Winston S. Churchill, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, stated in an interview with New Statesman in 1939, “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop.” We just can’t agree more with him. The criticism may be painful to hear but it is needed in order to develop yourself and that is why we must always have an honest critic by our corner.
A Quora user asked a question on the platform about the Nepalese people. In his own language, the question was, “What traits do you find annoying/irritating about the Nepalese?” There were only two answers to this question replied by other Quora users and one of them made us think hard, very hard. The user pointed out eight different traits of the Nepalese people that he doesn’t like and all of them make a lot of sense. Without any edits, all of his points are as follows:
- Too much pride about natural gifts like the Himalayas and water resources which weren’t a result of hard work of the people while not taking steps to conserve those gifts.
- Too much pride about the birth of Lord Buddha in Nepal, while not following his teachings of peace and harmony.
- Racial segregation. I’m thinking about how one race will stereotype the other. Dalits still have problems in the rural areas. How certain words are used for people from the Terai region.
- Lots of superstitions and beliefs. For example animal sacrifices.
- Being proud of the unique triangular national flag of the country while most Nepalese won’t prefer to come back to Nepal after getting a chance to study and live in western countries. They do all that they can to avoid coming back like filing for Asylums and hiding and staying out till they are caught and deported back.
- How littering everywhere is normal among the people.
- Animal cruelty is also common. You’ll find people annoy, beat, kick or throw rocks on street animals like dogs. Pet dogs are also mistreated as they are tied up to a rope all the time.
- Being proud of Gurkhas who are actually Nepalese people serving another country as their national army for money and perhaps a citizenship to get out of Nepal permanently.
We don’t know who the user is and where the person is from as they have left an ‘Anonymous’ reply but from what they said, it is definitely sure that they have lived or did live in Nepal for a long time and experienced quite a lot. Or it might also be a Nepali but that’s not very important; what’s important is what they have pointed out. We don’t need to get offended that they had only bad things to say about us but we should actually start thinking how can we improve on all those points.
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