First and foremost; EID MUBARAK TO ALL… I have been awfully lazy this Eid and didn’t even send Eid Greetings SMS to anyone except a select few.
If someone looked down on Karachi, PK via satellite on Eid days, he would see
- Large gatherings of Muslims
- Hugging each other like its the last time they’ll meet
- Pakistani Flags and badges and stuff [14th August is also almost here]
- Children armed with guns…. YES, GUNS..!!!
Every Eid for the past some years I have been seeing GUNS, lots and lots of guns, Eid day reminds me of the scene in Matrix where Neo asks for Guns and gets em.
I mean why Guns, why not any other toy, why not board games, why not card games, why not sports gear, why not wheel-walay-jootay, why did it had to be guns…. and once the little ones have guns, they start having street wars form into gangs and its not only the little ones I see kids of almost 15 years old wandering around showing off their bad-ass BIGGER guns leading those gangs.
This has got to change. It is already done this year but next year and on next coming Eid (Bakra-Eid) I plan on at least trying in my own family to NOT let the kids buy guns. I will RE-post this before the next Eid too so to remind others and let’s stop this. I can force it upon a few but unless we show these little kids that there are other great things, other toys and play things which open the imagination for the better, which encourage healthy and safe outdoor activities which encourage sharing rather than killing this trend isn’t going anywhere.
Let’s not even start on the hazards of these Guns and how one wrong aim can put out the light in one’s eye.
I hope that most of you will agree with me and some will share this thought this time and the next time on Eid.
[I should better familiarize myself with the latest toys too, so next time, I can give my kid-bro and little cousins a better choice, hopefully before next Eid, I will post here a list too.]