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Broken…2 min read

August 4, 2021 2 min read


Broken…2 min read

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Mannat Budhiraja

Class 7

Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

“Why? Why does it have to be this way? Why does there have to be so much hatred and war in the world? Why is there so much lying, cheating and stealing?”

These are the questions that have been invading my head ever since I put down my Kindle version of “Other words from home” by Jasmine Warga, a novel in verse describing the struggles of a Syrian refugee girl.

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The first time I brushed them away, telling myself that I could do nothing about such matters and that I should focus on my own life instead. But the questions and doubts stayed- like a nagging itch hiding at the back of my mind, just begging me to scratch it. Or in this case, begging me to raise my voice and try and find answers to these “Whys”. Finally, one day I gave in to this urge ad began to  hunt for answers. 

And I came to a very important conclusion- one I am trying to share with you through this article today.

All these consequences and problems are only because of one thing: human cruelty. It’s because of humans that the world is divided and torn apart with ideas about religion, caste or creed. It’s because there are people out there forgetting that God created only one race—humanity. One family. One community. It’s because of human cruelty that people crouch in war torn countries and that girls in some countries are scared of getting killed if they go to school (Read the story of Malala Yousafzai). Human cruelty has created these distinctions, borders and cracks in the world. It can have consequences as microcosmic as a person of colour feeling out of place or as macrocosmic as terrorism.

We have broken the world, and the cracks caused by our cruelty are destroying none other than us and our world. So, reader, take it upon yourself to try and knit the world back together— to unite our broken world with love and peace.

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  1. Pooja

    Leaves me silent...

  2. Anika Shukla

    very true, your thoughts have gone all over our minds and are really good thoughts! we will reunite our world again!

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