I wanted to share some of my poetry and stories but today’s post just didn’t let me move on without it being written and shared…such are some topics..such are the ways of today’s world.
This world we live in has become a vessel containing hot air balloons( and in some cases volcanoes) waiting to explode.
every where I look I see frustration either bubbling inside threatening to erupt waiting for that one moment or constantly erupting on every thing big or small.
and this kind of rage isn’t just contained to one specific gender,group or age..its prevalent every where in every strata of society….people all eager to get hysterical over everything and historical too in case you know the “opponent”.
War over Dog poop
Mr. A took his dog out for a walk in a park and didn’t even bother to pick up the dog poop and was about to move on when Mr.B interrupted his walk and requested him to pick it up and throw it in a dustbin,to which Mr. A took offence and said how dare you tell me what to do? do you have any idea who I am, how much i earn..blah blah blah
Mr B unable to hold on to patience anymore started showing off his wealth,health and whatever he could manage…in between Mr.C who seemed to be sensible quietly picked up the dog poop, put it in a dustbin near and requested Both the “wealthy gentlemen” to go their own way and not scare kids around.
so Mr B and Mr A joined hands and started arguing with Mr C over who told him to interfere, who does he think he is, people like Mr C do menial jobs in their office and so on..By the time president of RWA(Resident Welfare Association) came along with other members there was a big fight in the park which can easily qualify for the biggest war over dog poop ever..
Adults = Maturity ( rarely)
One day I was standing near the main gate of our colony (where the school van drops off kids) waiting for my daughter.There were groups of parents all around discussing life and kids and everything. That day one of the kids came crying from the school , when asked he told he got punishment over not doing his math homework.so began a three day long fight between parents and teachers over who is to be blamed. Since I have worked with kids someone asked me what to do and I asked if anyone from school or home has checked whether the kid has understood that chapter or not.
well what do you know no one did!
They were all so eager to blame the other party no one even bothered to ask the kid why he was not able to do the homework in the first place.
Two very different set of issues both ending in huge fights.If you think the examples I cited in this posts are lame trust me I could have written hundred more where a communal fight broke over garbage pits,people fighting over parking spaces,a child killing his teacher over test results…..people can fight and kill even for a bag of chips or a sale.
Take any news paper and its full of printed horror stories of yesterdays and today’s.
And they all point towards-
low self esteem
the subdued anger
lack/absence of patience and tolerance
The great wall of class,caste and religion
Now I ask you all what do you think of the above situations.
Don’t you guys feel that of all fights,arguments going around most can be easily solved if people use their head and give it a thought before jumping in?
Don’t you think in today’s world fight over religion has over powered the very reason they exist…faith in God?
Don’t you think we are such a frustrated lot that all our pent up anger just sits, accumulates more hatred and then one day erupts into a fire which leaves huge scars?
what happened to us,when and how did we forget we were kids too?
unless we all get up
not wait for someone else to take the first step
unless we all open our eyes
not just get up from the bed every day
unless we all start listening
not just let voices travel in the ear
unless we all speak out and support the right
not just for us but for others too
nothing will ever change
I will be there for you
will you be there for others too?