Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hero Worshiping

Our acquired perceptions make us worship certain people and condemn some others. No one is ‘absolutely perfect’ in every sense. The same person can be viewed as a hero or a criminal and antisocial by the different people, groups or communities. For example, Alexander, Ghaznavi, Ganges Khan, Akbar and Aurangzeb etc. are seen as great warriors, conquerors and heroes by many historians, but they are considered cruel captors and looters by the people whose lands were conquered and destroyed. Mahatma Gandhi, who is considered a great hero and the main instrument in bringing independence to India – who also became a mentor to many great world leaders – is also considered a traitor by many Indian scholars and historians. 
So, whether a person is a hero or an anti-social criminal - depends on who is describing, and from which angle he or she is being judged. It all depends upon the perception of an individual or a group of people. 
We believe what we want to believe – either according to our own limited personal experience or whatever we have heard from others - over and over again. 
Remember - opinions are created – they may or may not be the ‘absolute- truth’.  

                           ‘Rajan Sachdeva’ 


2 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the African quote "Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."

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