There have been many things that have been bothering me since a long time. I have so many times thought of writing about them but I don't know why I didn't. Today these things have caught hold of my inner self so much so that I simply knew I had to pen it down.
Since childhood, I had a weird good habit. I just couldn't throw even a piece of paper anywhere but in a trash can. This habit had actually made my schoolbag a dustbin, since I would not allow my friends to do the same and would end up collecting the trash in my bag which I never minded at all. A few times my Mommy had doubts that I was eating so much of junk at school but soon she understood what was happening. I just couldn't understand how did their 'conscience' allow them to do so. What was the use of us going to a school. My small mind had lots of questions and confusions which were always unanswered. I just could not get the fact that if they threw stuff in the 'dustbins' at their respective homes, why was it so difficult for them to do the same at school where we had big 'penguins' and 'kangaroos'.
As I grew up, I made sure that my friends had the habit of finding appropriate bins to throw stuff for which I had received appreciation and 'offo!!' comments.. lol..
No, but seriously.. Why is it so hard for us to follow this simple practice? Why is that a piece of waste is immediately thrown out of our car's windows or from the buses. Just because throwing litter all around is not banned by the Indian government, we think we do not have any responsibilities towards it. It takes two seconds for us to complain about the garbage lying all around the road. But how many of us have actually contributed towards it? It's very easy to 'like' the 'lifebuoy ads' and such stuff, but what after that?
We are Uneducated literate.. trust me. And it bugs me now and again. I remember an instance when I was in the car with my friends and they had stopped through a bottle on the roadside corner. I very softly said.."India is not a dustbin!".. he immediately reversed the car, picked up the bottle and threw it at a petrol pump where he found the bin..
I felt soooooooo very happy and knew that no matter what happens, I am sure he will never forget this himself too. And will surely follow the 'BIN' practice.
Guys, please understand that it's only us who can make a difference. Let your conscience realise that you do have a SENSE of concern and are EDUCATED.. not just literate.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
When I got up in the morning I made plans for the rest of you. I had decided it's gonna be different. It's gonna be special. I stretched my arms out and welcomed the Sun with new desires and dreams.. I thought I will make a difference. I wanted to. I get up everyday with a smile since I know it spreads a positive vibe all around. I smile to make others smile.. which makes me smile harder. It's infectious!
But what had happened to you today, Today? Why did you not stay with me and abandoned me and left me alone. Why did you take me to Yesterday when you know that I don't like him? And the worse.. you just walked off leaving me so lost. And your friend, Tomorrow, saw me crying but still couldn't come to rescue me. Why did you not tell him to come and show me the beautiful things which I need to look forward to?
Do you know Yesterday tormented me today. He tortured me. He hurt me. I ran. I ran and ran and fell.
And then I decided that I can't run away from him. So I gathered all the strength and pushed him hard. I took a stone and threw at him. And then suddenly, I pulled out my pocket knife and killed him...
Yeah Today.. I killed him. Coz I could not take it anymore. He had to die.
and it was then that your friend Tomorrow came to help me to bury its corpse.
But I let him do so..
Anyways, just wanted to let you know.. that I missed you Today.. Please meet me tomorrow..:)