Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nice Advice

Always speak a kind word about anyone.

If you do not have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Never criticize.

Don't tell lies.

Don't tell tales on anyone or be a snitch.

Don't be jealous. Be pleased when something nice happens to someone. Wish good things to happen to anyone.

Put others first, unless you are being taken advantage of.

Don't take advantage of anyone, especially if they are nice to you.

Do not steal. Ask if you want something and do not take things for granted.

Look after things, especially if they do not belong to you.

Try not to borrow or lend things.

Be confident of yourself. Believe in yourself and always be humble. Do not boast.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Discrimination – Part 2

If a language cannot be considered superior to another, as both of them are merely two means of communication between humans, why is that a religion is considered superior to all other religions by its followers? Isn’t religion simply a means of communication with the Divine? The claimed superiority of one religion over the others have created bloodshed throughout history, when there is no such blood-filled history regarding language difference or any other difference for that matter.

If it doesn’t make sense to be friends with someone only of particular country or particular skin colour, why does it make perfect sense to the followers of a religion that they should shun themselves from the rest of the society and make friends only with those from among the followers?

If in God’s eyes, all human beings are considered equal, why do followers of a religion claim themselves to be above other human beings simply in the name of religion? And why do they find it absolutely right to do so?

If a text of any religion should be proven to be accurate beyond the shadow of doubt, there should be no human being questioning them. As nobody questions the fact that gravity exists or that earth is spheroidal, nobody should question the so called “facts” in their own religious texts that are claimed by the followers of that particular religion. Why is this not so? Why are there so many proponents as well as opponents for any given religion?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Discrimination - Part 1

Could any language be considered better than another language? Would you tell your friend that your language is better than his, and he should learn yours? In that case, is it not fair that he has an equal right to claim his language to be better than yours, and invite you to learn it? Language is a means of communication that had been developed by human beings. How would one mean of communication be superior to other, when there is no real basis to compare the two on?

Are we to choose our friends by the country they’re born in, or by the culture they are part of? Would you tell someone you meet, “Oh you’re from Country-X. Sorry I don’t make friends with people from Country-X and Country-Y.”? Or, how about “Sorry, no offence, but we can’t be friends because your skin colour is darker than mine.”

Should any human being be considered greater than other human beings, in terms of being a human being? Presidents and ministers are only there as they have a responsibility. Beyond this responsibility, they are merely human beings, at the same level as a layman cleaning the street, and an engineer working on an aircraft.

Is there anyone who would dare question a fact that is proved using a solid, tangible proof? Facts proven by science, does anyone question them? Is there anyone who claim today than the value of pi is not 3.14159… and have theories or proofs to back his claim?

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