Everything seems so perfect from the outside. Happy faces, laughter and joy. But, how can we miss out on the subtle violation of basic rights that takes place on a daily basis? Don’t these very subtle little things create a huge impact someday?
The society that we are currently living in, if we keenly observe we realize that we as a society on the whole, lack very basic level of empathy, understanding and sensitivity! ( Now I am just talking about the society in general. I do agree and believe that there certainly are mature, sensible and responsible people who contribute to the betterment of mankind in every way possible)
Why don’t we understand that everyone’s fighting their own battle? Some are expressed and heard and some are not. So, when we start thinking from others’ perspective, we realize/ understand how it feels to be in their shoes. Having said that, it also becomes our responsibilty not to inflict our pain onto others. We should never try to project the bitterness we have experinced by our past truama onto others. Being sensitive to others’ personal issues while being responsible enough not to take an unduly advantage of our past bitter experiences is the key to living a meaningful life.
Here are few questions that we might have to ask ourselves everyday ( Self-introspection) :
Why don’t we understand that people take their own time and space to progess in their respective lives? Everyone’s journey is different and everyone follow their own path and it’s none of our business to bombard them with personal questions related to their job, career, marriage, pregnancy or the life choices that they make for themselves. Why can’t we stop meddling with others’ personal lives? Why??
Why do we think we are superior to the people younger to us? Why do we think we have authority over them? I do agree, we have to be there to guide them through and show them the right path ( very important) but that doesn’t mean we have the rights to curb their freedom and ability to make decisions for themselves. Scrutinizing them is entirely different from wanting to have control over their lives and making them feel entitled/obligated to us just because we are older to them. Our actual responsibility is to show them the right path and LET THEM BE THEMSELVES. We have to let people bloom and shine in their own way. Why don’t we understand this very basic thing? Why???
Why do we always have to comment on someone else’s physical appearance or judge them for their dressing sense? Why do we always try to instigate our moral superiority when it comes to people and their physical appearance. Everyone’s beautiful/smart in their own way irrespective of their complexion or body shape. Each and every human being is beautiful! Why can’t we just encourage people to accept themselves the way they are and respect their personal choices? Why???
Why don’t we understand that LIFE is not a set of rules and it has to be lived a certain way? We are all here to carve our own path and figure out our lives on our own. Why can’t we be less judgemental and more understanding?
Why can’t we be more sensitive and empathetic towards others’ and their personal issues? Why don’t we realize that we are NOT here to judge or correct people ( unless ofcourse, if they’re being harmful to the society, it becomes our moral responsibility to correct them).
And lastly, life is all about beautiful contradictions. And world is a mixture of people. By gaining an in depth understanding we become more open minded and less judgemental! Human tendencies are always there. But we must know when to speak our mind and when to keep things for ourselves.
I hope we all delve deeper into ourselves and introspect ourselves on a daily basis to create a healthy, positive, open minded and a carefree society.
P.S: I am not perfect either! All the above questions imply to me as well. Constantly working on bettering myself every single day!
These are just a few questions I’ve always had at back of my mind! Just felt these are worth pondering upon and hence decided to share it with y’all.
Love, peace and light💫