Saturday, January 26, 2013

Come On Lets Differentiate

Caste, Race, Tribes, Professionals, we have ever so many ways to segregate people. At the end of the day, we can divide the world into two-the ones who divide and the others who don't. A lot can be learnt from the game of chess... at the end of the game, the king and the pawn, the bishop and the knight, the queen and the rook, black and white-all go into the same box...
 
Some people feel too great when in those armchairs of power; I pity them as I wonder, "How useless and loose their arms might hang when that chair is removed?" Then, when they witness that they were never respected in the first place, will they ask then, "What did I do to deserve this?!" Would I be able to remind them then that it was not power that they controlled but power that controlled them. 
 
Trust me, today I stand as witness to understand that power can corrupt the soul of even the good ones. Are they "good" from then? 
 
I wondered, "If God decends today, and tried to fit into an organization, which would he choose? what title will he be offered? and what would his pay scale be?" I really don't know about the first few questions, but take my word, if he settles in for an "Indian" pay scale and thinks that his opinions will count, he will soon figure out that he is disappointed... but I wish that by then he would have a family and two kids too and know what... he might allow himself to be violated and may not even complain too. 
 
This world has blessfully advanced so much that our visions blind our missions and our egos block our passions and each one is running towards something, so convinced that what he does is a means to the end. And I remembered the words of George Washington Carver, "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." Ces't la vie...

4 comments:

Enigmatic Soul said...

One of the major reasons behind such segregation is a failure to look beyond the established stereotypes. If someone belongs to a certain caste / gender / class / race / religion / country, then that someone will act in such and such way - this is what we believe and this is what clouds our vision and stops us from acknowledging the basic humanity that exists in all.

Well worded post. As always, it made me think and reflect a little more on life.

VST said...

@Enigmatic Soul: Nice to hear from you after a long time. At the end of the day, we try to fit people into our limited, small boxes of understanding. At times crushing them, denying them of their possibility of growth... or may be it is a case of our survival instinct-to keep others small so that we may feel big. No matter what, it is sustainable to grow and being big rather than shrink others to have a pseudo-comfort of feeling big. Take the higher road...

Enigmatic Soul said...

Keen observation! I came to the same conclusion. In order to feel superior, people need to make someone inferior. There exists no happiness or success without sorrow and failure; we need to have both in our view in order to feel either.

VST said...

@Enigmatic Soul: I agree from an utopian world. But, every one is tested and to err is human. Yet, it moves.