Can We Act Like an Educated? 37

Lights went off, the hall became dark and the big screen filled with actors and models. Being seated in the luxurious seats of the Inox movie theatre, we began to wait for the movie to roll. We stood up in respect to our National Anthem and slowly one by one advertisement played on. Finally, the movie started. We laughed; cried; admired the actors for their talents. Soon it was time for the interval.

My husband went out to get us some snacks. Like my husband, most of the people in the hall bought themselves snacks as well as soft drinks. Within no time, the next half of the movie was played and pretty soon it ended. Lights came on and slowly one by one stood up and started to move towards the exit.

We were seated in the ‘B’ row and hence were suppose to climb down. We walked down the stairs slowly as the stairs were crowded. While we discussed the movie as what we liked the most, we also happen to look at all the empty seats in the bright lights.

What we witnessed was such a pity state of the floor. People who bought popcorns in the intermission break had spilled it all over. If it was any one or two seats, probably it could have been an accident while a child might have tried to grab and it got slipped. But almost every seat in most rows had either the popcorn, empty cold drink glasses or the paper plates thrown everywhere, even the food was wasted and just thrown.

I was surprised to witness this and kept wondering, is this how an educated person behave? I understand that there are cleaners to clean after every show in movie halls, but is that a reason enough for people to litter even in multiplexes. To my horror, there was also an used baby diaper right on the walking path.

Do we litter our homes like this just because we have someone to clean? Do we litter our own cubes in the office just because we have housekeeping staff? If we answer “NO” for these, then why throw garbage in the movie hall or any other public place for that matter. As a citizen, we have a responsibility and can we at least act educated? Dear people, pick up your stuff and carry that unwanted food/waste. Use dry and liquid waste bins and do not waste food.

Remember, there are thousands of children waiting to eat just a handful to quench their never-ending hunger and after all this is what our kids will learn from us.

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My Life… My Rules..!! But is Your Life Yours Alone? 695

It’s become quite a common line among most teenagers every time they were questioned or been advised on how they move with things in life. I have come across so many positive lines and articles that says your life is yours alone and no one will step up for it. It is only in your own hands that how you rule it.

These things are true, but what they mean is entirely different from the way it is used among the younger generations today. The way the trend is going, many like to say the famous line as “My life, my rules!” bluntly without thinking the consequences and the situation. Yes, our life is for us to live but we must not forget that our life is linked with many others living around us. People who care for us and who love us.

Every time I hear someone tell me it’s their life and they like to do things as however they want, it makes me feel sad because people just don’t know what life is all about.

Do you still think your life is yours alone? Here are a few reasons that explain why it is not-

1. Your life matters to your family

The moment you were born you become a part of someone’s life. Your parents and people who may love you. As you grow older there are lot many others who walk in your life. Some stay and some move on. But is your life alone? No! Your life is linked to many others who love to see you happy. We need to give something to get what we need.

When people decide to take off their life, they do not realize that they do not actually have the complete rights to do that. Because they fail to understand that it is easy for the person who dies, but it is difficult for the person who lives knowing that the one person who he or she loved most is not there with them anymore. So, I strongly deny that your life is not yours alone.

2. We live in a community

A person who tells you that he or she does not care about what the society thinks is the first person who is usually lying. People say that to convince themselves that they do not care, in truth they actually care. It is a reverse mechanism. When you are faced with rejection or some kind of negative responses to something or by someone, immediately many try to think that they do not care. Every human craves for recognition and to be identified for their potential. Instead of showing ignorance, it’s better to face criticism in a constructive way, After all, it is the same society which is going to give you all the things that you desire to be happy. Your existence is linked with the society you live in.

3. Following rules may help sometime

Agreed that some rules are baseless, but many are useful for us. Some rules are made for our own safety and protection. Most often the younger generation becomes agitated when they are restricted to many things. The first thing what we need to recognize is anything too much is not good. It is not the problem of having rules instead it is the problem of not knowing how to deal with them.

4. It is selfish

When someone says it’s my lifestyle, do not meddle, it sounds too prude and selfish to me. There are some people who try to be an unnecessary part of our lives when we are not interested. Some are even toxic. However, there are different ways to make sure that you keep such people at bay. But the way people go on with a rant of “My life! My rules” seems totally a selfish attitude. Sometimes it is also an escapism of laziness in order to avoid taking responsibilities.

We, humans, are social creatures and we need interactions with other people around us whether we like it or not, to survive. We may choose not to care but there are people who care for us more than we like to acknowledge. Hence, do not ever forget that your life is not yours alone. Sometimes we live by rules made by someone else just to keep the people we love happy even though it may not be something we wanted. Trust me, the result will always keep us happy in the end too. Life is to share and live together and care for one another. Embrace it, Enjoy it and Love it with everyone else in it.


Daughter’s Day Special: Enjoy this song to feel what she wants to say to you! 1127

This Daughter’s Day, Gallinukkad appeals to each parent of a daughter that now is time to change your mindset so that your daughters are raised rightly. Don’t suppress your daughter’s freedom, let her raise voice against any wrong happening to her physically and emotionally, make her career conscious and financially independent, hear and respect her opinions; don’t set boundaries for her, let her decide for herself. If you stand for her today, she will stand for herself and her daughter tomorrow.

And to the parents of a son, It’s time to teach your boys that even she is a complete individual, not just the other half.

Enjoy this beautiful song to feel what she wants to say to you!

Happy Daughter’s Day to all!