Been through newspapers. News, internet. Mumbai has voted: 10 %, Karnataka: 15 %, Jammu: 4%.
Choice: It has been long asked for, it has been long demanded for. There are men who are not able to exercise this basic right, a dead system But still a lot many of us have been given this basic Right.
Are we afraid to make a choice, Are we afraid to speak out: we don’t want this guy. Or we want this person. Being still? Is it going to resolve the issue.
I will tell you a story about me.
I studied at a famous college in madhya pradesh. Studied engineering there: I was a simple guy, had a little choice: lower class guy(that’s what we are taught). The college was another MP college. There was raging there, simply exploitation of simple people by collegues by fella friends. Three and half years of my college life i had no choice, i had to live, survive among people who were their exploiting my bovine nature. I listened to my family that i have no choice. I listened to them, “go through it silently”. Just go through it and come out. Studies are more importent, they will change your life.
But i will tell you, i burned inside. I will tell you, i killed myself i don’t know how many times. In that single room of mine, i killed the last of creativity that i had, i killed last of my emotions, i died there, anyone i knew died there in my mind forever. I say- i did not have a choice. Eh!!
NO I HAD ONE. I could have opted out. I made a mistake, I choose security above being a man.
I was wrong. I was taught wrong. It is not the fault of those, who teach us wrong. It is more of fault of us, who do not exercise their right to choose. It is fault of those who have the opportunity to choose, but they do not. It is not about winning, it is about saying in loud words, I CARE.