( This post is purely based on my opinions and not targeted towards anyone. Feel free to share your opinions and I would highly appreciate that )
As we all know that the night of 22nd May 2011 turned out to be one of the dreadful nights of all times in the history of Pakistan when one of our major bases , PNS Mehran Karachi, was invaded by few terrorists and after 16 hours long operation, it was declared clear in terms of security and mobilization within the premises. I got this news via a friend when I was about to sleep and the very next moment I had my Ipod with me along with remote control that i was using to flip channels and get the latest updates. Side by side I was updating on twitter on what has been happening all around. I was equally shattered, depressed, worried, anxious and annoyed like anybody else in the country since it was the matter of my land, my city and my countrymen’s safety. Apparently the next day at office, I got to know via a twitter follower that I have been featured in DAWN.COM for giving last night’s live updates, which was truly a surprise for me! Indeed the incident was sad, heartfelt but I was happy for the fact that I did something to at least keep people informed, rather than just mourning the deaths and sitting idle, doing nothing. I felt proud of my self, happy, contented and YES I celebrated this achievement with my buddies too. Why? Because I wanted to make myself feel better, Because I wanted to tell everyone that even your small deeds and contributions towards society can take you from rags to riches. Even your small acts of kindness and care can help people in healing their worst wounds. You have all the rights to celebrate your success no matter what it is! It all depends upon your intentions that make you feel either guilty or happy.
This was just one part of the story that I just shared. While roaming around on facebook, I saw this unhealthy and I would say unproductive debate between military families and civilians. Blaming each other, going all anti-forces, discouraging people around for what their opinion is and i don’t know what else! Tell you the truth, I do have my strong opinion but I would share it if and only if I have strong evidences to prove my point, also I would be whole heartedly accepting the opinions given by my peers and if they are acceptable as per my understanding, YES I am going to acknowledge them and appreciate them.
We as a nation, need to learn this. We are ONE. Oneness means that despite all the diversity, all the negativity, all the corruption that is killing our roots, we are Pakistanis. We hold different opinions about so many things happening around us. We support some sectors and we oppose the rest. It is absolutely OKAY to have your say in a democratic country that allows you freedom of speech. But You have to be patient, you have to be a listener, you have to be neutral and not OUTRAGEOUS when it comes to presenting your opinion my friend. I don’t ask you to tolerate the ills of society but I ask you to be tolerant enough, so you don’t become one of those ills when people start avoiding you even when you are right.
And as a friend says, “There is a public opinion and there is a personal opinion”. And Opinion is a variable statement that can be turned into a fact, yet its not a fact by itself. :)
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