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“Blogger dear, you shalt one day have your own set of followers who would come to you to seek their source of enlightenment. Remember, it’s your blog-o-spherical society that comes first before anything or anyone else. Guide them, towards creative glory!”
These were the very invaluable and insightful words invested into me by His Holy Highness “The Diary Almighty”, as I was being enlightened and brought up to serve and guide the next generation of creative and open writers.
In the Diary Age, be it to – express love, hatred or anger…pen down stories, verses or ramblings – writers wrote for themselves and only in their personal diaries, with most of their creativeness well within the confines of their own minds. However things have changed, slowly but steadily, all along with the advent of intelligent machines and creative as people were, they quickly adapted to the change and eventually clandestine writing took a backseat.
The day I was solemnized as “The Blogger Almighty”, I pledged to use all my power and the knowledge gained by the teachings of His Holy Highness, to serve the society for its well-being as well as that of my followers, the Bloggers.
Thus as time passed, came into existence the 12 commandments which would change the world, if practiced blindly:
I ~ Thou shalt not take more than give
My dear, this is something very important and hence shall be taken with top prominence. Make sure that being my follower; you don’t go overboard in this thumb rule. Every follower shall by all means give more than he wishes to take or accept. Be it love, care or anything materialistic – cash or kind – you shall not accept more than you can give. In case you do receive more, be kind enough to give it away as your excess can be someone else’s need.
Be charitable, do gift a smile.
II ~ Thou shalt not be profane or selfish in thy deeds.
Come what may, you are my son. To deserve my love or punishment, you shall be the one.
Respect your elders more than how you would like your next generation to revere you.
Look after the society and abide by its rules while you make sure to teach the fools.
Care for the stray and in times of need; do not go the other way.
Do not be greedy, disrespectful and selfish. Serve the society as your actions could inspire more and bring in that revolution.
Love the needy, as you love thyself.
III ~ Thou shalt have an appetite to learn and unlearn
At every stage, life presents you with an opportunity to learn. Be it from your own experience or from the experiences of the people around you. Don’t miss to digest the take-away. Learning from others’ mistakes is much easier and less painful than otherwise.
Education, at least up to a certain level as to where an individual can express his thoughts and explain his actions is a real must. Let me say it’s mandatory, so make sure this command is passed through the genes. As a responsible Follower, one needs to endorse it on their space and encourage children being sent to school.
There also comes such a time wherein you need to unlearn, for the benefit of all. There is a need to know of that thin and fine line that exists between acting smart and being smart.
Do learn, to know when and how to unlearn.
IV ~ Thou shalt think no twice to promote gender equality
For life to exist and sustain, there needs to be a gender balance. Female infanticide in the name of abortion is one serious offence. No harm shall be done to any form of life, living within or outside the divine womb. As a Follower, promotions and write ups on Feminism, mainly for providing legal protection to women should be on the agenda. Equality among the various genders of this generation shall be a key priority to not only change but also save the world.
Let gender inequality not corrupt life quality.
V ~ Thou shalt go nowhere, but green
Write no more on paper, save more trees. Followers should take up to the digitized format to showcase their creative write-up and wit. Movements like planting a sapling should be looked forward to, for a greener environment. Recycling of used-paper and plastics, shall not only save the trees and the environment but also end up saving water, oil and electricity. So as a responsible Follower, one shall go nowhere in the quest of a better living place but simply go green.
Hold a sapling, to feel life. Do not forget, to plant it.
VI ~ Thou shalt not ridicule gay rights
Every individual has the right to live his own way, provided they don’t happen to influence other individuals with their opinion nor interfere with the way they want to live. An individual loving a man or a woman or both, shall not be discriminated or ridiculed for his/her in-born sexual orientation. The individual shall instead be looked upon as stable and encouraged to lead a normal life serving for the betterment of the society that we all live in. Followers need to support the kinds, whenever the need arises.
Be gay (happy), for what they are.
VII ~ Thou shalt keep tab on pollution and population
For a peaceful mind to think strong and creative, fresh air is like the divine nectar. An awareness drive for a clean and pollution-free atmosphere needs to be on top of the Follower’s priority list. Talk to the people, write to them as well as for them, put up banners, support cleanliness and emission-check drives and be the reason, for a purer environment.
For someone who loves the nature around them and wishes for its longevity, shall take into consideration precautionary measures whenever there’s a possibility of being overpowered by their own libido. The outburst in population causes a major imbalance in regards to the demand-supply equation and Followers need to embed this message into the minds of respective readers.
Don’t let your pipe, smoke much.
VIII ~ Thou shalt not refute fair justice and justified capital punishment
For a crime that is committed, justice is to be delivered. And when that happens, Followers should not refute for the sake of it. Justice when fair shall be accepted as the final word. The delay in delivering justice, if any, needs to be made aware-of through the means of your intellectual creativity on your space so that no further uneasiness is caused to the people who have been the sufferers. On the other hand, no tax-payers’ funds are to be utilized to protect an offender.
Capital punishment if justified for the crime shall be honored.
Justice shall be powerful, so that powerful be just.
IX ~ Thou shalt denounce social exclusion
An individual is a social being and by no means shall he/she be excluded from exercising this right. So shall one think, on similar lines for every other individual. It is up to an individual and his/her ability to hold on to the readers, to see to it that no individual is subjected to any kind of alienation from the society that he/she lives or prefers to live in. It’s a challenge to the Follower’s skill of bringing forth such awareness, wherein there’s no place for differentiation based on a person’s social status, education, living standards, relationships, disability, gender, age and likewise.
No matter what, you belong.
X ~ Thou shalt endorse noble causes
For an individual’s action, life in due time tends to take a full circle. For an individual to get anything fruitful and beneficial, he/she would be needed to do something similar or even better, much more in advance.
Followers – do make it a point to support a good sensible cause, be it for the juvenile, the elderly or for the unprivileged.
On your space, pin a banner or a badge of the organization you believe in.
Believe in the art of giving and do endorse your Belief.
XI ~ Thou shalt not practice racism.
No matter how we look, how we are, what we do – we are all one and the same.
Followers – make no discrimination based on the skin color, characteristics and abilities specific to the way in which the people are brought up in a particular environment. Though varied by looks, tone and thoughts, people are all alike and do stand to own their respect in the society that we all live in and are a part of. Do evangelize that living in harmony is beneficial than engaging oneself in the internal feuds over reasons that one need to be ashamed of in the first place.
Take the lead. Win the race, to curb racism.
XII ~ Thou shalt spread awareness on HIV/AIDS and Drug abuse
There’s no bigger pain than the one self-inflicted due to the lack of awareness and care. The sources to get infected by deadly viruses like the HIV are many and you as a Follower have at your disposal a greater medium to make people aware, putting to use the best skill that you possess – thoughtful writing.
Usage of illegal drugs no doubt makes an individual experience an unimaginable level of ecstasy and takes him/her to a point so high that the only way going forward is downwards. It’s your duty to propagate how the banned and illegal drugs of deadly nature like Cocaine, Opium, Marijuana and their likes are still exchanging hands in the world that we live in as well as on the measures needed to be taken to curb such illegal acts.
Say NO to Narcotics.
To a Follower, who blogs and publishes his/her views keeping in mind these 12 commandments – ‘Thou shalt one day, be Thee – Amen!’.
Signed – Blogger Almighty