Truth: Our conflicting reality
Truth is a double edged sword. Its revelation releases you from the anxiety of uncertainty, but imprisons you in the agony of not knowing the whole reality.
Some recognize the truth of their humanity and play the part of creating and preserving others’ rights as humans. While others forsake their true selves and are lost to the cause of destroying the concept of humanity for all. It is to commemorate the dignity of those sufferers and survivors who have endured such people and their violent natures, and to create an opportunity for the entire world to acknowledge the fact that the right to truth is universal and merits recognition not suppression, UN has declared 24th of March as the International Day for the right to truth; concerning the gross violation of human rights and the dignity of its victims.
Let us take this opportunity to explore a truth we all share, but to which most of us willfully remain heedless, for its consistent pursuit requires us to contend against the influences of powerful entities across the globe as well as within our own societies, abandon the norms of popular culture, and to break free from our self-centered understanding of life. It is a truth which is slowly but surely choking out the dignity of humanity into nothingness.
Violence and other indignities, as gruesome as we perceive them to be are emerging as one of the prevalent trends of contemporary literature. We live in an era of violence when they are told about the real-life unfortunate deaths, they only belittle the seriousness of an ended life, and make unfeeling comments about the stupidity of those who commit suicides, or about how likely a murderer is to escape punishment, as if such incidents are a part of the virtual reality of their televisions and gaming worlds.
And the most violent act against humanity above all others is of not raising your voice against such atrocities. Sadly, most of us are guilty of this violation since we have begun to consider them as a part of our common lives. The truth of our misery lies within people like ourselves. Who prefer to remain idle and do nothing no matter how intense a blazing inferno of pain and suffering rages all around us. As long as we are not being burnt by its consuming heat, we are content by drugging our conscience to a forgetful slumber with placating lies that we do not have the power of changing the world. At the very least we can teach our children to revere the sanctity of life and to respect its vitality in all respects, and abandoning our self-indulgent ways, we can teach ourselves to feel the anguish of others and to passionately speak against all kinds of atrocities committed against humanity.