This is one more my frank topic
Other-Religion-Region-Race-gender phobias (OR3G)- Dangerous to have!!!
This passage is for the people who like a situation based on either region or on religion. One of my cousin Sunder, he asked me a question
"if u become a teacher and u can get a muslim student like Abdul Kalam and a christian student like Newton, in that situation what would u do ? will u reject??"
That was a great awakening question . Do not mistake me as an hindu extreamist i am just a foundamentalist who follow basic tradition .
There are incidences which made me to write this
Why i am too biased !!!
I studied in proper Brahmin school. I was surrounded by almost brahmins and brahmin-like people which means even they were not brahmins they use to
tell slokas ... So i thought the entire world is full of Brahminism :). Whereever i went i saw only people who had brahmin shades.Ofcourse My home
is very orthodox only Brahmin can enter into kitchen etc... I was in the misconception that i was very fortunate that i belonged to a great community and
i slowly realize that people start identifying
me based on my symbols in my fore head rather than ME.I thought it was good.Then in my college . I chose Meenakshi Sundararajan Engg. College where many people were brahmins.
I was very comfortable and start liking the college. So Rather than a community,Brahminism has become my principle !! Then i joined in Hexaware again some of my friends are brahmins and i started moving comfortably.
In IIIT B also the same problem , i have good relationship with spritual people + brahmins.
One more i wanted to add in this,My friend in my Office (He is non-tamilan) , he always criticize tamil
I always support Tamil.Slowly it has stored in my mind that i should be very close to Tamil people rather than others. So whenever other State people started talking about their region/language i got tensed.Then i realized i was suffering from Region phobia too !! Ofcourse thanks to God that i have nature that i can move with anyone but to a limit.
Now whenever i browse through the net for PhD (incase if i want to do in future) . I go through website and seeing professors profile. If i come across any Christian or Muslim Professor ,
my mind unconsciously start thinking that how could i survive with those people , my culture is different from theirs. This is irrespective of the qualification of the professors.
My brain says it is bad but my heart let me to think like this !!!
My mind now ...
I always chat with people who are different.Last month when i was travelling in a train i wanted to talk with diff. kinds of people. Two people asked me "Are you a Brahmin ??".I noded 'Yes'.Then they started talking about Brahmin related things.I got into the same kind of people than different kind.
Nowadays i am getting so many friends from other caste , religion or region so i am comfortable to mingle with people. Now i could analyze in depth that that i should not be biased based on religion because what if i was born in US ? i could be a christian .
I want to know whether the reader of this blog has found already such a kind of scenarios in his/her experience or from others.If so we will find the full-remedy for this issue !! Some people can be uncomfortable with other religion people , some people with other region , some people with other race (it also can come under region) and other gender(This is for people who hesitate or shiver to talk to other gender)
How to come up ??
The comments for this blog can be helpful for the people who are suffering from any one of the Other-Religion-Region-Race-Gender phobias. I can coin this as OR3G phobia !! (Ofcourse i have only 1 or 2 phobias ). Please share your thought on this.
P.S :- This is my frank blog .. so whatever i had in my mind i wrote , i REQUEST people SHOULD NOT mind :)