In our times when we were in school, while learning English, an essay on Cow was integral part of the syllabus. And the first sentence of that essay was “Cow is a domestic animal”.
Similarly all these years, I believed that we, as human being are social animals. We live in a society and its hard to separate us from the society. What happens in society effect us directly and indirectly. But it appears that in changed times, this is chancing very fast. I find that we are getting converted in to a society of self centered people. We are becoming insensitive, as many of the things don’t effect us directly. Or we have become thick skinned that nothing hurts or able to ignite anger within us.
We do not care any more about what is happening around us. We like to pass by as if nothing had happened even if a road accident victim is fighting for life . We don’t mind to bribe people for our personal benefit. Now society or others are not part of our usual day to day conversations or discussions. Most of our conversations are self centered and “I, MY and ME” based. We like to brag about the eternity, social uplift, poor and underprivileged etc but do not act to change anything.
What struck me is not that we have become insensitive but that our souls have started dieing. My yesterday blog on Court decision in a Rape Case was the reason of my this realisation. In my previous blog “Women of India are not safe from rape crime anymore?”, I appealed to my readers to share the link with their friend’s through social media, so that a chain action start a social discussion and may be, voice is heard somewhere, which eventually may help poor rape victims of this country. No one has taken the note of this historical decision of the Surpeme Court in a gang rape and its implications in time to come.
24 hours after I see in the traffic report that there is 350% increase in traffic on my website. But to my surprise not a single reader have shared the blog link on their social media accounts. May be because, non of them see the threat of being a rape victim or such incident taking place with their family or friends and hence decided to remain aloof from the issue. In my opinion people think that how my sharing the link will benefit me or can help raise the cause? Or rape is a topic from which they would like themselves to keep away.
People who will suffer from the court decisions in rape will be mostly from the lower class of the society and from rural India. Hence why urban, Internet savvy should react or how it effects them or the Civil Society of India. Its not the issue like corruption which victimise them. Its disappointing that we all want better life and expect society and government to do many thing for us but when it comes to us, most of us decides to remain quite and inexpressive.
I am happy that my soul still breaths. And that I still feel that I have social obligations.