Ya thats right?And whats wrong with it?
Years back, 6th grade I think..US led Kuwait-Iraq war was it?I was asked by a mass communication student?What I thought about the war?Did I think it was for the right reasons?
I thought it wasn’t my problem.It was not my war.Well to be honest I don’t think I thought about it.
The mass-com student was almost angered by my ignorance of the situation.She was amused that I didn’t as much as want to think.That I didn’t think it was my problem.That because there was a problem in a far away land I didn’t think it would affect me.
She said, it was not a question of right or wrong?It was a matter of principles.Did I have any?
The only thing that did affect me..was a class mate whose father worked in Kuwait, was visibly disturbed in the assembly.She must have sobbed the whole day.And the only thing I figured was; that morning the family had lost all forms of communication and they were praying for his safe return home.I was selfishly happy that my own father worked in the same city.And I was confident I will see him at home that evening.
All of 13 years,I was upset she judged me.
I am more informed now.I understand better?I keep abreast of latest current affairs.My obsesion with ‘news’ almost freaks me out.I know I am opinionated.No one is asking, but I have formed them anyway.
I don’t know if thats right or wrong?Should I just concentrate on my life, me, my family, my loved ones?Or do I have a social obligation?Do I have a political one?Do I have an obligation to think,understand,feel, realise,voice my opinion,make a difference because I believe I can.
Things bother me.I am angered that a handful few think they can topsy turvy the life of millions who have rested their faith in them.I am amused how thousands cannot see through the dirty games a few powerful of the powerful play.I am awed,how a handful can make or break nations, can make an entire generation believe in something.I am saddened by disaster and even more frustrated by my own handicaps.
My life that is everything to me..and should be, some times seems of minuscle importance.
All of 27, I have learnt to think.I am opinionated.Are you?