In our country, there are quite a lot of nonsensical, retrogressive and unethical practices which we are following since ages and the can you guess what’s the one sole reason which never lets us get over these things? The word “Culture” or “Tradition”, which are often misused to the greatest of effects.
We currently live in a country which intends to go up and above in every walk of life, but many “Cultures” or “Traditions” are halting the progress. It might as well seem incredibly difficult to bring about an end to these customs which are of no use to the country, but its definitely not impossible.
We can’t expect to change things overnight, we have to do it brick by brick and results can be expected only in the long run. But for the betterment of the country, its imperative we start teaching the kids of this generation to move in the right direction, a way which has no religious, cultural, racial or gender barriers, a way which highlights the importance of equality and a way which would take us to our desired destination, an “Incredible India”.
Here are few things which every parent should teach their children right from the outset to attain better long term results.
RESPECT GIRLS/BOYS“, “Respect Everyone!”
There ain’t any puzzle in the title given above, its just simple and straight forward. Considering how male chauvinistic our society is, especially in the rural areas, “Respect Girls” is one slogan which took inception to breakdown hypocrisy in the society.
Yes its really important to teach everyone to respect girls, but its all the more important to teach children that everyone are equal and no one should be deprived of respect by virtue of gender.
Everyone in this world is born with no special powers and respect should be given to not those who command, but to those who deserve. Its just one of those things many might feel easier said than done, but I don’t presume its difficult to tell a child that everyone are equal.