Who’s a nuisance?
One, at times, wonders about the mystery crafted by Almighty in His creation. There is so much beautiful around in nature that fascinates the mind. The universe is a magical making, full of things unimaginable. The world is a stimulating place of thinking and deliberation. All things around generate an attention and reflection. What made Almighty to create all this? The query deepens as the world is unraveled unto you everyday.
Surprises after surprises. Both pleasant and otherwise. The world unfolds the secrets of creation. And this becomes all the more interesting when one notices the strange uniqueness of human beings—the supreme of creation.
It is very difficult to pass a final judgment about any person since human nature continues to be an embodied paradox. Traits and temperaments, many a times, compliment our actual selves. Of course, we can’t define ‘good’ unless we know ‘bad’ and that is why certain creatures amongst the most bestowed being make us realize and understand what actually the purpose of their existence is. It is by virtue of making use of the freewill given to them that differentiates different human beings. For we believe that Almighty has not fashioned anything without purpose.
This prompts us to think about those who breathe just to make others breathless, who talk just to make others speechless and who think just to make others thoughtless. They lead everything into a blizzard of pointlessness. This category of human species is not so rare. You can locate them almost at all places. Their role in family units, at workplaces and in society is quite conspicuous. They have a tremendous value: the nuisance value.
Who’s a nuisance? Commonly, the one who is obnoxiously annoying. Literary, the one who indulges in ‘an unreasonable interference that is harmful to others’. They say that a human being must have occupation, if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world. However, surprisingly, people in occupation are more prone to be a nuisance. In fact, they do have the occupation, but happen to be ‘occupation-less’ in their occupation. They do every nonsense but for what they have been engaged for. They interfere in affairs beyond their jurisdiction. They dabble in domains alien to them. They object to things unfavorable to their interests. They are proficient in derailing any normal course of action. They are the skilled fuss makers who disturb and destabilize the whole system. Mediocre to the core and worn to shreds by insecurities, they survive merely by keeping others engaged in trivialities, clashes and battles. This is the way they carry the day. And the damage they cause during this drill is simply irreparable.
Essentially, they have a complex urge. Urge for gaining attention as they fail to deliver in a way that would have invited a spontaneous and constructive attention. In the process, they pay the price. Despite bragging about anything from genealogy to gentry, they faithfully lose their self-respect. Their opinion about themselves. And this marks the endless beginning of their degeneration. That’s why they don’t command but demand respect, and in order to seek attention they project themselves as “different” by doing things not differently but viciously.
Another colour of their personality is very demeaning and notorious. They go on gossiping and bluffing endlessly. They use this tactic as a philosopher’s stone to defame others. They concoct stories and confuse others. They do smear campaigning and brush people as per their own advantage. They are shameless, senseless, faceless. They miserably defeat the purpose of their existence and end up as ‘humanless’.
John Stuart Mill said, ‘The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people’. The people who become a nuisance don’t actually know the meaning of liberty. Limits of liberty is a far remote subject for them to ponder upon. That’s why they take liberty with all the things, all the people. All the time. They violate the boundaries, trample upon everything and crush the systems. And yet, nobody has guts enough to give them a dressing-down.
(The columnist teaches at Media Education Research Centre, MERC, University of Kashmir)
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