#spiritofMumbai, or just being human?
Is it really spirit of Mumbai or just a case of being human beings.
The spirit of our existence as human beings lies in helping others.
The location is of absolutely no relevance as someone that helps others in Mumbai would probably do the same in Goa, Bangalore, Gujarat, Delhi or Japan for that matter.
And someone that receives help in Mumbai will appreciate it just as much if they needed help in Goa, Bangalore, Gujarat, Delhi or Japan for that matter.
You see, with location comes pride. And with pride comes comparison, and we all know that comparison leads to a whole lot of nothing.
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti
When a city is brought to a halt — I suppose the spirit of that city would be just as strong as other cities in India if not all parts of the world.
A false sense of pride looks great on social-media but in reality it overshadows the lack of civic management & planning that is rightfully expected of a government in handling dire situations.
So then, if there’s any spirit to be celebrated today it should be that of being human. Human beings from all corners of the world, coming together and helping each other — independent of location.
The more we skip “where”, the more we’ll appreciate the “what”.