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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Living for my mum...

Education. Is it performing its function properly? I sometimes wonder if the education system today really educates us and makes us a good human being. It doesn't seem to be doing its job. 

Today we celebrate Mother's Day. We respect the mothers and celebrate motherhood because of their caring and nurturing qualities! We can forget any person in our lives, but we can never forget motherliness. But is it enough to just respect the mothers? On one hand we respect the mothers. But on the other hand, we have become victims or advocates of the various stereotypes and discrimination against females in the society. 

Respecting motherhood is akin to respecting the female gender. Until the day we have rectified the illnesses existing in the society and restore gender equality, there is no point in celebrating Mother's Day or Father's Day. A recent episode of Satyameva Jayate regarding female foeticide has left me baffled by what humans are capable of! It is indeed really disheartening to know that female foeticide is largely practiced by educated people! (So now you know why I started this post talking about education).

Educated people are the ones who do all the stupidest things that we don't expect them to do. Some tell their daughter-in-law to abort the child because its a female, some are violent abusers of their wives, some are sexual child abusers. These are all educated people. Heck, they can't even flush the toilets in the university!!! When they don't even know how to keep a public toilet reasonably clean, how would they keep themselves, heart and body, clean??

It seems that education and character has nothing in correlation.. We say that respect should be given to age and education. But if a person's character has nothing to do with their education, then why respect them for their educational status. Doesn't character matter? Isn't that why we celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day? We don't celebrate our mothers and fathers because they are educated and our elders... We respect and love them because of the care and affection they show us..

I feel that the world we live in has changed so much! There is a need for a change in the education system and a change in the attitudes of people, including myself! Everyday I look into expanding my horizons, exploring new things, contemplating my life. I keep questioning why people are this way. I don't want to live the life of a sexual abuser to find out why he does it! But I want to understand why some people behave this way. I want to know what makes us into a good human being and what makes us into a bad human being. 

Meanwhile, I just want to appreciate motherhood. The closest I know of is my own mother. No words can describe my love for my mother. It's a special bond. She is there for me no matter what. Even if everybody forsakes me, she will not! I only wish that one day I would be a good mum too...I just can't imagine a world without her in it!

There might not be many things in this world left to live for. But I can live for my mum! :)


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