Late night ranting – 1

We live in a world where we’ve been constantly forced and fed with rules and ways of living life. We’re constantly told what to do, what to wear, what to eat, how to talk, how to behave, etc. I agree some of it necessary to shape our lives, to add discipline to our lives, to make us realize and understand the meaning of struggle.

My problem is not with people telling me what to do or how to live, my problem is with people telling me that it is the only way to live, and a life that is lived beyond these pre-defined things is a life that does not belong to this ‘society’. I often struggle to understand and accept it. I struggle to be a part of these rules and this skewed up approach to life. I find these things irrational, impractical and illogical.

I mean I don’t feel the need to go to a temple or a mosque or a church to show my respect and love for the almighty. I don’t feel I need to have an issue with someone eating non vegetarian. I don’t feel I need to dominate because I belong to a certain gender. I don’t feel I need to prove my love for the nation by standing for the national anthem. I don’t feel I need to respect people(irrespective of their age) even when they don’t value or respect me. I don’t feel I need to disrespect someone because they don’t follow things the way I do. I don’t feel I need to make money to be successful. I don’t feel I need to be a part of some rat race to prove anyone, anything! I don’t feel I need to feel guilty to cut off toxic people from life just because they’ve supported me financially or emotionally at one point of time.

I don’t find any of this real and I all I want to be is real. I want to live in a world where I can be honest about what I feel. I want to live a world where I am not criticized for not being a part of the rat race. I want to live in a world where people don’t discourage others from doing what brings them true happiness. I want to live in a world where letting people be the way they are, is normal.

Am I asking for too much? Is it really that difficult to let people be? I don’t think so. I believe this is the least we could do.

P. S. This is me ranting at 2 in the night. This is me being me and you don’t need to agree with me. It’s cool!