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Respect should not be based on the status of a person.

The Logical Indian

October 23rd, 2014

SHARES

Yesterday during the usual rush hrs I was travelling back to home from rajiv chowk metro station (the MAN in picture below was standing next to me taking support of the pole).

As most of you who commute by Metro must be aware that getting space to even stand properly during peak hrs is a distant dream.I suddenly noticed that there were three men who had problems only with this MAN but no one else in the compartment. Though it was a small incident but I was thinking how many people go through this everyday.

Metro stopped at the next station the MAN was still clinging to the pole at his place and one person entered and shouted
“ABE SIDE HOJA HERO BANKE KHADA HA” ….
This MAN was still quite and moved a bit to the other side but I could see the changing expresions on his face.The ordeal continued on the next metro station and yet again a middle aged person
“PUSHED THE MAN BADLY AS HE DEBOARDED THE TRAIN”

I could see that it was intentional, i mean one can feel it and while getting out he looked at the MAN in a strange manner as if it was fault of this MAN but hats off to this MAN who still kept his eyes down.It had been long time I was observing now.On the same station one more well dressed ,educated youth entered the compartment and murmured to which i guess we both listened
“PATA NAI KAHA SE AAJATE HAI AISE LOG” and said “SIDE HO”

I felt this Man (who had spent his entire day slogging to earn his daily bread) was about to cry and my patience gave way now, I could not tolerate it any further and gave him some place where i was standing ,kept my hand on his shoulder and i said
“BHAI TU YAHA AAJA”
and I replied to the well dressed educated youth in a very sarcastic manner
“YOU LOOK EDUCATED”…..the youth looked down and said SORRY

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Sorry doesn’t make anything perfect but yes a sensitive behavior and manners do. People should be courteous and ask for a place ,how can sumone be rude like this to anyone??????.
What I personnaly feel this happens majorly because since the time we are born we are taught to respect old people, females, family, teachers and not everyone I just want to ask
ONE QUESTION WHY NOT RESPECT EACH AND EVERYONE ??
i have never seen anyone saying respect the people who are below poverty line we are always taught to help them ethically or a bit financially but no one tells their son to touch their feet’s too!!!!!!! if they are old age because old age with poverty is not a good enough reason to respect someone.
such a HYPOCRISY
I want to ask one question here ,isn’t a person whos below poverty line even judged as human being in this country???. I would have clicked the pictures of all these rude people and posted but things would have not changed like this, as most of the us are like this. We demand change,we go for candle marches but when it comes to CHANGE a few simple things , we lack in our attitude,
WE ,WE LACK SENSITIVITY we are no less then everone who ill treated this MAN and many would have not even said sorry .
“PROBLEM HERE IS MANY OF US JUDGE OTHERS BY THEIR CLOTHES AND THEN WE DECIDE HOW TO BEHAVE WITH THEM.” we don’t know with how many we would have behaved like this but when one day we will be at other side of the fence,we will realise how it feels inside when each and every time people behave like this.
RESPECT AND SPREAD SMILES IT COST NOTHING

-Rahul Saharan

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