Yesterday, two people really close to me said at different times:

“Gandhi was a cheat!”

“How can Shah Rukh fast? He is married to a Hindu?”

I am super annoyed and agitated at these comments. Basic assumptions on no historical or religious knowledge but founded by the social and cultural norms and views. I made my arguments against both but at the end of the day realized, that we need a LOT of patience to exist in this world and more so to co-exist with people of differing opinions.

It is really scary to know how vehemently people believe in their set of beliefs, sometimes, totally orthogonal to others’ beliefs. One can see why it is easy to stir the masses against each other by politicians, religious scholars and all others in whose interest it is to make the masses clash with each other.