07 3 / 2014
"Look at all these people using big fancy words, trying so hard to trick you into believing that they can actually write."
02 3 / 2014
7 billion people, 14 billion faces. People keep flipping their perspectives like they would with a two rupee coin. For one, they’re committing sins and asking people not to judge them and the next, are going about criticising the whole world except themselves. Such an epitome of hypocrisy. As Paulo Coelho said in The Alchemist -“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
When you’re riddled with your own challenges and life seems to appear like a dark shady ally, you want to belong. You want the attention, the appreciation. You shout out “Don’t judge”. Isn’t it because you want your choices to be respected by everyone alike? What’s with the narcissistic pleasure in finding faults with others and labelling them as complete nincompoops for their way of making choices and leading their own lives? For when you see a girl blabbering away and you tag her as an a foolish mouth, you’re ignoring the fact that she feels lonely and needs someone to listen to her. A fat person taking a big bite might just be too riddled with anxiety issues. And that girl who shows off her skin and acts like a vixen, needs to be told that she has a beautiful soul. Because we could have been the same had we been faced with the same dilemmas and jeopardy.
“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” ― David Brin
Let’s not forget that no matter what, we our are own favourites and that criticism kills a person’s idea of self-esteem. It’s easy to see whats on the outside, judge them and feel superior of ourselves. Life is a lot more different when you step into the other person’s shoe. So how about we dig in a bit deeper, see what their ugly side of the ‘sole’ feels like and stop centring the world around ourselves. Take off those glasses of delusion. Stop the backhanded comments and learn to appreciate the nuances in every being. Let’s indulge in a bit of sensitivity and accept others for what their opinions have made of them. Remember that human beings are not creatures of logic and science but of emotions, prejudices and irrational fears. When God himself does not judge a man until his last days, why shall we?