Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Too many scared cows in the land of warriors!!!

Was reading an article on NDTV site few minutes back and was disturbed like anything after finishing it! A man was set on fire by some goons over property dispute! But the worst part of the whole incident was that the crowd there simply stood and watched the whole episode mutely! The man kept on screaming and scrambling around, at the centre of a ring of people!!! But the people there, dint do anything to save his life! Horrible!

This is 2nd case in just a week where some atrocity, some brutality happened to a person in front of a crowd and instead of helping the victim, people stood and looked at the whole incident happening!
I am surprised and even shocked that the citizens of our country have become so selfish that they do not want to get into something which is not related to them or which is not affecting them in any way! But the question here is that is there a guarantee that this cannot happen to them or their dear ones? No there is no guarantee in this gunda raaj. It can happen to anyone anywhere! But if we start helping each other, definitely the number of such incidents can decrease. How come people have become so merciless, so heartless that they are ready to witness a man on fire but are not ready to help him! Guess we Indians are forgetting that there is a thing called humanity in this world and it makes us bound to help each other!

Our society is gradually transforming into a bunch of sacred cows and nothing else! Gone are the days when this land used to be the land of warriors and fighters!

Recalling a story which a friend of mine mailed me few yrs back.
A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package; what food might it contain?  He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap! Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning, "There is a mouse trap in the house, there is a mouse trap in the house." The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell you this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me; I cannot be bothered by it." The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mouse trap in the house."

"I am so very sorry Mr. Mouse," sympathized the pig, "but there is nothing I can do about it but pray; be assured that you are in my prayers."
The mouse turned to the cow, who replied, "Like wow, Mr. Mouse, a mouse trap; am I in grave danger, Duh?"  So the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected to face the farmer's mouse trap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.

In the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a fever. Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

His wife's sickness continued so that friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well, in fact, she died, and so many people came for her funeral the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.

So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you, remember that when the least of us is threatened, we are all at risk.


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