Wednesday, 13 May 2015

I sat with my morning coffee and as usual I logged into IB to update myself about Indian blogosphere.  I usually, check every week's Indispire topic, if it really inspires me, I make an attempt to write. This week, somehow, I failed to open indispire page for a long time. I conveniently chose to ignore to see whats on home page under Indispire topic, don't ask me why I ignored it for long.
This morning when I checked out the topic, I was very disturbed. Awestruck with the present trending indispire topic.
"If you could plan your death, how would you plan it"

Death Is Not A Joke-Be a Resposible Blogger

Are we inspiring people to die here? For God sake, its indispire- where we try to inspire,entertain people through our writing. This above topic is neither inspiring nor entertaining to anyone in any way or are we trying to inspire those on internet, who are taking google help to find ways to die?
Every living being is born with a expiry date and also death is an inevitable truth of life. Speaking about death is not a bad thing but in what context we are speaking matters. I read few blog posts written on this topic, almost everyone speaks about painless death which is natural as no one likes suffering be it just a needle pricking pain, no one wants it. Point is- While writing, did anyone thought they are contributing their two cents thought to Google search, which is going to help those people who are suicidal? Will you be happy if someone reads your post and gets inspired to die?

There are many people out there, who are dealing with depression, who are just looking for a reassurance that there is nothing wrong in putting an end to their lives and these kind of topics and blog posts are just reassuring those people to convince themselves to die.

I don't know a person who posted this topic on Indispire and I got no personal rivalry against this blogger (So spare me the horror) . I am just trying to say aloud to all,that we have to be sensitive before choosing and writing about certain topics. We are bloggers and we have our social responsibilities too. Please think about the topic we choose to write. Tomorrow if some one posts-" If you could kill someone, how would you plan it". Will you choose to write?

I had to say this aloud and I did it. If you choose to make personal attack for saying this, feel free. Please be a responsible bloggers. 

PS-  I embrace death when it comes,I don't plan my death or I encourage anyone to plan their death too.

15 comments:

  1. Well, the topic can be looked at philosophically. As I did :)

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    1. I agree sir, But We cant expect every reader to be as matured as you :)

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    2. Shouldn't we try to change the level of consciousness? I think Ravish Mani raised a valid point. I agree with you that there are a lot of people who won't understand it properly. But then what's life? Doesn't the question remain valid? Especially in a country like ours where the poor are being eliminated ruthlessly by the govt itself?

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    3. Sir, I have no problem in speaking about 'Life and Death'. Asking people to write #planurDeath-Thats where my problem lies-How are we contributing in changing the level of consciousness by speaking about planning death? As you said, we can look at philosophically but we are writing here for a purpose and can we expect a person to have a philosophical approach towards what we write? Or how many bloggers who took this prompt made an attempt to write in philosophical approach?
      What's life?-So are we trying find meaning of life by planning our death?
      Yeah, our govt is eliminating poor ruthlessly so are we contributing to it by writing about #PlanUrDeath?

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    4. I agree with Mr.Tomichan.

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  2. I second you completely! Kudos for saying it aloud! :)

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    1. Thanks Isha, I couldnt ignore this and I had to say it aloud :)

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  3. Valar Morghulis To each man his own death. Death is permanent life is temporary so we shouldnt plan for things which are sure to come :)

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    1. Thanks Vijay for agreeing with me :D

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  4. Well, as the wise men say 'Jeevan Mrityu se shreshthtar hai' (Life is always better than death). As for planning death, I think some people have got plenty of time to do such stupid things. USSR, the first experiment with a planned economy, has broken into pieces, Planning Commission has been winded now. But somehow there are people who are obsessed with planning.

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  5. You have raised a very valid concern. Kudos for raising your voice! (h)

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  6. We all are going to die someday. But why would we want to plan our death instead of planning for a better life? After all we are born to live. And yes, i agree that not everyone sees this topic as philosophically as few others.. Well written article, Knitha.
    A Rat's Nibble

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  7. That blogger is a potential scoop-poop writer. err...i mean scoopwhoop :P

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