ALLEGIANCE TO UTOPIA

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Hey. I really don’t mean to ruin your day but… then again, maybe I do. Because honestly I can’t really afford to stop and worry about what you will think of me. It isn’t the biggest of my problems. I have to ruin your day. Because maybe that’s what it takes for you to put your day in perspective, to understand what a day really is. Because as you prepare for this new day as if it were just an ordinary day, one in a seemingly endless row of days cramped with unprocessed emotional residue from the past, fatal things are happening. The residue causes unconscious behavior further motivated by an unachievable future ideal that has been imprinted in your mind by society, and all the while… humanity is, not so slowly anymore, committing mass suicide. Every minute, heck, every second that we spend either stuck in the past or escaping to the future through our minds, we miss a chance at individual and collective redemption and instead contribute to the growth of dysfunction in ourselves and the world. Each and every one of us is responsible for the restoration of balance within us in order to create that balance in the world around us as well. We need to realize this with the sense of urgency that is required for us to act upon it as quickly as possible. Every moment is a battle between the forces and it is in our hands to even things out and reinstate harmony in the world. It is doable but it necessitates our full conviction and dedication. I pledge allegiance to the utopian reality that is available to us through enlightenment and love in every present moment. Will you too?

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ON FEMINISM ON WOMEN’S DAY

 

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I have never really taken a stand on feminist questions. Many would say I have been a very bad feminist and I must agree. I, as many others, have been ignorant for a long time. I always saw feminism as a radical group of females that hate men but I have learned that I’ve only been able to see a very little part of the truth, either because that is what was easiest or maybe also because my society made sure that I stayed partially blind to what feminism really means. Because the word ‘feminism’ is directly related to the word femininity many tend to disregard the question of feminism as an exclusively women’s issue yet that is a fatal misunderstanding of the concept. From what I have now learned feminism stands not only for the right of women but for all of humanity, both the minorities and the majorities. Feminism draws upon the simple yet crucial idea that we are all equal and deserve equal treatment and equal rights. Some of us live in the illusion that equality amongst all is already a fact; just because it seems like such an established value we think it subsists in most places but that is still not how the world looks today. There is still a great lack of acknowledgement of the suffering of so many, no matter gender, age, race and so forth, and if it is not of our direct concern it should moreover be. If we paid a little more attention to the world around us we would see that it is not as just as some of us grow up to believe it is. We would also notice that actions that our society makes us believe does good might not always be sufficient to really do something about the ever so present inequalities of today. Women (and of course many other) of the world have suffered from ignorance for very long and it is time that this ignorance is destroyed once and for all. According to Hindu belief; there is no pure evil but only ignorance and therefore it is our responsibility to wake up from this ignorance and educate our self to create the equal world that we speak so highly of but see so little of.  I think there is much to be learnt and much more to be done…