Its all in the mind

First of all, this is going to be my first attempt on trying to post here through phone. I normally only reply to only comments from here as typing from phone causes 1000000 typos :p Nevermind, i am gonna try this today.

For those who read my blog regularly, if you remember i did post a story on stupid religious beliefs in India and had mentioned a flower market. Today again i was in the same market at 7 am. Highly crowded but a beautiful place, why beautiful? Well you can see flowers of all shapes and sizes around. That smell of fresh roses is still in my nose and most importantly, the hospitable people.

Flower market of Ahmedabad, Gujarat is run entirely by a community which India hates, MUSLIMS! Why we hate them, i have no clue. Trust me there’s a lot more to hate in the world then theae people coz’ i find them totally beautiful and very hostile. They form the minority in this country while we are the majority and right from our childhood are taught to hate them.

Yeah! I am not kidding. The seeds of hatred are so deeply sowed in our minds that we are scared of them. A few like me break those barriers and have close relationa with them. I had muslim friends in school and college and infact my very first assistant was a muslim girl. Still remember her, very adorable and hardworking.

Today also when i stepped in the market, the man with the most hostile smile helped me out decide the flower bouquet for my sister who just won Masterchef India season 4 πŸ™‚ . His name was Badshah (thats how people around him addressed him) and he handed me a flower (name i dont know) asking me to keep in the house as the fragrance would spread across.

Whenever i go to that place the sad reality of my country haunts me. We all are good with each other and we all like each other. There is no hate within us but is often influenced on us. Think about it. Are we what we are or what we are being made by influences around us?

Ps: forgive me for all typos πŸ™‚

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28 thoughts on “Its all in the mind

  1. It is so sad that many people, cultures, religions (!), and even nations hate out of a habit. I guess lost of them don’t even know why they hate others. It is true and I experienced that as well that minorities are are often hated only because they are minorities. Even in a country that speaks more or less the same language and has the same religion I had a hard time when we moved here into a farmer land 36 years ago. What can we do in order to move into the direction of tolerance and even appreciating everybody the way they are? We can do what you do! Being a role model and not caring about any attitudes which work against a harmonious, loving, and mutual support. Thank you for this beautiful post. Btw I did not find any typos (who am I to judge this)…. but forgive me mine since I type this comment on my phone as well…

  2. fantastic Kruti ,
    caste , religion are all differentiators which we have built which i simply dislike.
    first of all lest learn to be humanist . a great post w.r.t that
    b) Ahmedabad people are good no matter whether they are hindu or muslim . thats what i observed when i went there few months back . they never misguide you.

  3. Hate is such a waste of energy. Love uses less energy and is far more enjoyable.
    Institutional hate for no real reason will eventually invite ISIS in and give them more recruits.
    xxx Huge Hugs Kruti xxx

  4. That’s great that you can see beyond the hatreds of your society. How much those people that hate are missing! How much better the world would be if we could erase such hatreds.

    Typos are fine, but there is one you might fix when you are back at a computer – you kept writing “hostile” but I think you meant to be writing “hospitable”. Yeah, the phone does things like that πŸ˜‰

  5. I have the solution for this problem, in order for HinduΒ΄s not to hate Muslims….they have to meet me!!! Once I get there and stir things up a bit, the hatred will be directed against me theyΒ΄ll totally will forget that there are even Muslims in that country after I come along. IΒ΄m the real humanist here.

  6. “Whenever i go to that place the sad reality of my country haunts me. We all are good with each other and we all like each other. There is no hate within us but is often influenced on us. Think about it. Are we what we are or what we are being made by influences around us?”

    I do believe the hate is not something we are born with but that is taught to us. Racism, sexism, religionism, nationalism, and other forms of hatred must be taught to pass to the next generation. The thing is, people teach them by actions even when they don’t speak.

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