“Sabse bada rog, kya kahenge log”
This catchy and rhyming phrase in Hindi, translates to “The biggest ailment of all, is what will people say [about me]?”
Many an industry, business, career (and fortune) is being made around selling one product alone – ‘social acceptance’.
We tend to be the consumers of this product – via social media, fashion, luxury items, fairness creams (yes that’s a thing!), certain qualifications, many (fake) relationships – among other things.
Nothing inherently wrong with this perhaps. But we must be cognizant of this craze for social acceptance.
Do we own them objects, or do they own us?