A child has no class, creed or re­li­gion: Big B

The child at birth has no class, creed, re­li­gion or so­cial def­i­ni­tion... it is a child born out of union, out of an iden­tity, out of a lin­eage

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Amitabh Bachchan, ac­tor IANS

Amitabh Bachchan (left), who is cur­rently seen as a host on a TV show, feels that a child doesn’t have any class, creed, re­li­gion or so­cial def­i­ni­tion at birth. He says time and re­gion bring rigid def­i­ni­tions into their ex­is­tence which are then “sub­jected into gullible minds”.

The 73-year-old took to his of­fi­cial blog to share his thoughts about the “harsh re­al­ity” of so­ci­ety. He wrote: “The child at birth has no class, creed, re­li­gion or so­cial def­i­ni­tion... it is a child born out of a union, out of an iden­tity, out of a lin­eage that shall ever thrust its pres­ence in its streams of blood that rush with each beat­ing of the heart through gal­lons and miles of dis­tances through his or her liv­ing day.

“Un­til... time and des­ti­na­tion and re­gion and be­lief take over and bring rigid def­i­ni­tions into their ex­is­tence... the harsh re­al­ity, the pol­lu­tion as it were, of life, is then sub­jected, in­duced, in­jected into in­no­cent and gullible minds. Minds that shall till their dy­ing days, mostly, re­main so... com­mit­ted con­sumed and com­plete (sic).”

The ac­tor thinks many out of them have the strength of “ques­tion­ing the im­po­si­tion”, how­ever, there isn’t any an­swer which is “sat­is­fac­to­rily con­sum­able”. “Many have strength of re­volt af­ter ques­tion­ing the im­po­si­tion... many suc­cumb and many brave it away... many ques­tion their ex­is­tence in a stip­u­lated en­v­i­ron... many ask why they and why not they, like the ‘other’... many ask the con­trary.”

“But never does any get an an­swer that is sat­is­fac­to­rily con­sum­able... and when they have the bril­liance to dis­cover this, they en­deav­our, they strive, they labour, they seek, they sub­mit, they in­ter­nalise, they achieve and they pin­na­cle to the peaks that were in their vi­sion, their hori­zon,” he said.

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