Sunday, January 3, 2010
Emotional Compassion Versus Unknown Abuses
WHAT ARE WE REALLY DOING?
Being just a "HUMAN" is not enough- One has to become "HUMANE" to have eyes which can see in this biting cold,the chilling wind which every night,lurking slyly comes as messenger of death,to those sleeping on the footpaths,parks,under any half constructed building or a tree clutching tightly a stray dog for warmth who is more compassionate than any other rich man swirling past in their big cars,gifting a dusty cover ...for them life means more than hygiene..more than those bill boards mocking at the whole system to keep the environment free of certain diseases!This is INDIA..didn't they know when they were putting up such ironical hoardings!
C'mon,"They" knew very well but a kind of system has to be devised-a system has to exist but how much we all get out of it is a mystery and definitely history will stand to vouch for the same! Overburdened with poverty sharing meals with dogs and cat is a stark naked truth of the 'wretched Poor' of this country.Many want to shy away from this reality whilst some USE, very effectively and cleverly "this state of deprivation" to make their "fat" purse "fatter"!
Looking at the 'skyscrapers' one wonders "Is the so called EMPIRES, of so many GREEDY PEOPLE really a thing to be reveled at?"Probably Yes, because development is inevitable,incessant and necessary. Moreover hasn't a Renowned Philospher,Herbert Spencer quoted "Survival of the fittest" i.e. he only survives who is fit and is able to win the race of life,say like snakes which eats most of its own eggs after laying....Now we have to think... Do we want ourselves to be identified with such cold blooded animals or a warm blooded human being? Which once again, another acclaimed Thinker, Aristotle has quoted as a "Rational Animal". I do not want to challenge their statements but isn't it ironical how can a Rational Animal survive and be the fittest because one who is "rational" at times will definitely be "Emotional" as he would possess "a brain" and not "a mechanized instrument" in his skull. I guarantee a man with a "throbbing brain" has to be emotional at times and an 'Emotional Man" can never survive amongst the Snakes. His emotions will unknowingly and accidentally will turn out to be such follies which will take shapes of rock-sized obstructions in the path of "said progress"!
The other day while watching television,sitting comfortably in my quilt,sipping coffee and waiting for the arrival of New Year 2010,I could not help thinking about those who might not even know "what a new year is"? For them EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT is a race to be alive....the "survival of the fittest" whether it be for them slyly creeping and intruding properties, in which they have no access or again hugging a 'pig' or a 'dog' to keep them warm and alive..HAVEN'T THEY TOO DEVISED MEANS TO SURVIVE ON "THIS BEAUTIFUL PLANET" with "BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE MASTERING AMAZING TONGUE TWISTERS"!This indeed is a mock at all those who claim to be "humane" and close to "humanity" and that includes probably ME TOO! Sitting comfortably and thinking about the underprivileged is an easy way to show compassion but to venture out to lend a helping hand, in the biting cold with equally cold screeching wind is TRUE COMPASSION.
I am not here to force my "thoughts" or "views" on anybody.I wrote what I felt like- what my soul wanted to write.....'Selfishness' is a human trait, present in everyone of us. But isn't 'compassion' too an inherent quality gifted to us naturally which we have unashamedly hidden under a quilt of MATERIALISM! What really needed, is "A few drops of compassionate nectar" and the entire race of all behaviors would come to peace!