Know your worth
It is important
You are worth so much more than you think
Don’t waste your effort on those who are temporary and those that don’t treat you right
Once you know your worth and realise what you deserve, no one is allowed to say you don’t deserve it because you do.
Yes I done it
Yes I survived them I am breathing
First ill start by saying I got A*A*B On the day of my results, I was late! I actually overslept so I had no time to check my UCAS. Brilliant.
When i got to sixth form I was too scared to open the brown envelope.
I put myself in a quiet space in the Sixth form block and just opened that ugly envelope. There it was, the grades I needed. My place at Queen Marys for Law was confirmed. Firstly, I was in shock “are these my results? forreal?” I walked out of the sixth form smiling at the paper I guess some people realised I done well.
Those 5am pre-exam revisions paid off
Those holiday revision sessions paid off
The amount of times I repeated the work to myself paid off
Focusing on myself paid off
And it will pay off for you
It’s nice when he….
Does not want to waste your time
Touches you from within
Love’s your inner beauty
It’s nice when he….
Has intellectual conversations with you
Helps you when you are down
Supports you in everything
It’s nice when he loves you
Over the past couple of days social media has been flooded with posts about caste and how wrong it is. Alternatively, others have suggested that caste is a good thing???!!! Let me start with a story (about me), I am very proud of my roots but I don’t discriminate others of their roots. My grandparents and parents both rooted from the Jatt caste, making me Jatt. When I go India I help on the farms and I do LOVE it. BUT NEVER have my grandparents or parents belittled and discriminated against those of other castes, in fact when I go India a lot of my clothes are given to those who are unfortunately labelled as “chumars”. In addition I’ve spoken to chumars in India and I can tell you now that they are no different from anyone else. For those that think being jatt is about drinking alcohol and creating hashtags etc etc…. That is not showing your roots in a good way. I do not understand why people plaster jatt in everything “jatt ready” “about to have a jatt drink” I mean seriously? You are embarrassing.
Many of the Sikh Guru’s expressed resentment towards caste based discrimination the biggest was by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji|| who stated that Singh and Kaur should be at the end of every Sikh name. Why? because when you have “Singh” or “Kaur” as your surname you will never know of anyone’s caste. Langar was also set up as a protest against caste believe it or not, everyone sits on the floor and eats. Why? because nothing is lower than the floor and when everyone sits together it is a sign of unity. Sikhism has always resented caste, it was the first religion to oppose it. The Guru Granth Sahib never said a jatt can only marry a jatt, it does not care about caste.
One’s mind has to be clean||
And of those who believe in caste, you do not have a clean mind. I mean for someone who had read the Granth Sahib with her elders half of you do not know what you are on about. Then people state “why get rid of caste when people smoke/drink alcohol and eat meat?” Well I’ll educate you more, Caste should be gone. Why? well it divides Sikhs: Example: “you cannot marry him?” but why he is educated and has a nice family? “no he is not the right caste!!” I mean this is why I hate caste. Does his caste which he was born into have the right to determine everything?. Marry who makes you happy regardless of their “caste”. As for eating meat this does not cause division between anyone, does it? Surely me going to Nandos would not offend any Sikhs that are vegetarian I mean most of my mothers side are vegetarian but they do not mind me eating meat? As for smoking and alcohol well this is heavily condemned in Sikhism and I am glad I have not smoked or consumed alcohol, personally it just does not appeal to me. For those who do drink or smoke well as they say ‘drink responsibly’.
I know chumars that are successful than jatts and vise versa. Furthermore, who cares what caste you belong to. When we die, we all get cremated by the same flames not different. So to those who consider themselves as higher and boast about their caste calm down you do not breathe flavoured air. Overall? Sikhism is about equality so stop caste Sikhism is about not discriminating people Sikhism is about having tolerance to others. Without Fear Without Hate|| Sikhism is about love so marry whoever you want. Sikhism is about charity help those who are in need of it. Sikhism is about unity not division again I will stop caste discrimination. Sikhism is about being open minded you might fall in love with someone of another caste one day. I mean what is the difference between a Jatt or Kenyan Sikh ? I’ve been to both marriages and we both read the same Laava? Eat the same food? Have the same ceremonies? so keep your ignorance to yourself. Then people say Jatt is not a caste we are a race of people, the ONE thing that is different is the fact that my grandparents are farmers and landowners. That’s is it.
We say we live in a diverse society and we are continuously progressing, but how true is this?
When going to school everyone is taught to treat everyone fairly regardless of there skin colour and culture yet during my time at school nobody is ever taught not to discriminate against someone’s caste. Its almost as if people assume it doesn’t exist however unfortunately, despite our society being diverse this inhumane system is still around.
Although many religions teach us that the Caste system is wrong and causes discrimination as well as inequality it is still used today, for example; in some cultures marriage outside of caste is known to be something which is not right. But why? If you’re happy with someone then why should caste even be an issue, if someone makes you happy, treats you well then why does this Caste system matter? People assume that the caste system is a religious importance, hence why it is still around today, but, how can something which causes discrimination be a religious importance? This cold-blooded system is simply a socially constructed system kept within society. Not a religious importance.
The caste system is circulated around every part in India and other Asian countries. From Northern India to Southern India caste touches upon every individual. Castes are ranked in hierarchical order it is based on occupation or birth but purely on personality; it also determines the behaviour of one member of society over another. This social hierarchy has forever been causing hostility as it doesn’t allow society to progress, causing society to be stuck in modernity and not move into post-modernity, where traditions are broken and society becomes more fragmented. In order to move the caste system from society it has to become an all- embracing issue such as; Gay marriage which has recently become legal and has become more socially accepted.
The caste system has always been an inhumane and a repugnant system which has no religious importance whatsoever, as religion always teaches to treat everyone in fair manner regardless of race and culture and caste.