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by Stefan Alievikj on 6th October, 2011 at 11:18 AM CEST

The majority of people nowadays is infected with the phenomenon of wrong-labeled values. Humans in general prefer to sit cynical aside and do nothing. Furthermore, humans tend to discourage those active youths that care for various causes, willing to make a little change in their environment.

It's just another form of discrimination, form - one of many; a way to manifest social exclusion. The question that we should ask ourselves is simple: Do we really need social exclusion in a modern society?

The development of society brought an ever-present phenomenon - alienation. It's the age where humans prefer to alienate themselves, seduced by technology. Bad communication gets commoner and mass media presents unfriendly world of danger out there, a world where people are not desirable or safe. 

As we grow up, we discover our own inner world and many of us find undesirable. The society has created so many conventions and norms that can't fit each born human on this planet. Not everyone can be included according to what is normal by the general opinions. Instead of celebrating differences, we often tend to resent what is different or alternative. Then, we forget that otherness is greatness. Youths respond to this in the most sensitive ways. Youths can feel underprivileged and can find themselves thinking they are second-hand citizens.

Do you like to be treated as second-hand citizen? Wouldn’t you feel better if you saw for example disabled young men studying in your school, with strength to go with the flow? It takes bravery and will to move out in the unfriendly world?

It is said that the average person is usually astonished when they see a physically handicap person show intense signs of emotional happiness. How could someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy? The answer rests in how they use the resources they do have. Stevie Wonder couldn’t see, so he exploited his sense of hearing into a passion for music, and he now has 25 Grammy Awards to prove it. 

Do you think that a homosexual didn't want to raise a normal family with partner from the opposite sex? One out of ten gay teenagers commits suicide because of their sexual orientation. Nature made us all different. Even among animals there are cases that prefer the same sex. They don't judge themselves for that. I guess, in a way sometimes animals are cleverer than humans.

We can ask ourselves endless questions. Each one of us moves around with small bunch of stereotypes and prejudges. Feels like time to throw them away. An act of inclusion can turn a world around!

 

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In truth, we can’t have progress in society with social exclusion. Happiness should be for everyone, not for certain number of people. Because, when you are born nobody asked you if you wanted to be black or white, gay or not, deft or blind.

So, my question: when was the last time when you as active young people made someone feel better and included in the scary environment that humanity managed to built? 

Stefan Alievikj, C:F Writer Action Team #6

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Mayank Rajput

Mayank Rajput | Action team

fabulous artcile Stefan
well i try to do this in my own way
but i know its not sufficient
we need to do this together as a society

6th October, 2011 @ 2:49 PM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Yes, we should, but even if we feel alone we should not resign and stop.
P.S. Parchments of this article were inspired by this song, so here it is :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZXk7paoOT5M

6th October, 2011 @ 6:11 PM CEST

Muhammad Jehangir Khan

Muhammad Jehangir Khan | Action team | CF Chapters

hmmm......... awesoum..... this is amazing article... :)

6th October, 2011 @ 9:22 PM CEST

Shahzaman Murtaza  Khuhro

Shahzaman Murtaza Khuhro | Action team

this is a nice article
there is a person at my school, who is now one of good friends, he has a deviant body, his fingers are curved he cant open his hands properly, i feel proud of the fact that i was with this guy from the very beginning and i never made him realize at any point of his deviant body, he gained so much confidence that he has learnt how to drive the car, he drives better than me.. he is with us all the time, he has come over that minor natural fault.

11th October, 2011 @ 10:21 AM CEST

Jovana Djurkovic

Jovana Djurkovic | Action team | CF Chapters

Stefan, final version of this article is great. :) Think it will inspired people to participate in QC youth for youth. In modern society, discrimination should disappear.

Thumbs up for the topic :))

11th October, 2011 @ 2:50 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

you article made & will make thinking process very fast at the moment they finish article...

its all about what values we carry within ourselves... we learnt from our childhood that other is not other he is your divine brother.. :)

I still remember the session taken by Saad Khan during 1st CF summit and some1 ask him what you do as individual for environment... and he replied if I see any garbage on my way, i just pick it up and throw it into dustbin... Thats me, Saad.. :) ---

feel proud for what you are, do what you believe in, no matter with other things.. :)

12th October, 2011 @ 10:19 AM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Funny thing with the garbage collecting, Jatin you reminded me of a habit of my own. I use to collect small trash in my pockets instead of throwing them away on the street. Recently, I saw one of my friends doing the same :) It's funny when you see small thing working out... a little positive change made. Why not trying to make some bigger changes?
The thing is... we should never stop. :)

12th October, 2011 @ 9:15 PM CEST

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