I feel ashamed to live in this world today.
A world where we fight hate with hate.
We pray for one but not the other.
A world where we discriminate based on race and religion.
A world that see’s the pain of one but not the other.
I don’t want to live in this world.
A world where you’re defined by your nationality.
Where you are employed by your connections.
Regardless of having the same anatomy, we are different.
We live in a world where we will offer condolences on social media, but hesitate to donate a few dollars.
I don’t want to live in this World.
Mahatma Gandhi once said “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”
Sadly, the world is blind.
Blinded by hate.
I grew up hearing stories from the India/Pakistan partition, the 1984 Sikh Riots, the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima., and the Civil Right’s movement.
I lived through a country in grieving after 9/11.
And today, I grieve for all my brothers and sisters that lost their lives to that same Hate.
Have we not learned from our past that Hate gives us nothing.
What is this Hate?
Revenge? Or is it to prove strength?
All I see is weakness.
I see the weakness of these terrorists showing off their so called strength by killing innocent beings.
I see the weakness of the nations who respond back with the same tactics.
What’s the difference between them now?
It’s easy to pull the trigger, but it’s difficult to give a small embrace.
Why do we live in such a world?
Why do I live in such a world?
What’s wrong with Love? Aren’t we all the same?
Are we not all the same species? Are we not all humans?
Religion was not made to separate us, it was made to help us find purpose.
Our race does not define us.
What does define us is how we live.
Sadly, Hate has defined how we live.
If we continue to pass on the hate, our future generations will never know how to love.
If we live with fear, our fellow humans will continue to pass.
It’s time we join our hands and show the World Love prevails all Hate.
Love is powerful than these grenades and bullets.
Love is what keeps us together.
We don’t need another tragedy to unite us.
We need to stay united in order to prevent another tragedy.
We are all to blame for these tragedies’
Because we let the hate spread while we quietly watched.
Now it’s time to learn from our past.
If individual’s like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Malala can succeed
We can too.
We are humans just like them,
But we forgot how to Love, while they used the Power of Love.
It’s time to stop pointing our fingers and actually lend a helping hand.
I am tired of being ashamed.
It’s time we make each other proud.
It’s time to show those we have lost, that we hear their cries.
It’s time to Unite as a World.
It’s time to be proud to call this Earth is our home.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
In Loving Memory of all that have lost their lives to hatred.