One among the sad truths that the world has to witness today is the ever diminishing innocence of young children. I’m not getting into the “good old days were much better” debate here but I just want to talk about the way things are today.
Where most of the children back in those days had a choice of not getting exposed to media and all the crap that it imparts, these days we can almost without fear of contradiction say that they don’t have a choice like that. One way or the other, media is going to reach their innocent little brains at a really young age. And if not TV, then mobile phones for sure.
As such, the innocence of the young ones are getting masked at a really young age. Mind you, I’m saying masked. Not that it is lost. Masked in the sense that what they hear and talk and think are all adult thoughts and talks. Media is bringing to them more than what they should know at their ages and as such, they truly really believe that what they know is the truth. Young minds are like that. Unless they are given specific instructions and teachings about what all things are wrong in the beginning itself, they are not going to be able to resist. Can a sponge resist absorbing any kind of liquid thrown on it?
Once you are old, you are your own responsibility and you can go tiger hunting in the wild amazon for all I care. But young ones, they are our responsibility. Each and every word that we talk to them gets absorbed by them and it stays there. So unless we are really careful about the example we set for our little ones, we are going to have one heck of a ruined generation. And that will be all our fault.
You might be wondering what compelled me to write this post. Well, last Friday while I was returning from mosque with one of my friends, we cross a Government L. P. School on our way. While walking by its side, we heard all the children sitting and singing something together. We both were like all back to childhood and stuff. Out of curiosity, we went near one of the classroom windows and the sad truth struck us. We heard…
“Why this kolavery, kolavery, kolavery di….”