A LOVE VIRUS

Tahira Mir

“Life is a journey” A sentence that I heard since I have understood my senses. A question heaved in my thoughts and hit my sanity that “where are we travelling?” of so many things which made me questioned like this is the love virus that is circulating as fast as blood in the vessels.
We are living in a society where a temporary and an illegal relationship is called love. Where to cheat on our family is called a sacrifice in it, where two unmarried people are called a couple. I passed by of the same kind of couple at my institution. I didn’t wonder when the girl rushed away from him when her parents were about to pick her up because, she was not the first girl I have seen. I have heard the girls and boys saying “I cannot live without” and have watched them marrying someone else, and living their lives.
If I talk on a forthright scale then it’s truly incontrovertible to call this most commonly seen relation as boyfriend and girlfriend. The highest percentages of people who are suffering from this virus are students.
This germ is attacking on a higher range of students from primary to university level. Students of even grade one have sense of this illness. All these same students, when reaches higher level of studies become busier in forbidden activities .They see the opposite gender with a view of having a relation of so called love.
Inevitably they diverge from their studies and spend their precious time in hanging out with their partner at class time and at home busy themselves on phone and other social media. Is this the only reason left for having co-education? They sneak into universities and colleges and get involved in the love virus. With respect to our society girls who involve in affairs with boys suffer more problems.
Their parents send them to the institutions to study. They spend money on them. But they remain unaware of their daughter that how she is playing with their trust. She gets trapped by a stranger’s sweet words forgetting her parent’s true love which she received since when she wasn’t even born.
This not only filths her character but also causes problems to her family as well as her own marriage life. She faces menace from society which sometimes becomes the reason of suicides. On the contrary boys are less likely to suffer such problems. The only outcome which he had to bear is the view of people with a tag of grubby character.
Apart from everything most of the students know that they are not serious in what they are doing but still they do. Sometimes the case is so absurd that some people in spite of being engaged or married keeps such relations.
Sometimes a question mark yanks in my mind that would this be the case if our society was not subjected to the love movies and all the entertainment related to it? The main reason behind this love virus is the mucky movies and dramas which our media is showing. The radio shows about love are also in the lead .This all is spoiling our nation and youngsters. They seek pleasure in copying what they watch in movies and dramas. According to a recent research its very embarrassing to know that Pakistan is first in the worlds traffic of porn sites. Is this how we are travelling our lives?
Our government should take a serious control over the media to save our new generation. Apart from this our youngsters should be given awareness sessions to mold them to think above the plains of opposite gender and to make them realize that there are a lot many things in this world other than this boyfriend, girlfriend circle .
This will help to explore much more about the world and creative being working together in spite of allowing themselves to become the victim of the love virus which is of no worth except a wastage of time and lives.