One afternoon, Vinash came home from school with a puzzled look on his face. When his father asked him what was on his mind he said, ``our teacher said all of us are equal. But how can that be? We all look so different?’’
His father thought for a moment and then said, ``I will explain that. But first let us go to the market.’’ there he bought green, red and yellow apples.
On reaching home Vinash father put all the apples on the table and said, ``It’s time to answer your question.’’
He continued, ``Vinash, people are just apples. They come in all different color, shapes and sizes.
See, some of the apples have been bumped around and are bruised. Around and are bruised.
``They may not even look as delicious as the others’’.
As he was talking, Vinash was examining each apple carefully.
His father then took each of the apples and peeled them, after this the green apple and the yellow apple’’.
Vinash said, `I can not tell. They all look the same now.’’
``Take a bite of each apple and see weather it helps you to figure out which one is which.’’
Vinash took big bites and then a huge smile came across his face. ``Father, I understand now! People are just like apples. They look different, but once you feel peel them off, they are pretty much the same inside.’’ ``Right, son’’, his father said,’’ Just like how everyone has their own personality but are stilled basically the same’’.
Vinash totally understood the meaning of equality. What a perfect food for thought!
After all, there is only one race-humanity.