November 20, 2013 | By: Vidyanath Aarvi

Bite !!!

        Most of us are familiar with mosquito bites. If you had the opportunity to travel abroad, you might have heard about bed bug bites. If you had the experience with bed bugs, you would agree that they are even more dreadful than the mosquito bites. In this post, a more powerful, subtle, prejudice-directed, untraceable bite is explored. The dictionary says it is

backbite (v): To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).

        As you noticed, it is a verb. That means anyone of us can actually backbite our fellow colleague or friends or even relatives. The tendency is with everyone. Since everyone is imperfect, we make mistakes. When they are pointed out, exclusively associated to a person, spoken about in a repetitive manner, laughed about, the result is an irreversible damage to a person’s reputation. If we look at it honestly, we have to agree that, if we have a practice of backbiting, we are displaying multiple personality. We behave in a certain way in front of a person, and we behave in another way behind that person. We see that mosquitoes or bed bugs are not partial, they bite us whether we are awake or sleeping irrespective of skin color or racial background. But a backbiter is highly unpredictable, because he/she bites behind the back.

What is the solution?

Well !! We cannot avoid others from biting behind our back, but we can try not to backbite ourselves. We might be able to atleast reduce the frequency. Best thing to have respect for everyone, irrespective of whether they are older or younger, north or south, white or Black. I don't know how to earn respect, but I'm sure
If we respect others, then others will respect you.

After all we are all humans!