Call it a break or goodbye, I just deactivated my Facebook account. Since there is no option to delete, I ended on a deactivation. For quite some time, there has been an outspread of hatred in the social media, the logic of which I really don’t understand. It seems like we have long forgotten treating each other as human beings, giving each other mutual respect, love and dignity. We have become biased, basing our thoughts on the man made divides. If we are not able to think beyond the divides, we are exploring the dimensions of our failings as human beings. For a while, I stayed passive, ignoring the painful vibes this outbreak of hatred generated. Whether you remain active or passive doesn’t matter, it still hurts, deep within, it still hurts.
The hypocrisy of virtual beings, the heroified absurdities, the lunatic chases, the depressed brains, degradation on gender grounds. . . ., the list goes countless and even monotonous (All of it deals it with hatred). At this point, I am deeply reminded of the poem Hatred by the Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska. Nothing explains it better.
The way the poem begins,
“See how efficient it still is,
how it keeps itself in shape—
our century’s hatred.”
sets the perfect ambiance of the very word, rather phenomenon. And the lines quoted below is what goes on at present as well, like that’s how the way of the world works.
“Gifted, diligent, hard-working.
Need we mention all the songs it has composed?
All the pages it has added to our history books?
All the human carpets it has spread
over countless city squares and football fields?”
It takes a lot of effort to be born as a human being. It may not be so easy to survive the odds and evens life has got to offer. It is even more difficult and challenging to live as a human being, despite the tempting other side of it. Idealism might be just another theory, but to be able to be firm on the humane values and ethics is not. Let the world wake up to better tomorrows, prospering with the joy of love and humanity. On that note, good night world!