Why are they left behind? Why do we ‘want’ them to be inferior to us? Is it because they couldn’t acquire higher studies or is it because they cannot speak English? What is it about them that we entitle their ‘category’ as ‘bhaiya’?
Comparing physical and mental capabilities, they are more skilled and hardworking than most of us. They work their ass out to support their families and succor them live a normal life. Then how come we be superior to them? Just because we wear formals and flaunt fluent English, should they be treated as mediocre?
Discerning from the idiosyncrasies of the aristocrats towards the minor sect, our society is infused with throngs of people for whom self praise is the best appraising!!
To my understanding, before even orating about equality amid men and women, we should first be addressing the major concern of every country i.e. equality amidst beings.
Who gave us the authority to divide people on the basis of work, class and caste? Who are we to appraise others when we doubt our own conscience? How come a person simply sipping 10 cups of coffee a day is superior to a person cleaning 20 washrooms a day? On what grounds have we judged their level? If we look closely to the aforesaid, then cleaning others mess requires much more efforts and dignity than sticking to chair and consuming caffeine.
Emanating from my unsettled mind and broken heart, all these questions don’t let me sleep now, and yet, with deep regret and utter shame I’d say I’m doing nothing to clinch their desire for equal respect and acknowledge their every effort. Out of shame or I’d say respect for them, I’ve started my bit. I try to make them feel equally important and respected.
Wondering what I’ve changed? I’ve changed their label, now they are no more ‘bhaiya’ to me. I entitle them as ‘sir’ and why shouldn’t they?
They do the same job like us, they give their 110% and they should be proud of what they do!! In fact, they are undermined by people like us who feel that we belong to the higher hierarchy. My friend, do not forget that there is always someone a step up the ladder where stand right now. So make sure you treat others like the way you want others to treat you!!
What can you do to help the ‘bhaiyas’ of our society? How can you contribute towards the betterment of the country? What change will you bring that helps the inferior sectors to emerge atleast as normal, respected individuals?
Tip: Charity begins at home. So start with your maid, your driver or your office boy and make them feel wanted, respected and proud!!