A sad moment of helplessness, a moment of despair in this capitalist world and a thoughtful documentary recommended by a much more thoughtful friend. This was all I needed to unsettle myself for the coming month at least. While getting unsettled is often feared and I have always been bad at handling unsettling thoughts ending up running away from them, this time I embrace this sign of storm. Though I fear the consequences but it’s better than living in the world of lies.
How easy it is let life live itself! To make your mind numb and let the senses guide you. Grab the coffee even when the mind is already hyper and throw off the half empty plastic glass into the dustbin kicking the puppy off complaining how dirty they are and so on. No offense meant, I am not here to make anyone guilty conscious. All I wish to communicate is that it just takes an effort of certain milliseconds to contemplate over one’s action. One is neither completely responsible for poverty or the environment nor can one free the world of all of its problems but one can definitely be careful and hurt a little lesser this already chaotically screwed up world.
“The world is not as bad as you are depicting”
Definitely not, only if there were not millions of people dying of hunger every year, only if there were not millions of tonnes of waste which was being disposed off every day, only if my next generation were to breathe clean air and they wouldn’t need to travel miles to see what green means…..
Most of us who are able to read this have atleast their basic necessitates of life fulfilled, yes we all have problems but they can be overcome. But have you thought about the slum next to the MNC, the shirtless child with a speechless tongue. That’s whom I am talking about. Millions of them. Who see abundance but never see where it goes. The earth watches itself being stripped by the virus of WANT(not need) and she can just watch until the virus has ruined itself to regret.
The only point I wanted to communicate is that a very small thought preceding an action can reduce the damage. It could be as small as smiling at a stranger, watering a tree instead of texting in free time or simply wasting a little less food. It might just be a drop in the ocean but better people can turn a house into a home.
The question is can you make this world into family, a home with a little less hatred and more love?