My husband found me sitting quiet and asked me what was the matter. Well, I am not sure if I am the only one. But with so much talks about going to war and revenge and all, I am a tad worried. Why? He asks me. No one else seems to be bothered.
But it is all over social media, I respond. Open a Whatsapp chat and there are videos, facts, details about war. It seems to be exhorting people to be angry. Twitter is another culprit with the ‘outrage’ going on for days. And do not put on the TV. The news anchor is fuming smoke from his nostrils and squirming in his seat (I really wonder why he does that) with taking revenge and asking politicians what is stopping them. It is irresponsible media at the best. I definitely do not forward such messages and wish other people also do not do it. It is so easy to find its way to some impressionable mind who will think of taking action. Mind you, the people who want to go to war are sitting comfortably in their homes. I am sure, they have no one doing anything near the border or will want their family to be involved.
It also does not mean that I do not want to respond to a war-like situation. But, I believe we should follow Chanakya’s ‘Saam, dhaam, dand, bhed’ concept. i.e Advice, Offer or negotiate, punish and lastly, isolate and exploit.
I have been recently reading the non-fiction book ‘War Torn’ and seeing the plight of the people in those countries and its after effects, I am certainly in no hurry to join a war or a war-like situation.
Hope peace reigns and we can just talk it over like civilised people. Let me get back to work and let life continue.