…I don’t know.

 

This is the ultimate question we need to ask ourselves as people, as human beings. Where is the love we have towards others? The love towards animals? The love towards nature? The love towards any differences that may be around us? Where? And what are we doing towards bettering that?

At a lunch in the previous month, we (stupidly) started talking about the current events and stumbled upon the story which was in the media of women who were forced to take off their burkas in public. The statement that came out of someone’s mouth was that it was the right thing to do. What a stupid thing to be wearing and doing. I couldn’t be quiet. I refused to be. I wouldn’t want to be asked to wear a longer skirt in a Muslim country. And if the roles would have been reversed there would have been an outrage.

I’m not defending anyone. I’m defending something. I’m defending the idea of everyone being accepted and respected for who they are. I don’t care who you are, what you do, who you believe in and what you wear as long as you aren’t hurting anyone. But it’s both-sided. Because I also don’t care who you think you are defending, freeing, liberating and helping as long as you are not hurting anyone.

If we follow the love, we will find peace. But violence and aggressiveness have never done any good to anyone. What a paradox it is, to strive for peace and safety by using guns and oppression. We are smarter than that. We are more evolved. It is time we as a united society start caring for something more than just our personal gain and profits and consider the good of the whole mankind.

Wishing you a peaceful, happy and safe week to come!

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