An open letter to Society.

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Dear Society,
I know you’re going to get offended by my letter to you but you need to realize everything that’s wrong with you. We’re in the 21st century but you’re just going backward instead of moving forward. How difficult is it for you to understand that people are happy in being who they are and what they do? They don’t need to live by following the norms and rules created by you.

I’ve got a few questions to ask. When did it become okay to criticize people? When did it become okay to bully them for who they are? Why do you need to differentiate between men and women? Why have you set a standard for everything? Don’t you know that your rules and criticisms lead so many people to their death beds? Don’t you know that some of your norms are to be followed forcefully by a majority of people because they are a part of you?

You refuse to accept love. You refuse to accept inter-caste love, inter-religious love, or the love of two people of the same gender. And the only reason you give for all this is that it’s against your religious and cultural beliefs. You kill people in the name of religion, sometimes physically and sometimes mentally. You’ve set standards and timelines for everything. You want a woman to get settled and married before the age of 25. You want a woman to have kids before the age of 35. Why do you need to fix an age limit for everything? Why do you give your mind so much stress by worrying about all this? It’s none of your business. You don’t uphold an authority in anyone’s life so who are you to take decisions of others lives?

Image is taken from Google images.

Society, you’re bias and a hypocrite. We’re a part of a society where men and women are never treated equally. We’re always told that men are superior to women. Women are always told to sit properly, wear decent clothes, get home before it’s dark and the list is never-ending. You make women conscious of who they are. Why do you make women fear you? Why don’t women feel safe, free, and comfortable being a part of you? Why is there so much discrimination? You’ve got to stop now. You need to change your mentality, norms, rules, and beliefs.

Society, you’ve to stop fragmenting and differentiating based on caste, religion, race, gender and colour. You should start accepting people for who they are. You need to unite instead of dividing for a better future. The world is changing, the people are changing and you need to change too. You need to stop choking the throat of humanity by making people abide to your norms and rules. It’s never too late to change and you need to change for the coming generations.


A girl who’s happy being herself.

Published by Shivani Gupta

Feeling. Writing. Healing.🌸❤

84 thoughts on “An open letter to Society.

  1. Well start Shivani !
    Yeah, world is changing now, and we should also changed ourselves within this changing world.
    Keep writing !🌸

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  2. Society shapes the individual. No matter how much is done at the family level, if it isn’t echoed at the community level, bad eggs will forever exist.

    Unfortunately in a world where you have the good, bad and the ugly.

    The ugly seem to be in charge.

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      1. Society is an outgrowth of our economic model. Very little of substance will change socially if we do not make significant changes to our model of economics. You are headed in the right direction, keep going.

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  3. Well written. If the universe had wanted everything to be the same, we would all look exactly alike. Society should not dictate the norms, other than polite, non criminal behaviour, we should. Stay well.

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  4. Reblogged this on craig's thoughts and commented:
    Just be yourself
    Everybody else is already taken
    then you’ll have no competition!
    Hi Shivani
    Thanks for all the follow …and/or ‘like(s)’

    I just realised my days are determined and lead down paths from the feedback by my readers and followers around the world, like you. So thanks for the input.

    All your comments and feedback encourage (greatly), uplift and even inspire me to follow “this road less travelled”.

    I love my days “interacting” with you good people

    “the world’s fourth worst writer” (+ “worst selling writer/author”)



    * and definitely NOT a police constable)


    “Driven to uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

    …”of chaos” (in the “real world”, so say some)

    Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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  5. We make the society…we got to change it…its a long way to go… everyone got to do their bit… education is the only way forward…if each one us can change the mindset of one person..we would have achieved the aim..

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  6. I agree with you that life is often unfair and some societal rules are meant to oppress. But, some rules are bigger than any society. For example: It is not OK to kill someone without cause. It is not OK to lure away someone else’s spouse.

    We all know these things because God has put the best rules in our hearts. We may choose to ignore them — to our own peril and everyone else’s — but we know them.

    Blessings, Shivani.

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  7. Bonjour ce matin, Que le soleil soit rayonnant ou qu’il pleuve

    Le jour nous invite à sourire à s’émerveiller
    Prenons le temps respirer

    Prenons aussi du temps pour nous
    Arrêtons -nous quelques instants pour mieux repartir

    Je vous offre ces quelques mots de douceur avec gratitude
    De bonne humeur en éclats d’énergie , telles des pépites de vie

    Que leurs bienfaits rejaillissent sur vous
    Belle journée à tous et à votre famille

    Prenez soin de vous Bisous

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  8. Amazing words! I’m saddened by the world we are leaving you and younger generations. But, it hasn’t changed since biblical times. Humankind isn’t kind. I do see change evolving but it is so slow. We won’t get there in what’s left of my lifetime. Maybe yours. And, thank you for visiting and following my blog!

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  9. A wonderful true well thought out post! I especially agree with the criticism of how society treats men and women different. Finally, thanks for following my blog! 🙂

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  10. Hello shivani,I would like to congratulate you for such a nice write up.You have highlighted the issues for racism, casteism,gender discrimination in sarcastic manner via this post.Keep writing and keep enlighting the society.Thanks for following me 💐💐💐.

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  11. That’s nice that you want to be your own person but speaking from experience, it’s a very dangerous & unpredictable world out there. You do have to be careful & sober when out in the cold cruel world because many are not has harmless as they first appear. Good post though.

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  12. Shivani, amazing and heartfelt words. I have rarely seen such sentiments put so well. Yes, Society does need to change, and it will – I sincerely believe that. We need those such as yourself to remind us and others to keep an open mind (and to be happy with themselves too).

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  13. I’m glad you followed me (thank you) because it allowed me to follow you back and read your amazing posts. It is a shame that we live in a world that you describe. The more steps we take backward, the more difficult it is to fight our way back. Well said, Shivani!

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  14. Love it! Sometimes I don’t know who to blame. Should we all be like The Stranger in Albert Camus’s novel. Should we blame society for expressing its thoughts? Or should we blame ourselves for caring what society has to say? Who is giving the power to whom? But then again: there are the thoughts and there are the actions that follow those thoughts. That’s when the real evil comes in…

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  15. Our world is going backwards. We are also contributing for this. We dont prefer partner for different caste, religion or from same gender eventhough we if interested to do……

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