The world you’ve come in to may very well be far different from what you will grow into. There have been significant events happening around your first month in this world and I wanted to touch upon a few.
Horror that hopefully your generation will not witness still happens in today’s world. North Korea held a public execution of 80 people for minor offenses as senseless as watching videos that were banned in the country. In the recent years there has been a movement in several countries still under dictatorial regimes that have revolted and usurped such tyrannical rulers. Though it’s far from over for these countries I’m hopeful these stories will be a thing of the past.
Obama the first black president of United States is unfortunately taking a lot of flak for ‘Obamacare’ the new health plan. It is amazing how far we’ve come that today he is just another president under fire, not for his race. I’m hoping you see women in positions of such power and hopefully a better political system.
A campaign called ‘Dark is beautiful’ is gaining traction and hopes to educate and crush the color bias that being lighter skinned is better. It is sad and very true that India functions with this premise even in this day. My peers and I have lived through this bias which is so deep seated and ingrained in the Indian psyche. Fortunately my duskiness had never impacted me terribly until I had you kids. I most certainly will not stand you discriminated against because you are not as light skinned as the Indian standards today perceive as beautiful.
How these changes will impact the course of life for your generation only time will tell but I’m hoping you girls can look back at these as nothing more than stories of the yore.
All we can do in the meanwhile is try our best to leave the world a better place than we came into.
I don’t mean to convey we live in depressing times. Though It’s far from equal a lot of us have been blessed with amazing abundant lives full of freedom, enjoyment and ability to pursue our dreams. We’ve enjoyed all good things life has to offer.
Speaking of which, they say God retired yesterday and I’m sorry you never got to see him in action. In India my little ones and also in parts of the world over God is a man who swings a bat against a ball and has enthralled a billion hearts over the past 24 years as he ruled the game of cricket. Players the world over are in awe of him and for my generation who watched this legend grow from a 16 year old powerhouse into the king of the game and the nation, he symbolized everything from pride, hope, joy and economic progress India was undergoing. He revolutionized the game. He makes India stand together without division tall and proud. They called this God Sachin Tendulkar.
And so we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot of change yet to come as with any era but here’s hoping my loves, that, that utopia becomes your reality and is for you’ll to enjoy!