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The days of change are remembered.
There was a time when buying an apple in my country was 1TT$ and that was expensive, so we opted to eat mangoes which were free. No neighbour would consider selling a mango and we gladly ‘stoned’ the tree for the fruits to fall, the more agile opting to climb and sit on a branch eating while the others looked on in envy sometimes. Enjoying the fruits meant sharing and giving any owner the right to say, ‘yes go ahead and pick what you want but leave a couple on the steps for me please.’ ‘Thank you’ was that natural response, manners were cultural and a part of our free expression.
Today, an apple is 10TT$ and some mangoes are the same price. It’s not available for free and no one would consider asking for a couple mangoes because the fences and dogs, security cameras and guards are there to keep you out and away from homeowners. Everyone is afraid to speak and saying ‘yes’ may be because of intimidation, while praying a gun does not come out. If you agreed to someone entering your garden/ yard don’t expect ‘thank you’ or ‘please’, it is no longer culturally acceptable — rather the new universal language may be imposed if you expected a response to your acquiesce.
People are different with each generation identifying with a new way of making their presence known. Today, there are words and things which were taboo and they are ok now. In fact, people fight for their right of choices and it is their right, but what about the rights of those who do not wish to comply with the changes?
Everyone has rights and for many, suppressed rights are a game changer. No longer will it be acceptable to discriminate based on religion, political position, status, gender or race. We have entered a very vocal century. It is a communicating world with social media forming a major part of everyday life. There is transparency and there is cover up in transparency. The way we see issues are no longer one dimensional, and the way we impose or beliefs on others, cross the barriers of free speech and freedom to believe.
The world needs regulation and rules, laws to guide for justice to prevail, but who will guard us from those policy makers, sometimes ‘rule haters’ themselves. There are strong and weak, rich and poor, privilaged and without-privilage, all people occuping the same space.
We may always be as a human race enslaved by our greed and desire to do what we want, how we want and to whom we want. We may be advanced technologically, but we are, as a world society, trapped by the chaos of civilized perspectives lacking basic courtesies and kindness sometimes.
This too will pass and evolution will continue. The right be a product of existence will diminish for us all and a new generation will challenge economic and social changes differently. This is the nature of change.
Language is simply a symbol of who we are most comfortable being, and in most cases the only way we can liberate ourselves.
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Let’s keep it real!
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