The issue I am going to discuss about is very close to my heart, i.e. morality. What is it ? Is it right to always be on the right side ? What to do in case of conflicting views and philosophy to the majority ? And a final insight into my take on the today’s world’s take and approach towards morality.
The Merriam Webster’s International dictionary defines moral as something which is implied to confirm to established sanctioned codes or accepted notions of right or wrong. As I have understood in the 22 years of my life these codes of conduct vary from person to person like the language, clothing, food, culture, belief and religion varies with every 100km in India. While some are poor enough to not have any, there are those who over obsess themselves with these to bind them on others like the ones in Maharashtra and self proclaimed protectionists of culture do. They burn paintings of artists like MF Hussian who sadly had to flee his mother country and take refuge and citizenship in an alien one, force writers like Salman Rushdie to not exercise their right to freedom of speech and force naive youngsters to self censor them on the net. These kind of folk are a nuisance not only for India, but for the world as can be seen from the Malala case or the ones who are waging war in the name of religion that have now shifted its base from Pakistan and Afghanistan to countries like Mali and Sudan in Africa. They should be dealt with strictly but keeping in view the public opinion, or else they may become the martyred heroes in the public domain. Their count is continuously decreasing in the educated world but with a large part still miles away from the sunshine they are and can be a potential danger.
On the other hand are the out of pocket guys(not literally) who have no codes of conduct, no conscience, no religion, and I believe no humaneness left in them. These are either away from the reality of death that they don’t recognize the importance of a supernatural power or they pretend that everything is here, which is true also but they have oversimplified this aspect. There are many examples – the ones classifying as atheists in the western world, the ones religious only in name and because of the family and culture keeping their traditions, but acting in a completely different way. Such people are the majority of educated youth in the eastern world. They hate their traditions, religions and customs in the heart of hearts that even they don’t know they hate it, but they practice that hate(As actions speak louder than words, so I can’t be accused of stereotyping) in form of support of pornography which I believe majority of eastern religions consider as sin. Personally I believe that porn supporters are the inadvertent supporters of slavery, human(read female) trafficking, child labor and slavery. As the industry can’t survive without all these malice, these are a part of it. Such people include the Armenians, the alleged Sikhs(but not Sikhs as defined by their scriptures), and all others who forsake their religion and still continue to and impress upon their right in the society to inclusion, to denigrate the religions and cultures that have taken thousands of years to evolve. They are increasing day by day and are also too dangerous to turn this world into a sex planet where there will be nothing else, slavery, lust, idleness and all sorts of evil heading towards destruction.
The third and the most evolved of the species to have developed on this planet are the ones who are a conglomerate of both the types explained above. Such people amongst whom I count myselves know fairly about their culture, lifestyle of their predecessors and lead a life not leaving the goods of the past and adopting the ones of present. They are serious about their work, want to make this planet free of poverty, hunger, slavery, discrimination, war, extremism, inequality, and depression and endeavor towards these goals daily to add a drop to the ocean when they die. These are those who themselves have seen the hassles of life and who make ways to remove those from the path of others. Such people include not exclusively scientists, astraunauts, sincere politicians, and honest business fraternity. These people are also increasing by the day, but their growth is slower compared to the second type. These are the only ones who can write history.
Thanks for Reading. These were my personal thoughts and do not intend to hurt anyone.