Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An Understanding that can lead to nothing, but progress!

For the past few days, I have spent quite a lot time thinking about how Pakistan can ricochet out of its bad times... And I regretfully have come to the conclusion that there is no way out. There is no way except... except the fact that we understand our priorities. Until and unless we learn that the only way to fight off a problem is not to try one's own strength, but to be united! Be one and whole. Be the united strength our ancestors seered... Be the Pakistan that stood strong, and certainly not the Pakistan that has been divided into sects, parties and groups!

29Th April'09 would have been a peaceful day like any other, if it were not for the mass killings across the city of Karachi. The killings of innocent people. Who cares if it was a internationally wanted criminal or a mere by-stander? It was still a life lost. A life that was important to many. A life that will remain set on the conscience of the killer. A life that bore the responsibilities of many. A life which had major impact on many things. Upon a family, which lost its breadwinner.Upon a son, who lost his father. Upon a wife, who lost her husband. Upon a mother, who lost her child. Man passes away; his name perishes from records and recollections; his history is a tale that is told; and his very monument becomes, but a ruin. Assassination has never altered the history of the world; yet a life saved always has.

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. Actions speak louder than words; but when have abrupt actions solved anything? 12Th May is going to be another such day. Why not think about putting our own opinions aside and learn to listen to others? Why not accept the possibility that we're not always right? Why not think about stepping back, so to let millions breathe freedom? Understanding can lead to nothing, but progress =)