What if the world is 100% forgiving and what if its 100% revengeful – was the topic I had to speak, for my toastmasters’ session today. Both options on the extremism and for obviously choose the idealistic approach – a world that is 100% forgiving. As this happens to be an impromptu speech, I had to think on my feet and these are the exact thoughts that crossed my mind.
Are all of us 100% forgiving? Atleast those of us who claim to forget and forgive easily?! I quite don’t accept to it. A teeny tiny part of our heart remembers every hurtful word said to us or those people responsible for our worries/sorrows. It all definitely depends on how easy is to let go and not to dwell on it. Some of us let go of it easily and others not. But isnt this why we as a world are failing? Everyone is intolerant against something or the other. Every word has to be uttered carefully and every action, with caution for you might offend someone. It seems not so harmful for one person to carry a little vengeance in his/her heart but when this becomes a phenomenon in the name of religion, region, people, color, food and the very basic necessities – manmade calamities happen and innocent lives are lost.
Although a world that is 100% forgiving is too idealistic and not even a remote possibility, I can’t help wondering how great that would be. A world where there is no hatred. A world where everyone and everything is loved, respected and cherished. A world where life is celebrated and not innocent lives taken away for no mistake of their own. A world where everything is fair. Wouldn’t it make earth a beautiful place?! Love should have no boundaries. It’s not like we all are here permanently, so what exactly are we trying to achieve by being revengeful? In a world filled with 100% revenge, I am sure we would not even survive a day but sadly, that’s where we all seem to be headed.
Also, as easy as it sounds it somehow feels too difficult to forget and forgive our loved ones right? Is ego bigger than love? As I keep thinking more, there are more questions in my head than I can find answers. Why is it so hard to just forget and forgive?