Its a natural tendency and birthright of every person and any person to love, admire, respect and preserve his motherland, his ethnicity, his race, and to whatever particular group or identity he belongs. And it hurts, really hurts a lot, when he is mocked, insulted or looked down by others or treated lowly because of his identity and the ethnicity or group. That’s really painful and sad. That pain only he can know who goes through that.
In our society, in our country, and most probably in world since long such discriminations are prevalent, and people are divided in many groups and subgroups according to that, where some particular group thinks they are superior to others and those who are considered the lowest in that, they are treated badly and lowly everywhere, in every field, in everything. So when some particular groups think they are superior, so what about the others ? Are they not human beings ?
Whatever identity or group a person belong, why another group would look down on them or tease, mock or insult them ? Can they themselves tolerate that ? Can any one tolerate that ? Then why so easily people hurt, tease, insult, mock others for their very identity ? Have we ever considered it staying in their shoes who go through all this, who have to survive n fight for their own rights and identity ? So painful, so hurting it is !! Nobody has any right for that and why should a person tolerate that. Why some will rule like kings and why some will suffer like slaves and treated like animals or subhumans.
Also I have a question for everyone ? Does God give knowledge, wisdom, talents, ability only to a particular group of people and doesn’t give to others. Does He do discrimination in that ? I mean to say is it only a particular group or section of people are blessed with knowledge, wisdom, talents, skills and abilities ? And is it some group or section are always poor, backwards and fools with no talents, no skill, no abilities ? These are some thought provoking thoughts of mine which arise in me as a common sense. We know it very well that everyone is gifted differently with different talents and abilities, we can’t judge or reject someone’s ability as a generalization, insulting a complete group.
No one is inferior and no one is superior to anyone… So is our groups, and ethnicity, none is superior nor inferior, instead we are all unique whatever n however we are. We all are equally loved by God. We all have same, flesh, heart, bone and blood. Our skin color, height, figure, hair may differ but can we deny that beneath the skin we feel the same, think the same and we all go through this same life of joy and sorrow..! We are human and humanity is our first identity. We are to respect each other, help and cooperate each other. I don’t support too much pride and arrogance for our own group and hating others or to look down others.
Everyone has a self respect, everyone has a heart, every one has his dignity, every one has equal rights.
True education is not what degree, certificate or qualifications we have, in what school, college or university we went for study, what great job we do, how much books we have read or whatever places we have gone. A piece of paper doesn’t measure our true education. True education is how we treat another person, how we value and respect others, how we understand others.. True education is our manners, behaviors and thoughts. If we don’t know how to respect others, if we are full of arrogance and pride, if we are not kind and considerate towards others we are not educated in true sense..and all our years of learning is just in vain.
And another thing… When some people have more resource of something, they should share that with others who are deprived of that. When we find some people in extreme struggles or difficulties, and if we are blessed with everything, if we have power and capacity to help we should definitely help. If we are aware and know very well how some particular people are suffering for their basic rights and survival , and still if we just ignore and close our eyes to them its not true humanity. We are to support, help and nurture each other and to live in harmony. That’s how a beautiful society is made, and that’s how there lies unity in diversity, when or where no one is looked down, no one is neglected, no one is hurt, but all are respected and treated equally.
Just like a jungle full of diverse animals and plants enriches it, so does a diverse social groups in a nation enriches its society. So that inequality or diversity is to be celebrated in good way to enrich each other not to kill, cut or scratch each other as if we are animals or enemies of each other. We are all human, children of one God, God who rules in love, we all come under that one blanket of love, why do we pester each other to generate hatred and divide our society, our humanity for insignificant things.
Finally.. nobody has any right to make anyone feel inferior or worthless only because of their particular identity. Whoever displays such inhuman, illiterate behavior to mock, tease or hurt anyone or keeps such thoughts shows his own lack of education and underdeveloped mentality. When we can’t bear, share or lessen someone’s agony, why to throw salt in their wounds by making them feel more miserable, helpless and bitter.. only to reduce their faith and hope in humanity and equality .
A person’s true power is in helping a weak, not in boasting in his own power and threatening the weak.
©Glorry Shubhashree 🌼
Some original thoughts of mine. . I often ponder over this.. My intention is not to hurt or provoke anyone, but to make us think before we behave or speak anything ill towards any fellow human being which is derogatory to that person’s dignity and self respect.