A passage from sociability to untouchability is the predicament of current life. Basically, human beings love to socialise with each other. This is quite natural. Even during prehistoric times people used to live in clusters. They preferred to live in groups.
Sharing and caring for each other is the best possible way to express and explore for a human-being. So, if our basic ideology is snatched up then what will the result be?
Currently, a microorganism is meekly taking away the socialising aspect of a human.
In the current pandemic we are all floating in a paradoxical scenario. We don’t even know how to cope with the situation. A crisis of trust is piling up with rampant increase in distrust towards each other.
Suspicion is reigning everywhere. Disbelief and negativity is gearing up. No one is heeding other’s requirements. So, everywhere there is violence.
A person dying of a different ailment or illness is coming under the scanner of doubt. Basic qualities like empathy, humanity and humility are losing their relevance from our dictionary.
In Odisha, a man met his sad demise, but no one from his locality dared to touch him. Surprisingly some reporters have created a glorious instance of humanity by rendering their warm shoulders with his family. They lifted his body by establishing the highest accord to humanity.
So, untouchability is weighing more than humanity nowadays. I guess primitive society has subtler values than this “ultra-modern” society.
Coming to a logical end, I can just wish and pray for my community to change their norms and thought-process.
Nobody has restricted us to wave greetings to our fellow people. No one has implied us to despise and neglect our neighbours. We can still celebrate our status of humanity without being stranded and degraded to ill humans.
The fellow feeling is eagerly waiting to be cherished by us even in this damaged situation. United we stand and divided we fall. No one has denied the fraternity and integrity among individuals. Do hate the germ but not the affected ones.
Caring and sharing of positivity and happiness within known localities can revive the lost glory and boost solidarity in community life. No one has instructed us to harbour hatred towards each other.
Re-living the sensitive moments with the affected persons can heal the disease soon. So spread joy rather than grief.