KATHMANDU, JUNE 14
Dear Politics, Remember the last time we had a meaningful conversation? I don't. It's been a long time since you listened to me. It has always been you who talks and me who listens. Now it's high time you listened.
You have been the talk of the town ever since I remember.
There were always so many things written in the newspapers about you. I remember when our country was declared a federal, democratic republic. I did not understand a word then. Then, we were taught about democracy, and I still remember the first definition: "Democracy is the system of government of the people, by the people and for the people."- May be you have forgotten. You have been so out of touch recently that I almost forgot that we were meant to be together for the betterment of both of us.
What is the use of having you when you cannot solve our problems during adversities? As they say "Adversity builds character, but it also reveals character".
So it is up to you how you build yourself.
Let's not be very bitter. I am actually thankful to you for many things. Thanks to your nature, I did not have to study all those points in the politics portion of social studies because the mega answer to most of the questions was 'political instability'. Thanks to the unrest caused by you, I got so many holidays at school. Thanks to you always making headlines, I became familiar with so many political terms. Thanks to you, I have learnt to have an opinion.
But seeing your condition at the moment, I have something I want to share with you. First of all, let me share with you a quote that never gets old: 'All animals are born equal, but some animals are more equal than others'. This is a famous quote from a book whose story depicts your present condition.
Are some of us more equal merely due to your preferences? You should start recognising us as humans rather than numbers.
Let us not forget that we need you and you need us. I know you are habituated to always being in the spotlight, but when the country is in a big problem, you should focus on that problem rather than on yourself. Lastly, I feel like your huge house has a very small base, and hence it is so unstable.
May be increasing the area of your base would help. Do you know what makes that base? It is trust.
As your childhood friend, I just wish you to succeed, and for that, the first thing you should work on is stability. Stability because the more stable you become, the stronger you get. One last thing, please keep listening to us because we are as interconnected as plants and animals. This much for today.