Peace – Do we deserve it!

Human. 

A petty little creature it is.

Prays only when it falls,

Never working to find out the cause.

Laughs and dances all night long.

Starts bashing and boasting as soon as it’s dawn.

Peace it needs,

But does it deserve, is the question.

Hell and tortures we brought unto ourselves,

So, stop demanding like we are a princess.

We brag of human rights and equality,

But there are some still dying of hunger and are still thirsty,

And all we do is say, “Oh, what a pity!”

A man expresses his feelings, by crying,

Gets bashed, for being a sissy. 

Oh, but look at that tomboy, whom we end up complimenting.

She expresses her opinion but is ignored totally.

He gives the same opinion and is rewarded, well, that’s funny,

Because, this is what we call equality.

Humanity, someone says it exists,

But, wasn’t he the one who was back-bitching about one of his “ex-es”!

A child gets bullied, ain’t that fault of the bully’s parent?

“Oh no, why would we teach our kids to bully!”

Er, you could teach them not to do that!

Or presumably help them sort their mental health out!

We criticize the victims of rape and harrasments being weak,

But, never have we understood the necessity to teach.

Teach your child, it’s not okay to hurt others, mentally and physically.

Teach them the need of responsibility.

Only then, we will be free.

Only then, we will truly deserve peace.

Also, Teach the one you know, those drugs would end up being costly.

If they don’t listen, let them go, you don’t need that kind of negativity. 

Human.

No matter how petty it is.

It is capable of achieving great things.

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Stand UP

Never Underestimate anyone

Dead leaves on the ground, chilly and breezy wind felt my face as I walked across some of my mates.

The whole group was shouting and laughing, being a human, curiosity filled a part of my brain.

A seemingly weak kid was being ridiculed on and picked upon; he unwillingly had a face, with an awkward smile on.

None could see that pain, that kid was going through just to join in on the fun.

Why would someone do that? I started to ponder.

But, everyone would call me a stupid for searching that answer.

All started to make sense as I observed the scene,

All that kid wanted was to be a part of a team.

Though for many, funny it may seem,

This is a reality, everyone chooses to overlook

Your manliness is judged, if you can’t handle, weak in their eyes you look.

As the group left, the kid was all left alone,

He tried to keep himself busy, but couldn’t concentrate, reasons still unknown.

He looked here and there, yet unable to pass the time,

He kept a face that was similar to a dead guy.

Nobody from that group could recognize the damage they caused and all they would do is deny.

I waited to figure out why he had gone through with that pain without any complain.

And I could see, all he wanted was to be accepted as a social person,

Being an introvert, he knew not how to act in front of people.

Being an artist, he knew not how to converse on useless topics.

Being a novice, all he knew was society considered someone to be of value, when somebody gives you respect or when you are a part of a so called well-reputed group.

The torture he had to go through to lock up his soul,

The silent screams he had to make, when he had to forgo his talents,

The strength he had to gather to lose his self-respect.

All that hurting just to cope up with some reckless bullying.

When will this society stand up against this terrorizing activity!

All they do is give it respect and make it grow.

I say, it is time we stand up and rise against this frightening activity which is still hidden inside many.

And give those bullies what they truly deserve.

Choose your company wisely.

Supporting a bully is worse than being one.

Laughing on that kid, is the worst thing one can do,

All he needs a little help to achieve his dreams.

Humanity means standing up for someone, not ridiculing them for fun.

 

BULLYING:

Don’t Stand By- Stand Up

Bullying is the use of force, threat or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others or in simple terms; it is just use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict.

There are many types of bullying. If you are a person with authority, please be aware of these.

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Individual

Individual bullying tactics can be perpetrated by a single person against a target or targets.

Physical

This is any bullying that hurts someone’s body or damages their possessions. Stealing, shoving, hitting, fighting, and destroying property all are types of physical bullying.

Verbal

This is any bullying that is conducted by speaking. Calling names, spreading rumors, threatening somebody, and making fun of others are all forms of verbal bullying. Verbal bullying is one of the most common types of bullying. In verbal bullying the main weapon the bully uses is their voice.

Relational

This is any bullying that is done with the intent to hurt somebody’s reputation or social standing which can also link in with the techniques included in physical and verbal bullying. Relational Bullying is a form of bullying common amongst youth. Unlike physical bullying which is obvious, relational bullying is not overt and can continue for a long time without being noticed.

Cyber-bullying

Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyber-harassment or cyberstalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time. This includes email, instant messaging, social networking sites (such as Facebook), text messages, and cell phones.

Collective

Collective bullying tactics are employed by more than one individual against a target or targets.

Mobbing

Mobbing refers to the bullying of an individual by a group, in any context, such as a family, peer group, school, workplace, neighborhood, community, or online. When it occurs as emotional abuse in the workplace, such as “ganging up” by co-workers, subordinates or superiors, to force someone out of the workplace through rumor, innuendo, intimidation, humiliation, discrediting, and isolation.

Effects

Mona O’Moore of the Anti-Bullying Centre at Trinity College in Dublin, has written, “There is a growing body of research which indicates that individuals, whether child or adult, who are persistently subjected to abusive behavior are at risk of stress related illness which can sometimes lead to suicide”. Those who have been the targets of bullying can suffer from long term emotional and behavioral problems. Bullying can cause loneliness, depression, anxiety, lead to low self-esteem and increased susceptibility to illness. Bullying has also been shown to cause maladjustment in young children, and targets of bullying who were also bullies themselves exhibit even greater social difficulties.

“They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful. They will hate you if you are right. They will hate you if you are popular. They will hate you when you get attention. They will hate you when people in their life like you. They will hate you if you worship a different version of their God. They will hate you if you are spiritual. They will hate you if you have courage. They will hate you if you have an opinion. They will hate you when people support you. They will hate you when they see you happy. Heck, they will hate you while they post prayers and religious quotes on Pinterest and Facebook. They just hate. However, remember this: They hate you because you represent something they feel they don’t have. It really isn’t about you. It is about the hatred they have for themselves. So smile today because there is something you are doing right that has a lot of people thinking about you.”
― Shannon L. Alder

It is a major attributer for suicides and unwanted violence among many people. To know more, you can visit the following links:

List of suicides that have been attributed to bullying.

Suicidal Ideation- Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., and Melissa K. Holt, Ph.D.

Peer Victimization, Cyberbullying, and Suicide Risk in Children and AdolescentsGianluca Gini, PhD1; Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD2

Some facts on bullying:

  1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
  2. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
  3. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Take a stand in your community by hosting a Bullying Policy Makeover event customizing your school’s anti-bullying policy.
  4. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.
  5. By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.
  6. Over 67% of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.
  7. As boys age they are less and less likely to feel sympathy for victims of bullying. In fact they are more likely to add to the problem than solve it.

Indian Government has given some importance in this case, but we still have a long way to go.

CBSC Board in India has given highest importance against Bullying compared to any other institutions in India.

I would love to do more research on this, but the data I could acquire is just limited. You can do your bit by standing up against it and helping that kid or person.

“If you’re insulting people on the internet, you must be ugly on the inside.”
― Phil Lester

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I will be back with another post, until then, please #STANDUPFORHUMANITY and LIVEyOURLIFE.

“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.”
― Taylor Swift

Sources:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. PACER
  3. Do Something
  4. Telegraph
  5. Indian Bar Association

Be Positive

BE POSITIVE

As days pass by

There are a lot who cry,

When asked the reason,

They state their tension,

It seems, they wait for their pension,

For this they are sacrificing the present fun.

So why worry about the future problems, be still,

And carry on the calmness as a windmill,

Those worries won’t eat you,

As The reality, it is an illusion.

All your dreams can come true,

If you be positive.

By following your passion

Only then you’d able to live.

None knows that he may live tomorrow,

So just stay positive,

When you do so, your future worries shall be nil,

As The Buddha says, “what your mind can conceive,

It can achieve”

So kill the negativity,

Which kills you,

And attract positivity,

And your life shall be manifested as the one which is mighty,

Where you shall be happy.

You just have to refine your every possible thought,

And this is the key thing one has to be taught.

When you have been positive and been calmed,

At that time you shall never be harmed.

But beware, it is what you believe is manifested,

So be what you need to be,

And trust in the lord and do act, then you shall see,

Whatever you’ve dreamt,

Along with your wishes and goal, shall be met!

Never Quit!!

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time!!”
~ Thomas A. Edison

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Hey People!! Just imagine, you’re going to your dream destination (let’s name it Destination D) and you start from Destination A. You keep going, and all of a sudden you stop at C, and you realise that the fuel tank is empty. What would you do at this situation?
a) Return home (which is really far)
b) Sit there and cry.
c) Go and fill the tank and keep moving forward and live your life-long dream..

The best thing to do would be to fill your tank and keep moving.

The same thing applies in one’s life too. You might not know how close you are to success. It doesn’t hurt if you face obstacles during your journey. That’s life. You cannot succeed everytime. Edison is the best example I could give. The more you fail, the more you learn.

“You have not succeeded, if you haven’t failed even once”

Every thing would have a positive and negative effect. If you only look at the negative side of everything, how will you even think of moving forward? If you don’t have the faith in a thing, how would you even work with it? If you think that something you really wanted to do as a child, reqiures huge money and time and hard work or anyother excuse you could make of, how do even you expect to live your life? Don’t blame it to the fate!! Only when you give some of your effort, you would go ahead. And when you reached the destination, you would look back and think why you were such a stubborn person and unwilling to follow your dreams. Only when you follow your dreams, you would be happily successful. If you follow other’s dream, you would be successfully happy! It’s your life. You must choose what you want to be in life!!

“If you look for the light in evrything, you would often find it. But if you look for the dark, that is all you will ever see.”
~ Uncle Iroh.

You must be consciously and subconsciously aware of the life you want!
Because:

“Your mind can be your greatest ally or your worst enemy!”
~ Katara from Legend of Korra

Everything in life depends on what you think, how you react to every situation and your determination.

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
~ Vince Lombardi.

You might feel deterred to fear of failure. You might feel failing would make you some devil of the society.
This is the thing what the current education system has gifted us. It doesn’t let us make mistakes. Only when you make mistakes, you would learn from it. Instead we are punished for making mistakes.
No man is perfect.
Life is a game, sometimes one wins and the rest lose, but there’s always a second chance. You learn new things every time.

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit”
~ William J. Clinton

A scientist doesn’t discover anything in his first attempt, it takes him hundreds of experiments to do it.

“Even in despair, you must never give in to the situation and only that refers to inner strength!”
~ Uncle Iroh.

Never abandon hope.

Never give up.

Never quit.

I have a small poem on this:

An unending journey

I was abandoned,
I was tortured,
Only because I wanted to do something of my own.
So, I left my home.
People hated me,
Only because I wanted to be free.
I couldn’t bear this and I started a small journey..

I travelled places and learned about different cultures,
And that got rid of my prior tortures.
People said that was the end, but I did not hear.
People wanted me to fear,
And wanted me to shed a tear,
But I didn’t bother and chased my destiny,
And all this made it an amazing journey..

I trusted the Lord and trusted my soul,
To achieve my life-long goal.
The child in me was about to die,
But I dared to keep it alive.
Everything I did bothered the society,
But I just did my work patiently.
There were many things I learned from the selfless people I met,
Spreading peace and living happily that was what the life meant.
They taught me one thing and asked me to spread it to every clan,
Life is a simple maze,
People who feared have made it a big race.
Live a life in a way no one else can,
Because Time and Tide wait for no man.
This is why I left my home,
An unending journey, only that could have made my life whole.
I thank the Lord for giving me the freedom,
Without that, those messages, I wouldn’t have learned.
An unending journey is a gift which can change your life,
Because the lessons you learn, would help you to thrive.
Never quit avid never give up,
That’s what you learn, if you wish to learn.
Take up an unending journey to follow your dreams,
Because, life is not what it may seem!

~ Amith Chhabria.

P.S.: The guy who started Victora’s Secret sold his company and jumped off a bridge before it became Victoria’s secret!
I’ll be back with another amazing post, until then follow your dreams and never give up and just LIVE yOUR LIFE!