Sunday, February 3, 2013

Being Human Is Not Enough

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You have to be an Indian, an American, a Pakistani, a German.
You have to be a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Jain, a Sikh, a Buddhist.
You have to be a Bengali, a Punjabi, a Marathi, a Bihari, a Kashmiri, a Malyali.
You have to be a brahmin, a jat , a shia, a sunni
You have to be general caste or scheduled caste.
You have to be upper class, middle class, lower class.
You have to know Hindi, English, Tamil, Singhalese, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi.
You have to be married, single or committed.
It is not enough to be human. It is not enough to be you. Because that may offend the beliefs of anyone who is more than human.
If you are just human, you are less. If you are only you and not defined by your nationality, your faith, your caste, your language, your status – you are incomplete. Or worse, a cipher.
To be someone, you have to be more than human.