Mean things some people say about forces, how many have you heard?

When I was little, I used to feel horrible whenever our soliders died for our country or otherwise but this pain intensified over time making me realise something as I grew up.

I realised that in the time of empty promises, rampant corruption and a general drive towards self gratification among many people, if there is anyone who is above all this and actually cares about our country and people (to the extent of willingly dying for their land) then that is only our army and other forces. (Obviously talking about those who are true to their duty.) 

They are the reason we are safe especially when so many are trying to walk in and wreak havoc on our land. And likewise worldwide.

While there is a profound sense of respect towards them among most people but unfortunately there are still some who have the heart to say mean things about them and this number isn’t that small it seems. These are some of the things they say  –

  • It’s their job – They believe that it’s their job to lay down their lives for their nation and hence no big deal. It’s fascinating that their sense of duty and love towards their motherland run so deep that they willingly offer their lives despite many of them being more than qualified enough for better paying jobs and yet they choose this life. 
  • They get facilities – “So what they’re in the army? Not everyone fights in the war and even the ones who do, they get so many facilities, it’s almost unfair,” someone had once said to me. This person boasts of being a big humanitarian. They should say this to their family members who are left behind. Can facilities compensate for a living person who dies? And because of our awesome system, many of the families don’t even get that.
  • Thanklessness – Above points boil down to the fact that these people seem so utterly thankless towards those who actually care about their safety and once again are dying for it just so they could make these “enlightening” statements in the comfort of their homes. Not to mention living a very difficult life and many even in the harshest conditions. These people cry a great deal if there are attacks everywhere except when it’s on the base of forces. What’s with this thanklessness? Do they not deserve even a tiny bit of their love? 
  • Jokes – these days there is a trend of making sick jokes on the struggle of army a lot of times to get back at their supporters. What’s daunting is that many of them tirelessly support animal rights of a select group of animals, consider humanity their only relegion and even advocate for human rights of various criminals but turn a blind eye towards the pain and struggles of the forces. And on top of that they make jokes! How can you be humanitarian for one cause and ignore others? It doesn’t work that way.

Whatever on earth is wrong with such people? I mean wouldn’t it be disheartening and soul crushing for these men to hear these things? Disgusting.

By Twinklingwords

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62 thoughts on “Mean things some people say about forces, how many have you heard?

  1. Yes V, this is true , the quality of public discourse is getting ruined by the day in the age of smart tweets and ubersmart whatsapp messages. Everything has to be linked to being witty, and in the process people forget about the redlines. If people can’t be appreciative of the selfless life-risking work that the forces do, they rather not make a mockery of the same. Thanks for bringing this issue out, at least some sane minds would connect.

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    1. Hey AR☺ you’re so right, everything that has made us human and civilized, it seems many are unlearning them in a bit to be more witty, cool and suddenly somehow many of them think that whatever had been taught in the past was flawed, so no point following them. Have you seen this trend on Twitter?
      Thank you so much for your kind words.
      Also, how are you?😀

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      1. Absolutely, that is the new breed of pseudo-intellectuals V, let them be till sanity hits them someday ! I am good, have been in the midst of things so got a little inactive. Hope you are doing good, enjoying the last few days of Delhi winters 😛

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  2. That’s a post that should be read by every citizen of our country and need to understand that army people are fighting on borders for us that’s why we can sleep peacefully at night. But few people don’t understand their sacrifice for country. Thank you for such a post👍

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  3. That’s a really good post and I have rants like this all the time. In all honesty we have become a society of ungracious, self-serving fools. We don’t appreciate what anyone else does for us, either directly or indirectly. Everything is taken for granted and everything is up for grabs. Seriously I’m sick of it sometimes! It’s great that you are standing up and lending a voice.

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    1. Hi, Jolene☺
      I feel exactly the same what you have so clearly desrcibed, I couldn’t have expressed it any better. Helped me feel a less frustrated to see that there still some who have a pure sense of humanity left in them and not the flawed kind that has become so prevalent in present times.
      Thank you for your kind words😃

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  4. Sorry to hear that these types of people still exist and you had to hear their rants !! I mean ,have you watched that video posted by a soldier on fb about the kind of food they have to eat after training .. it was so bad that my hostel messfood would be a delight compared to it. But whatever there’s two things that boil me up when people say it to me ..1. when they talk these things about real patriots as you’ve said and 2. When some short minded people say ill about Gandhiji because he didn’t “fight” bravely according to them ! (Here by fight they mean blood , pistols and war and all..!) But whatever … I don’t hesitate to have an open debate with them on the spot and what you’ve done after writing this is applaud-worthy 👍👌

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    1. Yes, it was heartbreaking and shameful, certainly not the way they deserve to be treated. That’s why it’s all the more important for the thankless kind to be ever more grateful to them.
      I know what you mean about being too angry about these issues but it hardly helps yar to debate, they just don’t listen! So I stopped now. But good thing that you’re keeping it on. Probably you’ll make someone see how ungrateful they are. Hope they reach sanity soon.
      Thank you for your appreciation ☺

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      1. Yeah.. they will not understand because their minds will not allow them !! But what I’ve noticed is that the other persons being influenced by these shortminded persons’ rants were supporting me after debate ! I’m not telling others to take on a debate. I know it’s hard and not helping in our country these days. But yaar, I can’t help myself with that. Matlab pehle se hi fitrat aisi hai ..kyaa karoon !? 😅

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      2. Well I honestly wish and hope to learn this art from you, I’m horrible at arguments too😂😭 (talking about Facebook to face things! Oh I wish I could deal with debates and arguments through writing!!

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      3. You are doing it right though.. don’t forget that good writing can change the world 🙌 Or atleast some persons !! Guess what ?? I made some of my friends read this post and they were totally with you 👍 Keep writing girl 😎

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    2. Also, people say a lot of things on Gandhiji. I’ve heard many conflicting views. What would be better if they rather do something for the country or at least respect those who had done or are still doing for their motherland.

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    1. In most case among such people, I guess the use of education is limited to holding intellectual discussions in the safety of their homes mocking forces and advocating for the human rights of criminals. Ugh!

      Thank you for your beautiful words magical soul, indeed living upto to your name. Thank you for visiting☺

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  5. This is such a beautiful tribute to the soldiers Twinklingwords. I do hope they get to read it some days. I am sure they would love to stumble across such post. I did not realise people had such an attitude towards soldiers, so sad. It seems to me that such an attitude is becoming more and more the general kind of attitude; taking things for granted, not appreciating our very own specie really. But luckily, there are still some people like you around gifted with a pen to spread the words of love.

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    1. You’re so right about these things gradually taking a more mainstream course, very unfortunately. But yes again thankfully many still respect them and have some kindness in their heart in general so it’s not very alarming.
      I do hope they read it too someday, the soldiers and the kind the I’m ranting against!
      Thank you, Belle😄

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  6. Wonderful writeup,i personally never appreciate mockery,jokes or anything sounds cheap in context of armed forces because i feel this is not an occupation it is more than that, they are sacrificing most of the luxuries of life including thier families.The people who are doing mockeries for them are doing mockery of nation.

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  7. I remember some lines by Grandmaster Shifuji, He said, “Dont tell army how to work, they work at some places which these politicians wont be able to locate on map, Do politics with anythings, just don’t do it with the flag in which bodies of soldiers are covered.. Just give them respect, nothing else…

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  8. A great tribute to those young men who dedicate their lives weathering the extreme weather conditions and loneliness to save ours! The people who joke or question are those who have never once understood the pains of living a life without family, under the constant command of their seniors, weathering extreme climatic conditions and yet standing strong to face the enemy and save their country!
    Salute these young men and their conviction!
    Very well expressed, TW!

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      1. Absolutely! Let’s just say that a passionate writer recognizes another and I believe we are just that! So glad I met you here and get to read about wat so believe so very well expressed ! Hugs my dear friend 🙌😍!

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  9. Yea.totally agreed. People who doesn’t fight the war, finds it thrilling……..
    Even I heard people saying……. We should start a full fledged war with Pak or with terrorists and other random stupid stuff…..
    Man people who’ll die in those war have a family……. Well i don’t speak much sense on such serious matters….. But you did a good job……

    P.S didn’t know how missed all your posts….???

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    1. No, no, you just talked much sense. Of course those who are backing war aren’t going to be in line fighting for their lives and that of others. No concern about them and their poor families. Heights.
      And miss hogya hoga, busy hoge shayad.

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  10. There will always be people who will willfully refuse to accept and acknowledge other’s sacrifice, struggle and hard work……..because its easy to to judge from a distance……..god help them……and god bless our soldiers!!!! 🙂 🙂

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  11. Not everyone realize what it feels like to sleep every night with death lurking around, to long for mere few days at home so that their two year old daughter/son don’t forget their face, to dream about a peaceful nation with every living breath, to fight for others, so thoughtless that if they cannot appreciate others, they prefer to speak ill of them.
    Not everyone can understand the greatness a soldier’s aura possesses, but you do and my respect for you has increased ten times-fold with this. 🙂

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    1. I can’t tell you how great it feels when people take enough interest, read and leave comments that sum up the post so perfectly. Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciating the intent too☺
      I wish those who talk ill read this comment, the line (son/daughter don’t forget their face) was heartbreakingly true. So true. How difficult that life must be. 😭😭 Hope these people are somehow reading it. Would serve the purpose.
      Thanks once again, Aditi☺

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      1. I can understand, girl. Pain is something these ill-minded people might have not experienced. Poor chaps!
        But we are the ones who have to make up for their negativity, and me reading this, you writing this, I guess we have achieved it to some extent.☺️

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement and appreciation. I do hope that happens☺
      Yes, you’re right, no reservations there, open for anyone who is skilled and has an altruistic heart, so that way of course, every community is represented there. My heart fills with so much respect when I think of all of them.
      Yes, I will read for sure. Thank you for stopping by.

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