Wednesday, June 30, 2021

HUMANITARIAN SCUMBAG


It was a regular day for Dinesh, a hardworking man from Jhitka, who worked for Manab, a local businessman by profession. Dinesh handled regular needs like supplying groceries for Manab's family and working at Manab's complex. He also drives Manab's car. Today, he was called by Arnesh, a respected dignitary, business diplomat, humanitarian and also the younger brother of Manab, who would be going somewhere. Dinesh was called to come at 12pm. Generally, Dinesh is very punctual in everything. But today, he was alone in the market complex, and even to inform this fact, the validity of his sim was over. There was no way he found to come, but he managed to come anyway by 12:20 pm to Arnesh. 

Arnesh: (Seeing him arriving) *Yells at the top of his voice* I TOLD YOU TO COME AT 12 PM. WHAT IS THIS? 

Dinesh: Sir, I tried to... 

Arnesh: SHUT UP! THIS IS DISGUSTING! YOU PEOPLE ARE SO UNWORTHY OF EVEN MAINTAINING A PROPER TIME. I HAD TO GO TO THIS PLACE AND NOW YOU'RE 20 MINUTES LATE. DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW THE VALUE OF 20 MINUTES? I WONDER ON WHY YOU'RE NOT FIRED TILL NOW. THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU NOW. WE WILL GO BY OURSELVES. 

Dinesh: ....(with a cold voice, heads down) But sir, I wanted to.... 

Arnesh: (Screaming) DON'T SPEAK A WORD TO ME, YOU SCUMBAG. YOU EVEN DARE TO TALK BETWEEN ME! GO AWAY RIGHT NOW, GET LOST! 

Dinesh, without speaking a word, held his heads down and left the place. This incident boiled my blood. Everyday, millions of people like this are exploited, even in ways much more brutal than this, just because they don't hold that authority. 
This is the world we are living in. Most of these so called humanitarian people of great social image are so miserably sick in their minds when it comes to their personal spheres. Someone rightly said, "Most of the people sitting in places of great authority and responsibility are often big idiots". In building this society, we lack a very fundamental humanitarian tone on a general scale. When the entire idea of success in life is gauged on the scale of what others achieve, instead of seeing money as a tool for material aspirations but as life itself, when love is measured on the gauge of purposefulness, when every road to touching one's tune in heart is blocked by these useless noises which are fed from childhood to create these prejudices, how can one expect peace to prevail? It's just a matter of time before riots break out. Somehow, it is instilled in us that we need to control someone else, someone vulnerable in order to feel powerful. And this is a clear symptom of how weak you're. Being in a responsible position doesn't mean exploitation, but of a conscious response to everything. One gesture of you can make or break someone's day. I often wonder, who is really the scumbag here? It takes nothing, absolutely nothing to be polite to people, to be caring towards people, especially empowering the vulnerable ones. We preach the philosophy of equality, but is this achievable? Absolutely not, not in the near future atleast. This is because the robust way in which we made our economic model, there's discrimination on every ground. This diversity is necessary for a society to exist. Imagine if the farmers refused to sell you food or the sweepers refused to clean a place, where would our "important" positions be. It would totally break down. If this diversity has to be made healthy, and not turned into discrimination, there should be a mutual sense of respect between any two interacting human beings. How?
The solution again comes from us. We have to start with ourselves. We have to nurture people around us in a gentler way. Children shouldn't be used as a resource to cater to what parents desire, but should be an expression of the flowering of humanity that everyone shall witness and benefit from. We have to start being more cautious about how we respond to situations around us, and introspect at the end of the day where we could optimise. Let's start this today. To change this world, let's begin with ourselves. Small steps everyday could transform our impressions on minutest level, thereby benefitting the entire atmosphere around us. Humanity shouldn't be your preaching, your very persona must reflect that- that's success. This is the only definition of success I had ever inculcated- success is something that's not given to you, it's attaining something which nobody or nothing can ever snatch from you.


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