{mian monkey} ice-cream khaao gey…?

When I saw this monkey, having an ice-cream at 00:30hrs at Liberty market, I was amazed to see it ‘coz I never saw a monkey enjoying an ice-cream, before. No one passed from there without stopping for a while to see this unusual act. The “madaari” was sitting contended; as he didn’t have to show any feat because; a monkey eating an ice-cream cone was not less than a feat itself.

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That amused me for a while and I couldn’t stop myself from capturing the scene in my mobile. The monkey was really enjoying it as it was (may be) the unusual treat for him. But another angel of the whole scenario came in to my mind.

Was the monkey happy at getting the ice-cream or was just thanking the GOD for at least getting it…?

How would it feel to you when, you have a collar in your neck and some other individual is having the chain and is commanding you… When you can’t enjoy the liberation, can’t enjoy the trees, can’t enjoy the bananas (he may have forgotten even the taste of bananas), can’t speak, can’t argue, can’t have your own will and are just dancing at the fingers (may be sticks) of someone else..!

And even after the showcase of your effort, your sincerity, your submission, your silence, your hard work, your talent, your creativity, your capability and even killing of your own dignity, self respect, and desires you are not rewarded with what you deserves.

That’s the condition of our nation. A person having our chain in his hand has given us the treat of the development, enlightened moderation, democracy, press freedumb (freedom), and a right to speak just on yourself.

So finding no other solution, we are in a hurry to eat it because we all want to have (at least) what ever is available. May be that’s the phenomena on which our ‘elites’ including our politicians are acting upon and are looting this nation by both hands.

But the horrifying thing is that we are now addicted to that ice-cream. Now we don’t feel it bad.

I don’t include the young generation in it ‘coz they never saw liberty. They never ate the real banana. They were born with the ice-creams in their hands, which is going to melt.

But what about our elders? Why have they accepted those collars? Didn’t they like freedom? Or they were not able to sustain freedom?

I have always heard my elders, teachers, senior persons and other old people from all walks of life; saying that the future of your country is in your hands! You are the ones who are going to manage this country in future.

But didn’t grand elders advise our elders the same thing..?

Huh…!

Too many questions but no one to answer…!

Does any of our elder has the same passion for liberty as we young generation do…?

Or should I quote here the saying of Allah Almighty…

“jaisi qoum hoti hai, mein uss qoum per waisa hi hukmaraan mukarer krta hun!”

(the qoute is not exact)

So what now…?

Can we totally blame our elders or we are somewhat responsible for it…?

confusion, confusion and confusion…!

Even though; we claim that we got independence in 1947. Now we are a free nation.

But according to me we are a free nation but the freedom is only in terms of “free from responsibilities”. All of us believe that someone else would do our work. But unfortunately, we are someone else’s someone else. (i.e, we depend on those who were already depending on us)

To wind up my unending confusion, I would like to present a simple solution that “no one is free from responsibilities”. And everyone should do one’s own duty.

The sooner we understand the better it would be and sad thing is that it’s already late.

8 Comments so far

  1. Shafaq (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    It was really amusing for me to see a monkey enjoying ice cream rather eating banana.
    But the other side of the story u revealed was really thought provoking and it just for a minute made me to think that yes apparently we r human beings who can think rationally, wise enough to tackle different situations but as far as “our chains in the hands of others” is concerned we also fall into the category where this monkey stands, we really are the puppets in the hands of our dictator. but also I strongly believe that
    “There’s always a silver shining to a dark cloud”. And also “it is never too late”. We all our accountable for our deeds so why not judge ourselves. We the young generation mashAllah is capable enough to bring a positive change in the society and also in the different sets of minds prevailing in our society. The only need is to take a step to reach to the highest level of achievement in this regard. Though is a tedious task but when there is a will there is a way. And u mani, as an individual has taken the first step at least to makeup the minds of young generation by jotting down this harsh reality which is indeed not easy to digest and made us to think whether we in a true sense is a free nation citizens or its all fake.


  2. UETIAN_94 (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 2:09 am

    the poor monkey did not have a choice betw an Ice cream and a Banana:))

    it was a victum of us humans:)


  3. binary-zero (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 9:03 am

    believe me thats hell of a confusion you have created in questions :)


  4. yawar (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

    freedom is the thing in front of which everthing is nothing.
    but you wrongly ocmpared the social issue with the national issue. although they have the link maongst them but not as much strong as you raised the issue


  5. man! (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    @ Yawar:

    I just tried to relate the situation..
    and about the relation of socialissue and national issue..
    Pakistan is not the name of just a piece of land..
    its the name of the people living in it..
    n to define sociology in simple terms that whatever is related to the humans is social..

    so the nation is actually a society of people having some common ideology..

    so tlaking about the raising of the issue..
    I think that its not enough yet…
    I have a lot more thoughts but not the words to xplain it..


  6. shahab (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    yea its really nice to see a monkey having ice-cream.how many times do we get the chance to go to liberty n have ice-creams with such concentration?Mostly one of our hands keeps holding the melting ice-crean n other probably stucks to our cell may be msging some one or sharing files.so the scene is very fasinating,at least for me.
    well ‘mani’ i really appretiate ur effort in highlighting a serious issue in a lighter way.actually we have been living in this ‘socalled’ free country since birth n most of us dont really bother to compare our freedom to wht freedom really is,as they take it as a bleesing n stay resigned to wht they have got.
    I believe,youth is a power n it always needs a direction,a leadership.but as ours is a third-world country so the aptitude of youngsters is exploited for personal goals n i dont think i need to quote an exanmple for this as it is as clear as sky after a november rain.
    So merely repenting our condition n blaming others would lead us nowhere.The need of the hour is self-realization n self-motivation.
    so every one of us needs to sit back for a while n think as to wht is his share for the betterment of the sate.
    i agree with one of the comentators here that yes there is light at the end of every tunnel n we must keep hopes coz ‘only hope sustains life’.
    love u,love pakistan.


  7. Opee (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:51 am

    The light at the end of the tunnel could be a light of a train coming towards us? :)

    Jokes apart: Yes, self-realization is ‘the’ key! Change starts within.


  8. man! (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 4:23 am

    @ OPEE

    “The change starts at home!”
    Aristotle

    if there’s a train, the engine would definitely be the Musharraf Uncle.



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