Are we, as Indians, ready to accept change?....
.....Or are we narrow minded?
In this century, I feel shocked when people speak things which makes them no different than cave men…
Person ‘a’ : Girls shouldn’t be too independent. It doesn’t make them look so good in society.
Person ‘b’ : Parents shouldn’t allow their kids to choose what they want. Later on, these kids will have their own independent views on things and hence won’t obey their parents.
Person ‘c’ : We, Indians, ape the Westerners so much. Just look at the clothes of the youngsters nowadays… and oh my god even girls drink!
Person ‘d’ : This gender equality is all crap. Girls belong in the kitchen. The only thing they should be concerned about is keeping their husband happy.
Person ‘e’ : I saw this guy’s pics in Orkut with his girl friend. She belongs to a different religion. So sad no ? His parents must be so worried about him. And she’s wearing such revealing clothes! (exaggerated highly coz I happened to see the girl’s pics and she didn’t look slutty at all.. quite decent, really).
Person ‘f’ : If my future wife doesn’t listen to me, I would probably hit her.
Person ‘g’ : Girls who are too fashionable won’t make a good home maker. I want my son to marry someone who is very very simple looking.
My point is… haven’t we yet moved on from that stage ?
Some of these comments were made by the new generation! We are in the 21st century (for God’s sake) but some of us still talk like we are living in the stone ages. It saddens me that some stick to these old thoughts (I mean the bad and narrow minded thoughts like the above, not the goodies) and even try to enforce them on the future generation!
So what if a person’s wife or husband is from a different caste, place etc ? They are humans too with real human emotions and the most rated (over-rated or under) emotion is, of course, love. If they happen to fall in love with a person from another caste, religion… is it such a bad thing? I think the person is quite lucky to have found love instead of opting for second rate stuff.
Secondly, what if a girl wants to drink once in a while and let her hair loose ? It’s ok for the guys to do it, but not for girls ? I still remember the numerous stares I got at a party here when I had a small glass of wine. I can’t understand what the fuss is all about. It’s not like I get all drunk, throw up all over the place and make a scene. But I am sure they are thinking ‘If she drinks, she must be doing it a lot! Which means she pukes a lot’.
And what’s this I hear about girls shouldn’t be too independent? Each and every person should learn to be independent. Can we truly trust someone to be with us through out our life?
People, who criticize other people’s lives, are those who don’t live and let others live either! Hats off to all of you who lives life on their own terms, not following any rules.
In other words, I admire your guts ;)