Nov 26, 2009

Confused state of mind

Its so easy to relate to what others are feeling because of the universality of emotions. If that be true, is there really anything truly 'unique' in this world? Is there even anything 'original' considering there is a lot that can influence a person to come up with something new, be it an idea, lyrics, a painting. Who gave the right to anyone who 'invented' something to take credit for it? Could it not be possible that someone somewhere had created the same thing, but had not had the means to claim it as his own? Correct me if I am wrong in thinking this way. When someone says that they are non-conformists, are they not conforming to the ideology of non-conformism? I am not propagating it, but why can violence not be justified? Not everyone has to go by Gandhi's " An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". Alongside violence comes love-for your spouse, for family, for your country, for your child. You see grave injustice committed against a loved one. Your child is killed by a robber trying to steal a few thousand rupees from your wife's cupboard. He is an innocent six-year-old boy who happened to enter his mother's room because he had been hit by the household help for getting the floor dirty. He only wanted consolation from his mother, who had stepped out to buy vegetables for the house.Instead, he was greeted by the robber, who was not expecting company. In his fear of the boy screaming for help, he shot him. Would the boy's father not want to avenge his son's death, even if it meant more bloodshed? Would that be 'violence' too? Who draws that thin line between right and wrong nowadays? Was just curious to know, since my conscience seems to be failing me of late

9 comments:

kittu said...

by killing the robber he is making another family father less which is even worse than losing a child

however, the fathers objective or goal shud be to change the thief and make sure that more ppl dont die in his hands.

but yes if it was my son or wive or friend that was killed there is no doubt that i wud slaughter that robber.

so there is always a non violent and better path to take in life but wat we choose makes us wat we are.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

our collective morality defines right and wrong in a society. Bad things happen, it doesn't make them right and just because we have a a definition of right and wrong, doesn't mean people are actually going to follow the right path and ignore the wrong one.
:-)

athang12 said...

YOU decide what is wrong and what is right. But then you should be ready to face the consequences if what you think is in opposition to the ideologies and values of the system/prevalent society.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Everything becomes clear if you read and follow the word of God. Everything there is equivocally defined as right or wrong in the eyes of God. He said, "vengeance is mine." We will never be justified by taking the law into our own hands. We will just be as guilty as the perpetrator of the crime. We become puzzled and confused because we don't follow the dictates of our conscience. Not hearing the voice of God that tells us what is right or wrong will result in the compromising of our conscience until we are already confused as to what is right or wrong. Fear the Lord and walk in His ways are the admonition of the Bible. Thanks for the post. God bless.

TeNsEiGa To Me said...

to kittu, it's only the family/s that lose who can decide what is worse and what isn't.

that is just the point...good conscience and faith just fail you sometimes and you cannot really justify/nullify most things with absolute conviction.

suhas said...

I found it really interesting! in some ways you echoed my exact thoughts..like i feel too that some form of violence is perhaps justifiable though i think that without violence,the world would be a much better place. Sometimes you have to perform an act of violence in the form of self defence or vengeance as in the case of the story that you narrated.

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Surreptitious Shogun said...

I wish there were answers to these questions.

Just like I wish water was yellow and the sun, blue. But if they were, then I would probably wish water was blue and the sun yellow, what?

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