As a topic for debate, we were asked to prepare for a debate for an intra-school competition against the notion “The World Suffers Because Of Silence Of Good People”. Here is the speech I decided to give for the elimination round of the debate. Lets hope I get selected for being a representative of my class in the debate.
“The World Suffers Because Of Silence Of Good People”
I rise here to present my case on the topic “The World suffers because of the Silence of Good people”. And I am AGAINST it.
I am of the strong opinion that before making any such categorical statement, we need to first understand, what are the real issues causing suffering to the mankind. Are they not known? Is there any lack of awareness about them? Do they make any discrimination amongst good or bad people?
Have we considered the biggest challenges today like poverty, diseases, national disaster, terrorism or even the present drought situation in many parts of India – the worst in decades.
Poverty – everybody is against it, terrorism – everybody is against it. All other issues in our society are because of people not adjusting with others and lack of opportunity. Terrorists want to punch their ideology on others by the means of violence but most of the people in this world are against this. If you take poverty most of the people want to eradicate it, majority of population wants to get rid of poverty. The precarious condition of farmers in Marathwada region is known to everybody.
And there is no silence about all this, in fact the situation is that everybody is just talking about them. Take any politician – any, he will talk about need to remove these sufferings and eventually become representative of people.
No, my friends. Silence has nothing to do with the real problems. People of Nepal suffered a lot because of the earthquake last year. We felt tremors in our school also. Is there any connection between people’s suffering there and silence of good people. No. not at all. Action matters, mere speaking does not change anything.
The matter of fact is that this world suffers because of differences and inequality. From the day when communities began to form there was difference, there was greed and there was ambition and this made some powerful and some backward.
So, there is absolutely no point in saying that this world suffers due to silence of good people because all people themselves suffer from something or the other and everybody wants sufferings to end. There is no one on this planet who is free from sufferings. Pain and happiness always go hand in hand. The true happiness lies in being content.
The speech ends here. Hope that you enjoyed reading it.