It is an old and very famous
proverb, ‘Live and let live’. One must exist and let the others around them
also exit. A feeling of co-existence is essential. When a flower blossoms it
spreads its fragrance all around. The fragrance beautifies the air and hence
the leaves and flowers along with the roots of the plants are blessed. A
similar spirit must apply for humans and animals
Animals in the jungle fight for
existence by eating plants and even themselves. This is the ‘law of the land’.
It is quite justified yet the limit of fight for existence should be limited.
When this limit is crossed, the law is broken. Then violence occurs. When this
violence exceeds a moral limit, it becomes a crime.
The same applies for humans.
Humans have always tried to co-exist with one another. Of late the limit for
‘the law of the land’ has been crossed. Hence co-existance has become
difficult. When a person exploits a person beyond his/her capacity, ‘the above
proverb’ is broken. This exploitation can be financial, emotional, physical or
Child labour is a form of such
exploitation. When an underage child, who is supposed to study, works for
financial reasons it is not appropriate. If an employer exploits his employees
it is also not right. In both the cases, each one is deprived of their basic
rights. But whom do we blame? The child’s poverty, or the boss’s official
pressure. One has to introspect!
When a child is not deprived his
basic rights, education and food, a civilized society is formed. In this way,
every other adult must also be just and kind to the other person, in whatever
relation they share. But often people suffer from a spirit of revenge, and
cannot control their feelings. Hence they make the other one suffer. Yes, its
logical as we are humans and not saints.
Still, we must strive to live and
let the live.