“Disagree, argue, deny, reject, debate, But insulting and making a mockery out of anyone is infact against the idea of Freedom of Speech” – Hamza Abbasi – TV Actor
Researches often begin with hypothesis and perhaps, subconsciously scientists try to prove their suggested hypothesis. We tend to draw a conclusion or find an answer that suits to our prior beliefs and the finding that should ideally be aimed at the pursuit of truth, in reality ended up in validation of our existing beliefs and practices. It’s almost impossible to get fully neutral before undertaking a journey to find the truth. We cannot ignore the direct or indirect, noticeable or unnoticed influence of our norms and faith.
Philosophical approach in a way helps us to put in neutral gear by doubting everything in the beginning, including our own set of belief. However, it is really hard and not everyone can empty his mind from all prejudices and biases while assessing social ideologies. If you expect a possibility to be at a wrong side and feel no shame in accepting that than only your quest for truth would be on the neutral path. In this case, ideally you should not expect anything as a conclusion. And also you should be flexible enough to accept anything going against your beliefs.
There can be many sides of a story and people feel comfortable to choose a side that appears more rational and reasonable to them or the one which is in their greater interest. That doesn’t mean other sides don’t exist or they are absolutely wrong. The problem with today’s world is that we are being divided into groups of nationalities, cultures and religions rigidly therefore we, by default look for traits and attributes that differentiate us in order to be unique and preserve our individuality. Ironically, we find our identity in differentiation, which is the cause of all the disharmony and global unrest.
Ideally, we should be seeking similarities in order to get united with only our innate identity i.e. human beings; belonging to the same kingdom of humanity. And that oneness would help accept us all the differences that exist among people of different groups, as the creative art of the Creator. Unfortunately, it was not done since the primitive age of mankind otherwise entire nation-state system would make no sense and weapons of war would not be in high demand. Who would tell us that such weapons of mass destruction of humanity are used to ensure our own survival? Hatred among people is a proven instrument for ruling the world. Because peace seems to be a fantasy that is only used to make people dream and manipulate to acquire the vested interests of monarchs, democrats and dictators.
I was talking about the truth. Philosophy taught me that truth can be subjective in the mortal world but there is only one universal truth that is keeping the universe in its perfect order and harmony. All the sacred ways lead to the same divine authority but we on the basis of our different backgrounds and identities purse Him in different ways. And I’m certain if we start our sacred quest by getting neutral (ignoring all the differences and hatred developed on the grounds of culture and religion) by just owning our innate identity as human being – a humble creature and obedient seeker, we can reach the ultimate truth – whose love is same for all.
The emotional bonds seemingly providing a foundation for unity and integrity, often act as the greatest threat to humanity and the intended oneness of the human creation. In a generally known way patriotism unites the nation under one flag, and on the other hand develops cultural and political prejudice for people of other nationality. Similarly extreme religiosity may inculcate intolerance for other faiths and apparently pleasant and harmless human languages divide individuals of same kingdom into several apathetic groups.
This results in weakening of the most primitive bond of oneness and dwindling of the universal synchronization. Today a compassionate heart can witness countless incidents of ignorant and vicious acts done by a man to the mankind. From common discrimination among people to massive barbaric killing for the acquisition of power and resources, everything was emerged as a consequent product of human dissection, apparently aimed at empowering people with distinctive identity but terribly ended up in dissonance of human race. We are unsympathetic to the suffering of humanity because we have not been victimized specifically. In the absence of empathy when misery of one doesn’t disturb the other, only our individual suffering will make us realize what is meant to be hated, killed and abandoned. I’m afraid it would be too late then and nothing can be done with the belated realization.
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I noticed that educated and sophisticated people in the world make their lives difficult and complex by thinking they can buy happiness and peace for them by working as hard as they could to make more and more money. In pursuit of which, they let go the most precious moments unnoticed because they are too much focused towards their goal. I’m not rich so I can’t say whether the acquisition of wealth brings contentment. But by simply looking at the sparkling face of this young boy – half naked and barefoot, I can certainly claim that real happiness is not bought by branded clothes and shoes.
Normal is just an illusion. What’s normal for the Spider is a Chaos for the fly. – Anonymous Author.
Think because its still Legal. 🙂
I was just having a conversation with my friend about love. When I asked him about what he think of Love. He surprised me saying he has tried to Google many definitions of the word Love but unfortunately couldn’t get a proper and complete definition. I smiled on his sweet reply and on his innocence. In all generations, this is the most discussed topic, in books, television, movies, even it’s a hot point of conversation during teen and young age.. People falling in love with each other and feel it differently in different situations and time.
Well, I think society and especially media have made this simple thing so complex that people spend their lives waiting for the right time for the right person to fall in love. I believe, the purest and the unconditional love is of God that one can find using all his five or six senses around him in His universe. this is the Love of Creator with His creation that is so apparent that we humans take it for granted. How many of us appreciate that we are living a life that somebody might be fighting for and counting his last few breaths on death bed. We can see the beauty in green plants and colorful flowers, in the light rays at the time of dawn and dusk. We can smell our favorite perfumes and natural fragrances, we can taste the delicious food and enjoy dining in and out with family and friends. We can walk on our feet that some people can’t have this privilege. But the overwhelming desire of having latest and luxurious vehicles deprive us to enjoy and be thankful of this blessing of God.
I would like to share the point when a human being is loved by other human being after God. It was a mother’s love, she loves a child and feels his presence and life in her womb even before seeing her child. That is Love. the true and unconditional. So it is about the purest and honest feeling that we feel for us or someone else. it could be for a plant or animal as well.. and if we start loving us and count blessings around us than we would definitely be thankful for everything. so Stop waiting for Mr. Right or Miss Right ! and appreciate and celebrate the love that is inside you and everywhere spread around you. Things come to us on the right time, worrying and desperation just ruin our present that is a Gift and is so Beautiful.
Blessings upon you.