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?
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.