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It’s the International Day of Happiness!! You guessed its right, it’s a day to be happy. What is true happiness? Do we always feel truly happy or do we show a facade of happiness so as to satisfy society?

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When you grow up with your ethnicity so unbelievably entwined with your self-worth, you find that your sense of self depends invariably on your cultural identity, the way you’ve been brought up, and the language that has been handed down to you.

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You know that something is wrong when anything takes over humanity. But we, the 21st century people, have become a direct victim of the same. So as to specify, I am talking about honor killing. Why is it a big deal? Are we also guilty of being there?

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The fight is to attain gender equality; not to topple the patriarchy to make room for a matriarchy. The fight is to attain race equality; not to topple the white supremacy to make room for a black one. That would be just replacing one injustice with another. As we fight all the injustice in the world, we may have just forgotten that.

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We all can agree that our elders are more experienced than us. But is that enough to let them consider themselves as ‘Mr./Mrs. Know-It-Alls’? Is that enough to make them look down upon our struggles? I think it’s high time they listen to our words.

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“In any case, ghosts are unusual among movie monsters in that they’re more often female than male, perhaps because their origins lie in the Gothic romantic tradition, which so often features haunted houses, madwomen in the attic and sinister nocturnal goings-on. It’s a particularly female branch of the horror genre, but appeals to male viewers as much as to female ones since it subverts the conventional view of woman as a passive, obedient creature and supposes that the angry, violent, retributive urges suppressed in life may emerge after death in twisted malevolent form.” – The Guardian

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There are various evils in our society, one of which happens to be the desire to have a boy. Everyone wants an ideal mother, sister, wife, but not a daughter. Not a day goes by when you don’t hear of the news of a crime committed against women in India. It is harrowing to watch the status of women’s safety, especially in a country where women are given the stature of goddesses. Remember that you can call your daughters “Beta” but you can’t call your sons “Beti”. This should tell us why daughters are so special.

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Violence against women has unfortunately become the everyday reality of our country. We have grown used to the crimes, as they are often politicised. We all are aware that the patriarchal mindset is very much prevalent everywhere in our country and we tend to ignore the sexist comments we hear on a daily basis. It’s time we stop being okay with it.

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Madness is the new normal. It’s time we embrace it.

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Often we end up changing our whole personality just to be accepted by the society. We need to stop doing this to ourselves because we don’t deserve it. Everything we do, everything we say is beautiful in its own way. we are special, trust me on this. So let them burn in their own jealousy.
Don’t try to fit in when you are born to stand out.
Stay you, stay weird.

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