I am taking part in a 7 day blog challenge, and we are given writing prompts each day. 🙂 Yesterday we were supposed to write about ourselves. Today we need to write about what makes us really angry about this world.
Anger is not the word I will use. The strongest feelings I have about what I don’t like in this world are “disbelief & hurt”.
I just cannot believe how people can be so cruel towards animals. When I look into the eyes of an animal, I see innocence. And so many animals show trust towards us. They truly know what unconditional love is. So I don’t get how humans can even think about being cruel to them. There are many wonderful humans as well. Humans with hearts of gold. They go out of their way to help animals. And I see them asking the rest of us for help. Most of the times they are short of funds. But do most people bother to donate even a single dollar? So many of us would spend a lot more in other useless things. But when asked to donate just a single dollar, most people look away. This apathy towards animals really breaks my heart. I wish I could save each and every single one of them. And it hurts that I cannot.
I cannot believe it when people are cruel towards children. Any time there is war, there are riots, there is terrorism, refugee problems, who do you see suffering the most? Little children. The ones who don’t even understand what is going on. The sights of children dying in middle east (any religion), the sight of Syrian refugee children crying, the poor homeless children on the streets, people ill-treating the children on the streets…all these sights break my heart. I hurt that I cannot protect each and every child.
Children and animals – they are the two easiest targets to show one’s “power” over. Both helpless, and voiceless compared to most. How does anyone have the heart to be cruel to them?
It hurts that some people are deemed worthier than others in this world for even prayers. On the 15th of this month, terrorists mercilessly butchered so many people in Paris. The world cried for them. I did too. I still do. I cannot imagine the horror they went through as they were being shot at. I cannot imagine the horror they are still going through. I cannot imagine how someone can kill so mercilessly? What are they made of?
And yet it hurts that so many people die regularly in Kenya, Nigeria, Beirut, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India….the list is endless…but does anyone stop and notice? Why are some people considered more worthy than others? Are some so unworthy that people cannot offer even their prayers?
It hurts that world has a huge population that follows Islam, and most of them are living their lives in peace, and yet the work of a handful of terrorists has made every muslim a terrorist for the world? Why? I am not a Muslim. And yet I hurt to think what they go through. So I cannot imagine what they feel.
It is my prayer that the flame of compassion, love, peace, and wisdom would burn brightly in each human heart, so that every human treats every being of this planet, every creature of God with the utmost love, care, and tenderness. That will be my perfect world.