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It becomes hypocrisy when we follow everything else that we are not supposed to and yet claim to have stronger beliefs and opinions on small matters

Post by on Saturday, January 8, 2022

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As the needle went past 12.00 o’clock, crackers were exploded and social networking sites were filled with glitz and greetings. However, many young and opinionated gentlemen in the valley refrained from sharing anything, not even comments. A casual enquiry, as why this attitude, and prompt comes the response. ‘I do not believe in New Year (Western or Christian Calendar).’       

As we make our plans in everyday life, be it for small events or lifelong plans, when is the time we do not use the Western Calendar. We celebrate days of birth, we do not work on Sundays, we fix marriages, examination dates, travel dates, pay check dates, insurance dates... when do we not follow the Western Calendar, except the brief period of the holy month of Ramdan? There is a good number of people who do not even know or cannot recall the months of Islamic calendar.

There are two things that need to be considered, before you fill your mind with confusing ideas. First, what should we celebrate for? We should celebrate for the bounties that almighty have provided us with. We have a lot of days for complaints and grievances. There is no set time to please the God, and by expressing thanks on any day, it only benefits us.

Second, when we celebrate, what is the purpose? Are we celebrating to commemorate a historic event, someone’s birth, independence or anything, or we are just celebrating because we get a moment that can well be differentiated on our timeline. Celebrations on New Year eve or day, does not necessarily mean we have lesser faith.

It becomes hypocrisy when we follow everything else that we are not supposed to and yet claim to have stronger beliefs and opinions on small matters. Any attempt that reinforces and brings positivism in life goes a long way in help the entire community. We do not want our society or community to represent people who are hopeless and spend their lives whining.

As long as we continue to go with the established state of order, there is no point to argue or defend the half-beliefs.   

 

(The Author is a Freelancer and Content writer. Email: immiha320@gmail.com)  

 

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