It was once explicitly said that we were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us, and wealth classified us.
It is all the transcendence of human race that people today reach the height of maximum luxury upgrading from the days of their very ancient Stone Age. What human beings have achieved today was once only a dream out of reach. But man’s curiosity, perhaps the most wonderful gift given to man by God was behind his quest leading to wholehearted efforts to convert all impossible dreams into reality.
Yet, in the world today, an influential person is killed, and the world mourns and in the world today, a homeless person dies every twenty-two minutes and it goes unnoticed.
This is the sad, yet bitter truth and fate humanity is compelled to face everyday. It is all extremely perplexing to see how behind the oddly appearing progress of the human race, the status of humans seems to be falling into an incessant abyss.
Every morning as I open the newspaper, instead of being greeted by a number of enriching and meliorative facts, I am stunned to see innumerable articles of how people are being killed, absolutely recklessly. Everyday I ready stories of how innocent and gullible children, women, men and elderly people are killed, for no fault of theirs. Have we humans lost our ability to feel? Have we humans lost the ability to appreciate and respect others? Does it not hurt us even a little, to see innocent people suffer in such a severe manner?
Today, most of us when we wake up in the morning are not even convinced about the fact that we would get to go to sleep peacefully that very day. Most of us when we step out of the house, do not even know whether we will make it back home safely.
On 22nd May, 2017 countless people in Manchester set out to indulge themselves in some Ariana Grande music, who was the idol of a myriad of teenagers. It was a night hat they presumed would be one of the best and one that would be etched in their minds forever. To their shock, a shrapnel laden bomb was detonated in the midst of the concert and twenty-three people were killed in this inhuman attack.
On the afternoon of 17th August, 2017 people in Barcelona set out for work just like a normal day, without the ambiguous fear of what were to happen that very day, in the next few hours. Did it not astound us to see how a van mowed down terrorists and residents on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas boulevard? The driver tried to hit as many people as possible and innumerable people were knocked to the ground and 16 lives were lost in this senseless attack.
On the night of October 1st, 2017, a gunman opened fired on a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas strip, 58 naive people lost their lives.
These incidents somehow waver my faith in humanity,. Killing people, ruthlessly, seems to have become a source of entertainment these days. Why is that such vulnerable people have to meet such a fate?They are nor different from us in any way. They have a head, hands, and legs, just like us.They are able to comprehend things just like us. They have feelings just like us. And most importantly, they have a heart that is beating, just like ours.
It all seems like a trifle just to read about people who suffer in such a manner but isn’t is necessary for us to put ourselves in their shoes and think about them? For once? We should act as pillars that voice the opinion of vulnerable people and bring about a significant change in their lives.
Today, humanity is lost because people have abandoned using their conscience as their compass. Thus, we all must embolden our hearts and join hands with others irrespective of caste, colour, creed, gender and religion and form a circle of unbreakable unity so as to help the world attain a revamping state.
PS: I had written this article months back and thought it’d be a good way to remind us about a few of the gruelling incidents that took place a while back, and have created such a lasting and terrifying impact on the families of the victims that lost their lives that they have still not been able to come to terms with reality, and seem to be stuck in the endless abyss of brutality and immense suffering. I hope to kindle the fire of desire to make a positive and lasting change in the mind of the youth. By change, I mean even the slightest attempt to help make someone feel better as we, the youth, are the future. The subsistence of human beings lies in our hands.
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton