All are equal before the law is an oft quoted golden rule, more in theory than in practice especially so in the Indian context. A lie oft repeated becomes the truth is again a maxim with our people. So also is forgetting and forgiving people for faults committed consciously or unconsciously. However, I feel when it comes to forgetting and forgiving, we cannot wholly attribute to loss of memory due to aging as it is the case of loss of hearing but can compare the two to Selective hearing which has nothing to do with one’s age! I have ample evidence of this phenomenon and am still to understand what causes Selective forgetting and forgiving where mostly the pleasant incidents and experiences are quickly forgotten and the negative and unpleasant ones remembered for posterity adding to our misery. So also it is when it comes to forgiving people for their commissions and omissions.
In this context I would like to mention, we should not forget Viswanathan Anand was the world champion of Chess until recently and he will certainly make a comeback in future. Let’s not write him off and follow suit with the media which focused too much on Sachin’s retirement until he actually chose to call it a Day!
n.meera raghavendra rao