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Tolerance towards Intolerance

Freedom is our birth right and no one can compel us to breathe in a suffocating world. Intolerance against anything that tries to snatch away our freedom is actually the first step towards attaining freedom in a real sense. Just imagine, if no one in the past would have shown intolerance against the British rule, then could India has achieved Independence? Intolerance is the seed that generates a remarkable change in our life and the failure to realize the intolerance breeding around us, leads to a revolt.

What happens when we try to force an equivalent reaction towards any action? The outcome is a revolt against the dictatorship. We can stay happily for some time with the thought that everything is going fine within our cosy false bubble, but the day that bubble gets busted, we would not be in the position to face the world with our lame excuses. If we ignore what is going on around us and tend to watch everything with the spectacles of our self-made egoistic perspective then the panorama will definitely be distorted.

Intolerance has always been and will always be a part and parcel of our life. It has to be that way. We may debate about the level of intolerance getting increased over the years. But we cannot deny the fact that intolerance against injustice have erupted time and again, in the past too. Intolerance has always been there in our society, for e.g. intolerance against the rape cases eventually outburst in a mass movement in the Nirbhaya Case. So in the present situation, is it right to think that intolerance is used as a propaganda on account of a planned agenda to stop a particular person from performing well? It may be that the people are more aware, awake and have a medium to raise their voice and get heard on a larger scale in this era. However, refusing it all together that there is no level of intolerance in the present society, will be a big mistake by the ruling government, the law enforcing agencies, the judicial system, other governing bodies/departments, as well as, the innocent public etcetera.

It is better for each one of us to realize that intolerance is an important ingredient of the lives of all living beings and we should have the “Tolerance towards Intolerance”. We should do the root cause analysis of every situation before jumping to the conclusion or before pointing a finger towards others by raising doubts on their credibility. Great human beings and leaders are the ones who do not oppose things just for the sake of opposing because they have to support a certain ideology etcetera. Instead, they have the courage to stand by those things that are factually correct.

Whether returning of awards is politically motivated is not the main issue. What is important is to diagnose that is everyone out there who believes that there is an air of intolerance in the environment is a fool who knows nothing? Are we trying to question the thinking ability of the writers/artists? Are we saying that every writer/artist who returned their award didn’t have their own thoughts behind doing so? Do we mean that every person who thinks that there is some kind of intolerance in the society is lured or brainwashed? Could every sane person be influenced? We may have a different stand with regard to whether returning of awards for showing their dissent is a right way of protesting or not. However, who gave us the right to question the credibility of all those people without any proof?

We know that the best way to attract attention is to throw garbage on a known personality. But do we expect the same kind of behaviour from the responsible and learned people? Shouldn’t they be responsible enough to understand the nerves of the public before accusing others of creating a drama? Losing an election would not matter in the long run. What will matter is our failure to grab an opportunity to learn lessons from our past mistakes. Did we fail in understanding the feelings of people and realizing the ground realities? We will be judged on the criteria that whether we realized the actual issues at the early stage and took timely actions to understand and resolve them or not.

Hope instead of running away from the core issues, we will always show enough courage to accept the hardcore realities and work upon them, to build a happy, peaceful and a progressive society.

May all of us stay peacefully and have good sense always. Amen!

Peyush Jain

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A writer at heart and creative at art. Someone who wants his words to leave an impact. Someone who is hungry for genuine feedback and not the number of likes. The thought behind my writing has always been to revolutionize the thought process which is overpowered with the set obsolete parameters, as well as, to bring into life, a new perspective towards everything around us. When I am penning down these lines, the beautiful composition by Mr. Dushyant Kumar Tyagi strikes my mind, "Sirf hungama khada karna mera maksad nahi, Meri koshish hai ki yeh soorat badalni chahiye; Merey seeney mein nahi to terey seeney mein sahi, Ho kahin bhi aag lekin aag jalni chahiye". The meaning of this verse (in my words) is that - My only motive is not of rabble-rousing, but my efforts are directed towards bringing about a change; I want the fire of awareness to lit somewhere, if not in my heart then maybe in yours, but the fire has to lit. Readers are a writer’s strength and one of the motivating factors that keep the writer always alive. All the honest readers are undoubtedly the unbiased mirror of a writer’s content. Hope the readers like my blogs and could correlate with them. It will be an honour if the readers are able to gain something worth from my write ups. At the same time, it will be my pleasure to know your honest views. Each and every single feedback is highly appreciated. So do not hesitate to comment with utmost truth in your words. Keep reading and keep learning. I wish you all a very healthy, happy and a prosperous life. Love to all. Be in touch. Take care and God Bless!

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