EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NATION:
Well by now, we all know we, Pakistanis, are a nation of high emotions. If we love a thing, we go all over for it and if we hate a thing, we hate it to its extreme. Though, in some cases it might be good if you want your economy to boost or progress to happen. However, in our case it is getting worse day by day.
GETTING NUMB TO PAIN & HURT EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS
Pakistanis have seen collective tragedy for years at the hands of war on terror and yet we are standing and striving. A major factor that helped us move forward is our humor. We laugh about everything. We laughed, made memes about suicide attacks, about extremist mullahs, about government corruption and what not! In a way, it was our way of venting the wrong that kept happening to us. But at the same time it has numbed us to being hurtful and atrocious.
MAKING FUN OF OUR CELEBRITIES AND GETTING AMUSED
We like taking people down, and laughing her hearts out at the expense of other’s downfall. As a nation we collectively joked and ridiculed Sahir Lodhi, Meera and likes of them. Many of us did not realize sharing such memes that the people we are ridiculing are human beings who would get hurt and break down.
PAKISTANI CRICKET TEAM LOSS & OUR CIRCUS LIKE RIDICULE
We feel it is our birth right to point finger at any one and then creating a circus of it. The same thing happened with Pakistani cricket team since the beginning of world cup. Being a diehard fan of cricket, I am not saying I did not get frustrated with what our Pakistani players were doing. The ridiculous fight they put in initial matches of world cup was disastrous. Despite all that, we as nation had no right to pick on individual players and mock them for days and days in the most embarrassing way possible.
Yes! Every nation criticizes their players. Nothing would be bad to make fun of dropped catches, poor batting or lack of commitment to game but creating a circus out of it and embarrassing your stars individually for their personal life is plain harassment. Why Sarfraz was yawning or why Pakistani cricket team was hanging out is not public’s business. Yes we are OK to criticize their fitness since that’s part of the game that we all watch but tiny acts of yawning and eating is too much.
Looks at the incidents we watched on social media:
1-A guy yelled at Sarfraz while he was in field “Sarfraz mottay …..”
2-Another guy in mall , “Sarfraz why are you fat like a pig….”
Look at these few memes:
PAKISTANI CRICKET TEAM VICTORY & STILL OUR CIRCUS LIKE RIDICULE
And we are not done with it even in our victory. Now that we are performing well and have New zealand cricket team,we have started bashing players who are not in playing 11 squad. We as social media cricket fans need someone to hurl jokes at to amuse us. Now people are making scathing jokes about Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.
Though the very Pakistani cricketers have not performed well yet but they did well for this country for quite long. Players themselves said that in champions trophy it was shoaib malik that gave them motivational talk. And now we are degrading our stars.
We need to stop this culture of scoundrel way of moaning our defeat or celebrating our victory. Like a grown up nation needs to respect the entities involved and criticize things on merit. Humor is beautiful especially to deal with loss and pain but not at the expense of other people’s respect and feelings.