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Just another complaint regarding rising pollution
Like every other person in the country, I too want to complain about pollution. The country just celebrated Diwali with all the possible grandeur. And the festival, like always, has left its mark.

Needless to say, Diwali is a beautiful festival and this fact does not need anybody's validation but the fact that humans have successfully brought enough disgrace to the festival, cannot be ignored. Only because of their obstinacy and the inability to extend their sight beyond the temporary desires which prevent them from tracing the approaching danger. The festival of lights is followed by a thick blanket of darkness every year which not only kills the essence of festivity but also questions the rationality of people.

I'm not concerned about pollution anymore because I have accepted the fact that we all are going to die very soon. And we will be the reason behind our own extinction. What makes me hopeless is the fact that we have knowingly and intentionally chosen the path of destruction. My utmost concern is hypocrisy. Hypocrisy comes in all shapes and sizes. Also, you can spot the hypocrite behavior of humans in almost every kind of situation.

Recently, if you would have been scrolling your social media feeds, you would have surely seen pictures of your friends and acquaintances celebrating Diwali. And a few of them really bothered me. I could see people putting up stories and posts of them bursting crackers and having some 'great fun'. It is surprising that people who have been vocal about issues as serious as this have backed off when the time came to decide. This casual attitude would lead to severe consequences, for sure.

Maybe they underestimate the power that social media holds. Maybe they do not realize that they are not only normalizing this practice but are also encouraging it. I was also surprised because I know some of them. They are educated and have passed the examination of EVS with good grades. How ironic. When I was in my first year, I found it stupid to study EVS again because why should we repeat a subject that we have already studied as a part of our primary education.  

But today, I have realized that I was wrong. And now I support this. This brings me back to the point that people who are well educated and also some of those who have always had strong opinions were a part of this. I am surprised. All those well-framed answers in the answer sheets, all those speeches and classroom interactions along with the informal conversations about pollution which is a matter of immediate concern, was all fabricated. Everything was deceptive.

I hope we live long enough to celebrate more and more Diwalis.

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