Sumi-Chandresh, Age: 23

Learning Activist, Shikshantar

artist, poet, singer, actor, hiker, 12th grade drop-out

i am crazy

People point their finger towards me

And scream

He is a crazy person

He is a mad person

Because

I honestly believe that

There is no need of ‘schools’

There is no need of ‘armies’

There is no need of ‘nation-states’

There is no need of ‘government’

Yes I am crazy

Yes I am mad

Because

I do care if someone is oppressed

I do care if someone is exploited

I do care if someone is killed

I do care if someone is raped

Let us stop becoming

bureaucrats, oppressors or bosses

Let us first become

human beings

                                                                                                                                     Lucknow, 30/11/99