think highly of yourself or your ways is not just wrong but also idiotic. Now cure that!!

Hatred, another thing I’d like to cure. Well, from this haughty, disdainful, imperious, supercilious behaviour one only creates hatred for themselves, and hates all others, for they think their stupidity should be praised as opposed to being reprimanded. Now cure that!! And as far as it goes, some lunatics only lose their touch with reality and the touch with the human inside them hence, the inhumane people are made on this very Earth. No one did this to them, but one single false idea of being the superior, one wrong perception and see how the world just gets screwed up (I think I am allowed to use that word).

From the fights over race, colour, culture, religion, social/financial status, work, gender… The list just keeps going on and nowadays it is very common to see fights, hatred and bullying over strength and sexual orientation as well (not necessarily together though), but  the world has some serious problems that science just can not help with. Humans made science just like all these above listed issues and only we can stop it from growing any bigger or else, one day, all of it will fall down on us. The sticks and stones will only shatter us down and we would leave nothing but those sticks and stones behind us.

Whatever happened to live and let live!! Create love, call it peace, define yourself with love – that is our race, that is our culture, that is our religion and let love be the new sexual orientation.