It’s okay to be affected by what others say to you. But when you get overpowered by what others say, you stop thinking for yourself.
If something is just, it will persist. With or without advocacy.
To passively uphold an unjust system, is equivalent to being an active perpetrator.
Game of thrones finale taught me one thing today.
Being the ‘chosen one’ doesn’t make you the ‘right one’,it just makes you the ‘convenient one’.
Convenient answers are the simplest,but not in the least bit enough to understand and unravel the complexity of the world.
Daenerys Targaryen could walk through fire unharmed and was the mother of three dragons.There’s your chosen one.But that didn’t give her the right to kill innocent people.She could use fear to rule for years to come but it would have been a convenient way to keep together the seven kingdoms,not the best or the right way.
It’s never a war of right and wrong.It’s always a war of ideals.
Internet is shifting people from the reality of democracy to the fantasies of authoritarianism.We are getting used to being surrounded by a particular view internally and externally without batting an eye to the alternatives.Change is difficult.Change in mind,body,environment,social network and so on to adapt to a new view.Very exhausting.What we don’t realize that this exhaustion is a price to pay for awareness.Surrounding ourselves with things we like,follow & prefer is not a bad thing but we need to recognise that those are not the ONLY things in the world.What feels right for me may not feel right for someone else but they must have a reason to believe it in the first place.We don’t dig deeper into something we don’t care about and hence don’t get to know why it’s significant.What is the stranger to me compared to a loved one? What is the stranger’s view to me compared to my view? Feeding our brains consciously and unconsciously with things we like manipulates us to turn a blind eye to other things and live in our own imagination.And while we do this our reality starts to crumble because we forget that everything is connected.Take out one brick and the whole castle will topple over.These intricacies are hard to notice but they build our society and we must acknowledge them all even if we don’t want to accept them completely.That’s what democracy is about.
Human is the only animal who craves more than needed.Greed and jealousy has advanced us in all aspects of life; but it has also taken away the value of and respect for moderation from us at the expense of enmity and hatred within the species.
There’s a tradeoff between acknowledging new ideas and sharing new ideas.Both cannot exist without each other.Our democracy wouldn’t exist without them.If you can’t be tolerant to other people’s ideas,you cannot share your idea freely.You don’t have to accept everything,just learn to respect everyone’s freedom and opinion.Their experience of life has been very different from yours.They weren’t born with an ideology,they chose it along the way due to the circumstances.If their view has a tendency to harm others,then change their circumstances.Trying to change their belief will only lead to resistance.You have to remove corruption from its roots.Because shorenting a plant will only drive it grow further and further for survival.