“Have we failed as a race?” I ask myself as I laugh at mildly sexist jokes. It’s a guilty pleasure. These jokes are good but make us think. The question haunts me not only when we talk about women equality but at multiple times in a single day, on a daily basis, every week of every month of the year.
There are much more important things to talk about, like the equation that governs the universe, how we came into being? What would happen after the Earth has met it’s Doomsday? Will it be the Doomsday for human kind too? WILL IT BE THE DOOMSDAY FOR DOGS TOO? I ask myself, are we doing enough for our survival? Because ultimately that’s the topic of utmost importance. Survival. No religion, no country, no gender is bigger than survival.
We are here discussing, women need to be given more rights, black people need rights, freaking everyone need rights all the while a nuclear threat is casually looming over us. Let’s put aside petty issues like these and just focus on what’s important! How hard should that be?
A lot apparently because everyone wants to be the best, in this race of being the best we have all forgotten what made us humans come together to live in a society.
Thousands of years of evolution and we’re still confused which diet is better, vegan or non vegetarian. Our answer to every small hurdle is a ban and our first reaction to every new idea is offence. Have the human race, failed?
An old friend of mine, Vijay said, “ I feel that there are problems that still exist but we have come far from where we were. There is absolutely no denying that we are still fighting for women equality but look at the history and parse through the timelines, it has only become better as we have moved ahead. We still have a lot of heart wrenching pain and suffering to heal as a whole but we haven’t failed as a race. Not until i am part of this race, not until you are part of it, not until anyone reading this is, and till that point we cannot give up.”
This statement gives me hope. That maybe no, maybe the judgement is yet to come. Maybe a few more years and maybe we will achieve equality.
There are a few elements which argue that feminism these days is just about taking away men’s rights. To them i say that is a small group of women with misconstrued sense of feminism and let’s not be taking things away from our beautiful women just because of a small faction with wrong ideas.
There is a small faction of people will different ideas in every ideology. Terrorism doesn’t have a religion. I don’t think any religion is about killing, every religion is about living and living in peace. So let’s do that. Live in peace. Forget the petty issues and help people around us.
Let’s promote happiness, share sorrows, joke around and have fun.
PS: let’s ask Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to do that.
Leo Akash Jogi
Tail Twister at Leo Club of Juhu
First known sailors were Phoenicians, they discovered sailing in 4000 BCE and their techniques still exist today. During the ancient times sailing ships were made by carving timber and with a "square" cloth but today they're mostly made from fiberglass with different types of sails.
In 100 BCE Egyptians designed triangle-shaped sails, that could go against the wind in order to sail throughout the Nile.
The first Yatch Club, Water Club of Cark, was founded in 1780 and after that sailing and yatch club culture became rapidly popular throughout the world.
5 years ago on a hot summer day I saw a sailing boat for the first time. Before that time, my family already had a sailing boat for nearly 1 year but I wasn't curious about sailing. I wasn't aware that I was unknown to a sport, that will change me and become one of my utmost passions.
My sailing experience started with the island tours. Those days, requiring less effort and skill, ended when I started racing. After I got my Racing license my sailing hobby turned into a passion and all those tours turned into racing practices.
You can think, if you're not a sailor, sailing is a hobby but it's a thing that draws you inside and makes you understand that you are a sailor. After that moment only the sound of water and the breeze of the wind can give you rest and relaxation. Spotting the playful dolphins out in the open sea reminds you that you're not alone...
The pains and the feel of tiredness comes to you as a sweet feeling. When you experience those feelings...Only then you can really understand what sailing is.
"Fair winds and following seas."
Ege Can Erdoğan
Agora Leo Club, Turkey