I have heard so many times “What the People Would Say?” dialogue that I have grown to become rather immune to the indignation, bickering and resentment that undergoes in the my mind, veins and SOUL. I wonder why our elders do not understand that their worldviews (consisting of their “world” experiences) does not explain the “interior”, “thought process” and “destiny” of everyone.
I have come to think that our elders’ life zest, zeal, their trust, their values and their souls have been eroded by the passage of difficult time and hit hard by humiliating instances that they consider us some “toy”, and consider their “other” as the ultimate judgement on many important instances of our lives.
I am here not refuting the importance of their “yes” and “no”, but lets agree that their judgmental behavior do us more harm than good. Their judgmental behavior stop us from discussing anything with our parents, which is essentially the root causes of our personal issues these days.
Once, there was a girl laced with dreams, hopes and inspirations. She wanted to study, make most of her skills and go ahead of every other girl in the area. She was capable of competing against apt men. However, “What the People Would Say” clipped her wings, put her in the chains of “dawn to dusk exercise of cleaning, cooking and washing”. How Can You Decide Somebody’s Future Because You Do Not Want to Spend a Few Pennies?
Once, I saw a little boy, who had a great many achievements attached on his “To-Do-List.” The list was made in an astonishing clear manner, and he intended to achieve everything marked on the list. Unfortunately, the child was compelled to leave his studies and work in a little age to support the finances of the family. What a dilemma that is, uff! The family did not utilize the women power, and broke the dream of the child saying “What the People Would Say?”
Once, I saw an elder person walking the dog on the street. Behind him was running his grandson. He was not stern, unsimiling and unwelcome. He did not value the child, as his pleasant behaviour would rob him off the “authority and power” that he exerts in his house. Now, “What People Would Say?” Why not “What People Would Say?”
When you imply “What People Would Say?” on our happy events and turn them into sad moments, why not “imply what people would say” on sad moments and turn them into happy moments? AAH! Yes, nobody should interfere, eh? Oh, ok. We get it.
Why here you get it only? Why not get it there as well?
Once, I saw a girl taking a slap from an elderly man on the street – oh, what an insult that was. Of the girl? Or of the men? Whatever the girl did, elderly men had no right to raise his hands on an adult – whether she was the daughter or not. I am too revolutionary? yes, I am too revolutionary and pensive than you idiots who watch traditional melodramas 24/7 to realize the beauty of their culture and society, how about your own views? Getting shaped by dramas or food that you eat? PLEASE THINK AND RISE.
We can defeat “What People Would Say” only when we THINK. There is no other solution. Everyone educates from a prestigious university, and says “What People Would Say?”. So, education is no solution. Literates and illiterates use it alike to either revenge another person or use their authority on another person IN THE MEANEST WAY. Please. Think. Over Everything That Happens Around. Do get angry, do shout and do the talking. It is your job, you have the tongue!