Post the Cauvery verdict, my onsite manager – a Tamizhian – came up to me and asked whether I hated all Tamizhians.
I just stared at him for a few seconds wondering how on the earth a person so senior in position could ask such a question.... and how could I make my answer diplomatic. It was almost like waving a red flag before a bull – too controversial a topic to discuss in a professional environment. In the end, I just stated, totally deadpan, "Any particular reason?"
Maturity, unfortunately, does not come with age!
So what exactly is maturity?
To have perception of what’s wrong and right? And to choose accordingly?
Where does this perception come from?
From our upbringing..... and what we learn from the environment around?
Who’s responsible for our upbringing?
A select group comprising our parents, peers, relatives, elders etc?
Though our Sanskaar is the foundation of our decision-making, the right to choose is completely ours.
The decision is all ours........