Monday, March 21, 2011
How hateful is caste today?
- Scientifically, it is interesting to note that Human DNA has 3 billion bases and more than 99% of those bases are the same in all people. WoW, it’s just 1% which brings the change in us; be it physical or mental. I hate when people start evaluating based on others. How can we compare A to B when they are actually 99% the same! We need to start comparing to animals and/or other extraterrestrial organisms (BTW, I believe they exist).
- So what is this comparison all about? How did it all originate? I am not an astrologer, but my mind perceives a simple logic behind all this. The answer is “Society”. And the reason for all this is I would graciously blame it to our special power “6th sense”. Why doesn’t man take things simple? It makes us enjoy when we make things complicated right? That’s the sense we need to control. Can you imagine what happens if animals start comparing? By the way, I hate politics too!
- Darwin’s theory on “Survival of the fittest” comes to my mind. He stated in 1869 as a metaphor for "better adapted for immediate, local environment". The society concept is probably similar to his perception. Where I was brought up, it’s pretty common to distinguish such patterns across the area, city, state and even nation. Even nowadays, we do know that there are lots of societies that exist around us. At my place we clearly classify them through castes. A Caste is an elaborate and complex social system that combines elements of occupation, endogamy, culture, social class, tribal affiliation and political power (Wiki Definition). Yes, it’s difficult. I hate the concept of society itself, what am I going to curse about caste! All I can say is F! What is that each of them convey? It’s nothing but survival! Imagine a group of people trying to live up to the expectations of the society. When they are not able to endure, they….. . It’s all about someone! I don’t want to live for someone. I have had lots of learning’s till now, but survived probably not the worst, but definitely toughest challenges in personal and business world. I didn’t get eaten up, but I survived, all by myself and I am proud of it! End of the day it’s the courage, determination and will that lives and breathes within us. Kudos to our minds and hearts to do anything and everything that can be imaginable.
Posted by Ashok Gunasekaran at 1:29 PM