Over the last three decades, many people who are close to me have attempted to teach me what maturity is…Sometimes it gets too much. Let me tell you the big difference between being an adult and being a kid.When a kid is too young, it doesn’t follow what you say as a parent but follows what you do as a parent. In other words, an immature kid is only interested in imitating others… Only when it grows up, it starts to think on its own.
But still, we actually end up being immature to some extent, because even as an adult we still only try to follow the herd and live just like everyone else… True maturity is when you stop following the herd.
True maturity is to stop being a buffalo and becoming a lion.
But there is another beauty in being a child. The beauty lies in its innocence, self-honesty, interest in giving and receiving love, lack of self-conflict, not being afraid of being yourself, thinking outside of the social conventions, lack of fear and shyness and not worrying about other people’s opinions. If that is what you call as immaturity, then there is nothing wrong in being immature.🤾♀️🤹
Labels Are Not The Truth!
Labels are not the truth! A word has a meaning only because we give meaning to it. So whether immaturity is good or bad depends on what you mean by that damn word. In fact, this also applies to words like ‘good’ and ‘bad’…😎
If somebody gave me 3000 crores and tells me that the only choice I have is to build a statue, or else he will kill the whole humanity, then I will build a big statue of Buddha holding a board which has Kalamutta sutta written on it, with the following note:
“Let this be the last statue that we build for the sake of pride or political advantage when one part of the population is dying because of hunger. This statue is nothing but an example of the stupidity of humanity. “ 😂
Here is the Kalamutta sutta by the way:
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations. …
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But when, after observation and analysis, you find anything that agrees with reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
– Buddha, Kalama Sutta
A Request to The Readers:
By the way, many parts in India is getting swept away by floods. There was a huge flood in Kerala and then there has been a destructive flood called Gaja in Tamil Nadu, which resulted in the loss of wealth and peace of millions of people. In India, the political situation is very bad; many politicians from almost all parties seem to exhibit dishonesty quite transparently in public and the common public really does not seem to understand what is happening. I don’t understand how we can justify building 3-4 statues with thousands and thousand crores of money when people are dying in hunger today as we speak. After Patel statue, the plans for building many statues have been proposed. I also suspect that what is happening in India today will be a historical example of social hypocrisy in the upcoming generations. Human rights and freedom of speech are getting violated a lot. People who speak for common men and activists are getting jailed and being called as ‘anti-nationalists’.
Since this blog is read by readers from various parts of the world, I request you, readers, to contribute something in some way to the recovery of people who are affected by Gaja floods. Only common people are getting into the fields and doing the work. Some politicians are helping but not all. And, I can’t stand seeing my people crying without food and basic facilities! Please contact some authority or some friend and try to help those people in some way..
Piyush Manush is a very sincere Activist in Salem, Tamil Nadu. He is currently doing hard work in helping people. Here is his profile: https://www.facebook.com/piyush.manush .
If you check his posts, you will know how hard he is working for the society. But you won’t believe that he got jailed a few times; there are people who troll him and personally attack his family. Please understand, this is the time we can show that we are humans! So, I am here begging the international readers to pay attention to the issues in India and help in whatever way you can. You can contact Piyush Manush and he is always available to provide assistance to people who are willing to help wholeheartedly.
Thank you all!