It has been a really, really busy and sleepless week. But these are a few questions that ran through my mind during that little bit of free time that I had. Personally, I am behind the existing scheme of things in a few cases, but there is no harm in raising questions. So….
- When liquor and cigarettes are deemed safe enough for consumption, why are drugs banned?
- When the state has the right to take a person’s life (death sentence), why doesn’t a person have the right to take his own life?
- If politicians and government officials are public servants, why do they behave like our masters?
- If desire is the root of all evil, isn’t the feeling to have no desire a desire in itself? (A nice question asked by one of my English teachers back in school )
- If it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of color, creed or sex, why aren’t fairness creams (the advertisements of which openly tout that being fairer is better) banned?
- If the world is a global village, who is the village headman?
- If it is wrong to judge people by their looks, what is the point of wearing good dresses?
- If marriages are made in heaven, why do couples go through hell after marriage?
- If India is a secular country, why is a “Religion” column there in almost every form that you fill up to join a school or a college?
- If actions speak louder than words, why do we have most of our exams in written format?
- If “love comforteth like sunshine after the rain” (Lord Alfred Tennyson), “why does it always rain on me” (Travis) ? 😉
Thoughtful answers are welcomed. 😛