We want more
And what we forget in pursuit
DR. MUSHTAQ CHALKOO
Jab shahar Na tha is bistee main, tab ghar kisne banwaya tha
Jab pathon kay is zaiwer say, main ne jisim chupaya tha
Tab pather, pather ghar tha mera
Koi apna Na paraya tha
Aur aaj- aur aaj tere naam pe ay jungle, main ne apna naam lekhwaya hai
Lash Teri se aai jungle main ne shahar sajaya hai!!!!!
Everything began well. I have come a long way ahead. When I look at my beginning, I was living in a jungle in the lap of Mother Nature. Everything was pure. I had enough space, water, air and silence. There was peace all around me. Who dragged me down to the town of so called modernization? Was it God’s design, or is it my own creation?
I was one among them, a group of animals living together. I was little more intelligent than them. Possibly it is because of my own intelligence that I am in a present state of crisis. I am ill. I am unhappy. I am at war with myself. I look alien in my own self-designed environ. I am surrounded by dumb ivory towers, artificial gadgets, machines, industries, polluted water, adulterated food and foul air. I am afraid. I am being chased by diseases and disorders. I have fallen prey to diseases like infections, cancers and mental ailments. Save me. I am not well. I pretend to look happy but I am hollow inside. I might look awesome wearing a dazzling suit and tie, but I am suffering inside. Who will help me out? I have turned into a monster. I am in a mad race to reach the top.
Where am I heading towards? I don’t know, but I know that it is going to be bad for me. They call me a developed man. They call me the crown of the creation. Am I, really? Am I a man of conscience? I am not ready to help myself. Who will help me out? I think laws need to be enacted to punish me for my wrong doings. This universe is a gift to me from nature; let me not fiddle more with it. If I cannot contribute, let me not loot it. I can only cut a tree if I plant a tree. It is high time for me to change –change to a better citizen, a better human being. Now I have set my eyes on mars. Before I venture into the other planet, I need to set my earth in order. I am for this change and I am sure you too are. Revert me to my beginning, for I want to live a healthy and peaceful life.
(Dr. Mushtaq Chalkoo is consultant laparo-endoscopic surgeon at GMC, Srinagar. Feedback at Mushtaq_chalkoo@rediffmail.com)
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