We live in a standardized society or say community. What is society actually? To be precise with the Oxford definition society is “The aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community” or ” An organization or a club formed for a particular purpose or activity”.
Have you ever wondered :
what this “purpose” is?
who or what suggest the order of the community and it’s ways?
Why does it has to be the way it is?
What if people don’t want to live in this superficial and complex dynamics of this world?
What if there are people who itch to go back to their nativity rather than being in this ordered alienated society?
I sometimes wonder that a plight of a modern man in this hostile universe sometimes results in the creation of a fictional world.
Every thing that we are surrounded with was made with a purpose and the same goes for the society that we live in. The only one offering that it has to give us is a meaning to our life of course in an organized manner.
But somehow I fail to see that happening. With the advanced technology and modernisation caving in, modern man is still subjugated to the rootlessness and meaningless life.
People all around the globe are fighting for their desire to live a life they find solace in.
Some are fighting the world, where as some are at war with themselves. There is some perennial dilemma that a man wants to plumb out.
As u are reading this,somewhere in the world there are women who are fighting this very same society for their rights.
Rights??? What rights exactly?
Right to live , to survive with honor and respect. Right to have the same moral turpitude as those enjoyed by others.
Then there are people who are fighting for love. In India lovers fight for love over religion.
In Hongkong and many other countries people fought for equal pay for both men and women. Some are still fighting.
In European countries until 1965 women were not allowed to work without their husband’s permission.
Recently in the Middle East women got right of suffrage after a prolonged struggle.
In many countries LGBT community are held taboo even in the 21 st centuary.
There are lot of atrocities that people fight every day to live the life as they want.
Who are they against? The society… Who made this society? We…
Then why are we fighting with ourselves? I always fail to understand this.
There is a war that a man faces. A war to live life as he aspires or to submit to the societal afflictions.
Why do we fail to understand the obvious:
The irony is that this continuous struggle of a man to give his estranged life a sense of belongingness is with the same society that we are a significant part of.
According to one novelist this lack of questioning and living the life getting sucked into the sleep walking mass may be due to moral inertia or flabbiness which gives them all the grandeur and all the emptiness of hypnotized people.
People in most countries like India live on an ad-hoc values based on opportunism. This problem has to be resolved from within.
Everything requires an order and some norms to sustain in a way as expected but amidst all these rigid societal norms we fail to see what dehumanizing impact those industrial modernised world has in an individual who is eager to reaffirm the value of life.
We all have different approaches towards various aspects of life. All we need to do is bring together our perspective with much harmony with a sole purpose of living life and not just surviving.
Today I chose to write on my predicament which I assume many of you feel.
Sometimes I feel like a dull school girl who is stuck with the same unanswerable question. Who wants peace, capacity to love and courage to live life on her own terms .
Our entire life is geared on pleasing someone or the other. For once in life I would love to dileaniate my predicament and confide my perennial outsider and give meaning to my life.
P. S: keep fighting the odds and take control of the wheels of your life. Keep the hope alive always. (refer my blog on hope https://uncharteredmusings.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/hope/)