“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth makes the whole world go blind”- Mahatma Gandhi
This profound and public eye catchy quote sermonize regarding Gandhi’s rejection to violence.He invariably followed the non violent and peaceful ways of protest.
Even the leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also followed the similar strategy and appropriate way to achieve life goals. He struggled for the civil rights and equality in USA.
Their courageous, brave, intrepid way of handling things lead them to be known as Proponents of strength and Potency of the masses. They always followed harmonious and amicable techniques that bring about a social change in the society.
But today if we speak of this quote, does it actually symbolize the same definition as it was portrayed by the two legendary personalities?? Does it bring the same social change in the 21st century too?
Whenever i flip the newspaper in the morning, curiously waiting for some good news( improvements or some good omen for the country) on its way, I just end up reading news relating to revenge killings, arrests, murders, homicides, serial killers…….
From the prehistoric days, the world has been a true evidence of wielding the obnoxious backswords and weapons. The great World Wars have depicted the dispute among masses all way resulting into their hurt egos and bloodshed at every corner of the world.
People don’t see things as they are,they just see as they want them to be. “Our preconceptions dramatically alter the way we perceive the world.”
Following the path of revenge (Pratishodh), will lead to invetiably glint everlasting chronicle of counterstroke. If everything is ended up with a battle, then one day this world would definately be called “a place of blood thirsty people”. Non violence, peace, tolerance, forgiveness will all be the words that could only exist in the books and dictionaries.Hurting a person in the same way, typically following Tit for Tat strategy, would ultimately result into never ending REVENGE (Pratishodh)……..
As for today, let this saying have a deep impact on our minds and pledge to fight with our egoism and increasing social conflicts but with Harmony, Non violence, Peace, Integrity……………..as long as mankind exist.