We are all born equal - True or False?
We are all born equal but to unequal circumstances and upbringing. I canassure you, if you are reading this blog right now, the odds are in favor that you are born to very very fortunate circumstances and upbringing.
Did life give you a menu card to select which parents you want to be born to, with their cultural description on the left hand column and their financial statements on the right hand column, to assist you to make a fortunate decision? NO, it was destined.
We have not earned our good circumstances and upbringing; they are a gift life blessed us with. If there is any tiny spark of gratitude that this understanding triggers, ignite a fire within you right away that WE OWE something to those around us with lesser fortunate circumstances and upbringing.
We are all born equal - FALSE. That is WHY WE OWE a part of our fortune to the not so fortunate, a part of our good luck to the not so lucky, a part of our blessings to the not so blessed.
An innocent little girl has been brain washed to believe that prostitution is the only easy means of earning a meal and we keep blaming her that she made such an unethical choice of making a living. But read again, she was BRAIN WASHED. Yes her ability to make a wise choice was paralyzed by her upbringing. She needs sympathy and guidance, not our criticism and down treatment, she already has enough of that in her life.
Have we ever given a thought to what wrong does a new born baby do to deserve being born mentally or physically challenged. Again, I can assure you, if you are reading this blog, you are definitely not mentally challenged. How many of us, mentally stable people, have visited or helped in a mentally retarded home till date?
There is a terminology we use, 'self made millionaires'. Does it mean that these self made people funded their own schooling? Each and every one of us could afford education because our parents funded it. There are still millions in India, who cannot afford an education they deserve. If we have decided to not fund the education of even a single less fortunate child in our life, we have decided to let illiteracy survive in India. Most of the socio-economic problems in India like corruption, population, sanitation, cleanliness, etc. have their roots in illiteracy and will only get eradicated, once literacy is made a birth right.
We witness beggars every day, living a miserable life. We refrain to uplift beggars and have been influenced to believe and accept begging as a big scam. Yes it surely may be a big scam, but in spite of the scam, they neither have a roof above their head nor a hygienic meal on their plate. The result of our excuse is that poverty in India will never be eradicated. If we have decided to not uplift the poor people in our locality, we have decided to let poverty exist in India.
If you have witnessed one terminal disease like cancer in your family, you will understand how the financial burden further burdens the emotional burden of the family. Hospital expenses wash away lifetime of savings and give birth to irreversible debts which can ensure that the rest of the family spends the rest of their lives just trying to pay back these loans. We all have our own mid-life crisis and struggles too and I do not expect us to become saviors of the world, but we can do our small bit and make some small difference in their lives.
There are only 2 ways you can react to these socio-economic issues that we face as a society today.
Easier way out is just say, "Is desh ka kuch nai hone wala" and become a part of the problem. Keep criticizing and finding faults with those who are taking efforts to fight these issues and continue being indifferent.
The difficult way is to get fed up and volunteer to spend time, money and energy to make a difference to as many lives as we can. If life has gifted you such a fortunate life, why not leave the world a little better it than it was before you walked on this planet. LEAVE SOME EVIDENCE BEHIND, THAT YOUR LIFE MADE SOME LIVES BETTER.
I have started doing my bit by joining this initiative called YVO, Young Volunteer's Organization. The concept is awesome, everyone contributes a very very small amount of just Rs. 306 per MONTH, every month and the collective fund, which will translate into a few lacs every month, will be very selectively and transparently donated towards life changing causes like education of the poor, upliftment of women, health of disabled people, etc. The group is formed and will be run by youngsters like us and aim for super transparency. Bank statements and all details of where the donation money was spent will be uploaded on the website, www.yvorg.in.
It is the most inexpensive way to make a difference.There are many ways to make a difference, do something, do anything. In case you wish to use YVO (Young Volunteer's Organization) as your small act to make a big impact, text me on +919820065632.
Every time you make someone's life a little better, your life will get a lot better.
Stop being so indifferent. Make a difference. WHY? Because WE OWE!
We are all born equal - True or False?