I live in a tall building with many many floors. 35 floors. I stay on the 25th floor. Its very high. I look out from my window and I see the metro and many buildings. The sky is grey and ugly. The trees are downstairs but they are 5 or 6 only. I have a dog. He is a beagle. My friend has a turtle and goldfish but they keep dying. I cannot see stars every night but I know they are there. I play in the park with friends but there are mosquitoes so I have to go home soon. Sometimes, I watch tv with my aunty but it’s very stupid. One time I saw a fat woman and her choti was growing long and then she was putting that choti around another aunty’s neck and they were fighting. I don’t think the director had money to make proper special effects … that’s what my father told me.
Today, my father showed me a documentary. Is it true that we are being unkind to you? We are cutting your trees, fighting for your oil, killing all the forests and animals? We are making factories and their poison is going into your lakes and seas? It is also making the air bad? Is that why I cannot see the stars at night? We are doing many bad things and you are giving us ‘time out’ but we are not listening. When I don’t listen to mummy and papa then I get a black mark and I don’t get my sunday treat when I get to go to the big park in Delhi and play with my dog oscar. I fight all the bad men. They hide in the trees so I carry all my guns with me and then I shoot them. I have to protect my mummy and papa. Oscar goes mad in the park. He likes to run around and meet all the other dogs. If I don’t go to the park on sundays I get sad and oscar also is sad. I try to be good so I can go to the park.
If humans are not listening to you then if you punish them they will also listen. My mummy says there are consequences for every action. Its a big word I know very well. If I do and say good things then there are good consequences. If I do and say bad things then there are bad consequences and I have to take responsibility for my actions. So the same thing should happen to adults also. They are big and know so much. Don’t they know if they are doing bad things to you then there will be bad consequences?
I am writing to you because I don’t think you know all this. You should not let people bully you. Or be bad to you. You can give them a black mark and don’t give them their treats. They will also learn that only good actions have good consequences. Please write to me if you are sad or want me to help you. I am very good at fighting bad people. I have to go now. I have to eat so I can become strong and big like my father.
A small boy with super powers