The larger question: What are our strategies for survival as a society- vilification or empathy, us or ‘them’, paranoia or rationality?

Reblogged from a friend’s blog … the thoughts are worth pondering upon. Please take a few minutes to read through the blog post below in wake of the recent brutal act on a five year old in Delhi.

The larger question: What are our strategies for survival as a society- vilification or empathy, us or ‘them’, paranoia or rationality?.

I read the post and had to close my eyes and pause for a thought (both for innocent girl and the accused). The society we are living has become such an entangled web of rich, poor and there is another class which live worse of than rats and even though we can all see perfectly, we are always blind to them. I shudder at the thought of any kid going through this trauma or as a matter of fact any girl going through the trauma which Jyoti went through December last year. The so called animals which the elite class is referring to have been created by us. We, both as a society and individuals have become spineless and apathetic towards the suffering of fellow human beings. I can’t help but feel the frustration and anger at the same time that I get on with my life as if nothing is wrong. At the end of it I think we don’t need to change the world but become a little more sensitive as individuals and treat others with respect which is easier said than done. The problem is I try it everyday and end up succumbing to my materialistic world and believe happens to most of us. Still, we need to start somewhere and I commend your effort.

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