“Free Hug” Day
Posted by Srividya Ram
It is virtually the last day of the academic year and apparently (!!) coincided with the free hug day – 13th February. The children (who are in their tweens and early teens) declared a ‘free hug’ day at school. Secret notes being passed, messages were sent and everyone informed…..
Of course, this is only within the student community – there is so much care that the teachers and principal should not come to know of it.
Children definitely had the understanding about the concept of free hug day – the hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness, purportedly selfless acts performed by a person for the sole reason of making other feel better – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Hugs_Campaign
But, the children unanimously understand that this is something which the teachers are not going to agree for, not at least within the school premises. No one dares to inform any teachers.
Is it by default that we assume that others are hypocrites – the teachers who preach us about being kind to others, but not understand the act of kindness?
Think about it and if we look for incidences in our life, we realize that most of the time we perceive (it is perception mostly) that some one else is a hypocrite………don’t u think that even the thought of considering someone a hypocrite, while not even giving a chance for them is hypocrisy?