This particular thought has been nagging me since quite some time now. It came as a full blow this other day, so I thought to write on it. Can’t really say I got the answer! Anyway the thought is why do people crave attention? Nothing wrong in that, because we all like being praised. But sometimes the craving is so much that in the process they forget the relations they have formed! Such is the greed for limelight that friendship takes a back-seat. Such is the temptation to get the sole credit that hurting the feelings of people seems the natural thing to do. Why would anyone do that? Shakespeare wrote ‘what’s in a name?’. Only if he was alive to witness this sad picture around where all people want is their name to come up! Heck, people do some stuff just to get their name above other people’s name. I am not against those who want fame and all, I am just curious to know that is it so important as to make one a selfish and mean soul? Is that the only way to climb the ladder of fame? Was it done by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan? Or am I being stupid in even comparing anyone with them? Though I don’t blame myself because this type of behaviour amazes me to this end that I can make such comparisons. I mean if someone asks me something, I’ll be more than generous to fill them in and even make them join the parade if required. And besides if you don’t wish to share, own it up and say you don’t want to reveal it. Why act all pricey and difficult? Uss se kya hoga? That’s a mystery to me. Help me solve it! 🙂 🙂
This might be just another post of outrage on the ill-fated incident that happened in Delhi, but then I cannot not say anything. Honestly, whatever be said won’t be enough to condemn whatever was done. Neither will any punishment be compensating enough for the hideous crime. Personally, I demand castration! None of us can actually ever understand the gravity of what the girl’s been through and what her family is going through right now! I pray for all the power to them, that’s the least and maybe even maximum I can do.
The actual reason for this post are two learnings for me from this entire episode. Firstly, when I read what all the girl’s been through, my first thought was I’d want to die had it been me. Yes, I am not strong. Not even close to that miraculously courageous fighter who wants to live and is fighting back the injuries. Big big big salute to her spirit. May she live and achieve everything she wants. Big lesson for all who want to give up after trivial failures. Value your lives, work harder, for you are luckier than many others.
Next, one of my professors said that he really condemns what has happened and is all for death penalty for those responsible but that this is no solution to stopping such incidents. It must be done in this case for we do need a strong example set for all losers who ever think of raping a girl. But that it’s important to know the reason or the thinking process of people who do this. All students were pretty agitated that such people don’t have brains and don’t deserve anything less than death. He further explained that he has been to Tihar jail to conduct a lecture there too and that when he talked to the criminals there, the thing he found in common was that they have been denied love, have faced rejection, never been treated with respect and end up being rebels and criminals. He said such things happen because we people don’t do something that is most easy, love! He, of course, was talking about long-term benefits of changing the mentality of criminals and insisted that we treat people with smile and love wherever possible. Only then will these crimes be completely evicted. He said that during such incidents it’s important for people to be calm. Those assholes were drunk and weren’t capable of thinking straight but the couple could have been calm and tolerated the comments, maybe the incident wouldn’t have happened. I, after pondering over it, thought he might have a point. BY NO MEANS AM I TRYING TO JUSTIFY THE INCIDENT, I AM JUST SAYING THAT PROVOKING SUCH LOSERS HARMS US AT THE END! I, being the impulsive person I am, react immediately to anything that’s happening around me. So for people like me, there’s a lesson that I should be calm and feign ignorance in such cases because those losers might be wrong but maybe a little tolerance on my part will avoid any further ill situation.
Having said that, I’d like to add I am absolutely ashamed to be saying what I’ve said but then again what choice do I have? I love my life, my family and friends love me and if this little tolerance on my part keeps me safe, I’ll take it. But then again, will it keep me safe?