The world is too crowded, yet too lonely.
The world we live in is going through an extremely difficult phase. War, intolerance and violence are playing out a magnum opus.
In the last few days, we have witnessed extreme disbelief and anguish among people around the world. The massacre of innocent school children in Texas. The suicide of a mother along with her two grownup daughters in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
The question we should ask is, why these incidents happened?
The post-pandemic (I don’t know if we are really into one, or it’s just an illusion) era has led to increased unemployment, financial/ economic disasters, mental health issues, suicides, divorces/break-ups, displacement/migration, political turmoil, war and a heightened sense of loneliness.
Are we interested in knowing how they are holding up and how they are coping with the challenge of facing adversities? If we look into the individuals responsible for the shooting, the war, climatic disaster, societal disharmony, intolerance, suicidal episodes etc., you will realise that they are the ones who are too lonely in this crowded world. They need help. They need to be heard and listened to. They need to feel that they are wanted and loved. Hurt creates more havoc than nuclear bombs.
There will be a backstory to all. The woman from Delhi, lost her husband during the Pandemic upsurge last year. He was the sole bread earner of the family. His death shook them. Their world came crumbling down. Their life was full of uncertainties and was a complete mess. They couldn’t find help and no one could help them. Finally, they lost all hope and left this world. What touched me was the note that they had stuck on to the wall, cautioning those who would enter the house, as it was filled with inflammable gas. They thought of others even in death. May they rest in peace and God receive these good souls.
A stitch in time saves nine.
We all have a collective and moral responsibility for what’s happening around us. If we can do our bit to make the lives of those around us better; that’s the need of the hour and our CALL.
We, the members of the Indian Diaspora should take initiative to try and bring about the much needed change, a humane approach and bonding.
All is not lost. Still, the sun rises every morning, bringing new hope.
Let’s stay positive and focused and spread love around; the INDIAN WAY.
See you soon
Love and peace