So, one young life lost to bullying and casteist slur, all done by the so-called educated people, the doctors. Ragging and bullying have taken away so many young lives. What kind of sadistic pleasure do bullies get by inflicting emotional and physical torture on others? Are they humans or have no emotions? Such behavior is seen from childhood which many parents of bullies tend to ignore. I myself have faced body shaming, indifference because I am a non-vegetarian, and so on. It’s important that we get beyond caste, food habits, looks and treat humans with love, respect and empathy.
Few of my son’s friends are going through personal and financial crisis. These boys have studied with my son since nursery. I have always seen them laughing, hanging out together, playing, doing masti. Today my son was worried about his friends who are going through crisis and he and his friends are standing by them as rock solid support. They cannot support much in terms of money but they are try to pitch in during outings and have told them clearly “This is not charity, this is friendship.”
Who says teenagers are selfish and only are friends with benefits or only party together? It is the adults these days I see who don’t know the real meaning of friendship many a times. These boys on the verge of adulthood are realizing the hardships of life and trying to help their friends by morally and emotionally supporting them. Hope they remain like this always!
Really proud of these boys!
Today somewhere I read a post about kids being raised in a bubble, bubble of luxury and away from hardships of life. I see many parents comparing their life as kids to their own children’s life and how it has changed and how our kids’ life has become more comfortable. Yes..times have changed. But I feel kids do adjust as and when required. It’s not their fault that they are not raised amidst poverty or hardships. But when times come they can do everything. My son travels by BEST buses and local trains daily. He relishes street food with his friends as all friends have limited money. My kids can relish food in a 5-star restaurant as well is in a roadside dhaba. We can simply introduce all these to them without being preachy or without comparing,
Every person on this planet is born with his/her destiny..