Understanding the need for Equality and Respect
Born as the most decorated creature created by the almighty, we, humans are still very different from one another. But the difference in our individuality shouldn’t be translated in the way we look at each other. The individuals shouldn’t be making any perception based on colour, creed, race, sex, caste and religion. Specially in a multi-cultural country like India, “Unity in Diversity” is the way to go. We have got so many ethnic groups cutting across religions and regions. The amount of cultural diversity we have got is unparalleled. But as many different things bring varieties, they also bring the clash of opinions. A problem like this is very easy to germinate in our society. But it is we, as a proud patriot, need to uproot such differences. The unity in itself is an overused but underestimated term. If you look at our nation’s history, whenever we have gone beyond the lines of nationality and humanity to get our identification as a person from certain community, we’ve opened the gateway to hell. Our rulers have exploited us on these lines, for centuries. It is also necessary for us to understand the practical mind of Indians living in the Indian society. We are very close to our spirits, origin and culture. We’re very proud of it as well, that’s again a good thing; But have we given enough room to other cultures, so that it can prevail in our society? The hard answer is a big “NO”. And, of all good things we’ve done, this is the place we need to work on. The tolerance inside our mind should not only be restricted to the people of our community, it should’ve no boundaries. The best way to respect our belief is to give respect to other’s belief. And this thought process shouldn’t be left for someone else. The charity should begin from home. The responsibility to look everyone from equal eyes lies on our shoulders. He, who is good by his deeds should be respected for his deeds only, irrespective of caste, region and religion he belongs to. Always remember, it’s not the creator who creates differences, it’s our evil mind that does. Let’s sanctify this portion of brain.