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Is it right or is it not?

posted Sep 29, 2010, 6:44 PM by Aadhavan Kumaran   [ updated Feb 18, 2011, 7:22 PM ]
"எவ்வது உறைவது உலகம், உலகத்தொடு
அவ்வது உறைவது அறிவு"

Chief Seattle of Native American tribe, in a reply to George Washington's offer to buy the land said, "How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land?  The idea is strange to us...".  The values as we know, the rights and the nots, are from what we see, hear and learn.  These are not absolute and changes with time.

Harms division can bring

History is our best guide as it has seen many such changes.  Indian subcontinent has seen many migrants adding richness to its culture.  It is said migrants to ancient India brought the caste based system to define social order and to govern their people.  As they integrated, so did their system and it eventually spread to the whole of the Indian subcontinent.  In the course of time, many have observed the ills this division brought to the society.  There were various movements to bring awareness and change.  But people still take pride in their divisions and the practice is passed between generations.  It seems, as long the values are accepted by the society, the change becomes difficult.

Some of conflicts we see in the world or even in our day to day life, can be attributed to the stand we take towards our values.  The rights and the nots are subjective.  A free inquiring mind can help us find our choice.