Dear Inhabitants of Planet Earth…

Let me start by saying that I am just another regular human being in this chaotic world. I have two arms and two feet, two ears and two eyes, just like you. I also have an intricate and functioning body system, the way you do, a gift from nature that I can never fitly compare with anything else. I have feelings, I have rage, I have breakdowns. Today I have a thought to share, because if a regular human being’s ranting is important in the very least, every other being is capable, possibly even more capable, to think the way I do.

This post is unlike anything I have written here before. I have never had a take on writing about serious social issues, but there’s a first time for everything, huh? Looking at the situation we are in right now, I believe that voicing my opinion is important because it is viewed from an angle very different from the one we all look through.

Dear inhabitants of planet Earth, after spending a good time thinking about this, I have a message for you.

You are scientists and artists and doctors and engineers, businesspeople and coders and linguists and teachers. Everything mankind could never have imagined when it came to being, you are today. You are developing, evolving, ever-changing. You are a species with growing ideas, a population with unconditional needs. But have you ever stopped to think…

Aren’t we parasites to the Earth? We suck away what she gives us without a care in the world, without regarding in the least the dangerous amounts we take away from her. How can we claim to be any better than the mosquitoes and leeches that live on our blood? Perhaps, in the case of these insects we hold so lowly, we will only find but one or two on us occasionally, and even then we don’t rest until they are killed. Imagine seven billion mosquitoes sucking at your blood, seven billion leeches crawling over your body. That is what Earth is enduring. That is what she has been holding on her back for centuries, a mass of parasites selfishly tugging away all life from her. And you say she is unclean, you say she is polluted! Is it not you who took everything from her? How can you rip off everything that makes her beautiful and call her ugly?

Maybe you are harassing her and you don’t even know it! I know I am, I know everyone is, in some way or the other! How? When factories rip away the resources she gives and spit out piles and piles of human pleasures, does Earth enjoy it very much? Yes, sometimes it is necessary, for things like toothpaste and soap and more of such, but is it necessary all the time?

People will say “Plant a tree” or “Switch off the taps when not in use” or “Don’t waste electricity”, but really, for every tree planted, hundreds are cut down. For every drop saved, innumerable are sent down the drain. Don’t get me wrong- What people say is true, but it is what we have been told for decades. Today’s carefree generation does not want any more advice, but a reason to care.

And have you thought about that? Why care?

If nature really is a living entity, if you title her your Mother, does she deserve to be treated this way? Is this life a game in which you take as much as you can from her and turn her away? Mass factory production, brutal flaying of life-giving trees and filling their space with tar and cement, this is all stripping of what she has to give us, and when we take more than she can bear she keeps on giving- Do you need more reasons to care?

So what can I do about it? You say. You can get a sapling and pot it, but of course, there isn’t the time. Or you can switch off the lights when not in use, but hey, you never even leave them on! There are millions and millions of things you can do, but most of them are boring and you don’t even know some.

No, I am not going to list out the endless list of things, I am going to tell you the one, simple, doable thing that if done by everyone will actually make an impact…

Do you really need those piles and piles of clothes? Next time you go shopping, think about it. Do I need this, really? And this one single question can do wonders to the world. Before asking your parents for a new mobile, think about it. Do I need it, really? All this production, all this tearing away from Earth nonsense, it is we who can put an end to it. It is we, the population with unconditional needs, who can change the world together if we reduce them. No, you don’t need that pair of jeans to stay alive. You don’t need a new pair of shoes to survive. If you find the life of this noble giver more precious than all of your leisurely possessions, then vow to make a difference!

Today, right now, close your eyes for two minutes and declutter your mind, separate things into what you need and what you don’t. One person can’t change the world, but we can, together.

Please do share and reblog this post and spread the word. Don’t be a parasite, the world needs you!

Colourblind

What if the colourblind
See the world as it really is?
What if all along we had
The wrong definitions
Of red and green and blue?
The world is just an illusion
There is no right or wrong
No good or bad
Everyone sees it differently
It keeps changing
From person to person.
All that really matters
Are the eyes we choose
To look through.
Don’t blame the colourblind
For not seeing the world as you do
Because no one does.

Right?

Feelings are a Part of Being Human

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That’s a revolutionary, evergreen, and overused sentence. There are so many reasons to smile, and smiling can make someone’s day.

But we all can agree that there are emotions in the world ranging far and wide, and there’s no person who can say that he can always be happy, unless he’s lived in a giant milk carton all his life.

If that’s you, you have no excuse to read this. Shoo. Continue reading Feelings are a Part of Being Human

Happy New Day

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I know I’m insane as much as you do, but yes.
I don’t approve of new year resolutions because they don’t help me in any way.

The whole point of resolutions is to implement things that can make the year better. At least, that’s what most people think. But they don’t seem to figure that aiming at something too far to reach, especially when it is a resolution, is not very likely to be accomplished.

When you make unreachable promises, you become subject to sheer pressure. That makes you subconsciously think that it is a job. Now, resolutions are supposed to be things we want to do, not things we have to do. This pressure makes the task tedious, and WHO wants to do something excessively ambitious and boring?

It isn’t bad to have ambitious goals. But I have been wondering why people think change is only needed when the new year begins.

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Every day is new.

A small, easy-to-accomplish goal set for each day is way better than an unreachable, overambitious new year resolution.

The dawn of a new day is worth celebrating. It is worth remembering that god has given us a precious life, of which every day is valuable. So why not give Him a promise, a resolution, that you will do something new everyday?

Learning something every day doesn’t mean pouring over school books, trying to scrape out something you don’t know to add to your brain’s contents. Doing something else, something you haven’t done before is also a part of learning.

So today, I resolve to

  • Go cycling.
  • Do a bit of watercolor painting.
  • Write poetry.
  • Practice hand lettering.
  • Hunt for new fonts.
  • Learn new Photoshop techniques.

New day resolutions don’t have to change your life. They just have to be things you want to include in your routine and will go against all odds to accomplish.

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Will YOU resolve to do something today?
Have you ever been under serious resolution pressure?

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Musings of a Cotton Jersey

I could feel part of me in China
A part of me in Brazil
Parts here and there in India
Parts in farms, parts on hills.

Then all parts of me united
Just one thing led to another
I was cleaned and spun and woven
And I was put together.

Then I was dyed (I’m still alive)
And after I was made
I was washed and I was dried
And then I was displayed.

I was so magnificent
No glory I lacked
So almost immediately
I felt myself being packed.

Then I was buttoned up
(I know not what that was about)
By the end of the day
I was pretty well worn out.

And the next thing I knew
Was that I saw a marvelous scene:
Painted silver, detailed with black
A majestic washing machine!

Now I am super-old
And my colours have faded
I’ve lost all my designs
That were once brightly shaded.

Now I feel that my owners
Must show me no compassion.
But they wear me like I’m made of gold!
Well, faded things are today’s fashion.

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