Spread love for life, for all that’s around you.
Earth is so amazing, so unique, and so beautiful,
Love it. Live it.
Happy Earth day!
I have immense amount of love for my plants, and all the plants around me. It gets slightly awkward at times when my mind plays games with me; which of the plants in your balcony do you love the most, and like a mother who gets uneasy with such questions about their kids, I get a twich in my stomach too.
They are all my favorite. Period.
Today, on the occasion of World Earth day I’d like to discuss and finally do away with an extremely messy question that my mind throws at me from time to time and which leaves me shaken for a bit.
I turned vegetarian 7 months ago (pat on the back!) but I still kill living beings, like cockroaches. Is that okay?
Ethically speaking, every living being in this world has the right to live. We, humans, have demarcated our territory, our property, but do you think that teeny little ugly lizard that sneaks into our house has a clue about it? And those cockroaches that run around our kitchen and nibble into our food like as if they have been slogging in offices and ordering them from big basket with their own hard earned money, what do we do with them? Do we kill them or let them be. Honestly, they irritate me and the first thing I do when I see a cockroach is I take off my sandal and smack the shit out of it.
But is it right, ethically speaking?
As the guilt bubble pops up in my head and grows bigger and bigger a pin magically appears and bursts it. POOF!
Wash your hands and the guilt is gone!
Well, dunno. I’m confused. I’ve stopped killing ants. They are okay now. Even lizards, I have sworn not to kill them anymore, no matter what! There is a growing hatred for pigeons due to their very very annoying habit of pooping on my balcony like as if it’s their public toilet but that too is under control, or so I think. Now of course I can’t buy a gun and shoot all the pigeons that visit my balcony cos that’d be too wild so I know I have to make peace with them. I don’t have a choice!
However, my biggest nemesis, cockroaches are the real trouble makers. This species multiply like crazy. God can there be a holocaust for them?! Actually, they had gone through one. They’ve survived the most brutal occurrences on Earth and are older than the dinosaurs, so even if I kill a few they are not going extinct anyway, right? There you go!
Cockroaches aren’t going anywhere, no matter how many I kill. They have survived the Mesozoic era (which I just googled about), they’ll continue to exist even if I knock out a few with my chappal everyday.
So please, nomore mind games. Let me kill them guilt-free.
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P.S. Did I just dedicate an entire post to cockroaches?