Bursting crackers is an acquired taste.
It’s rare that one naturally gets it.
There’s a steep learning curve with the risk of getting hurt, the theatrical silence, the anxiety inflicted by the loud sound and only once it’s over do you sense the adrenaline rush.
And you are hooked!
How does a culture undo this?
Logic, rants, taxes only go so far.
- In addition, can we as a culture refocus on a Diwali where you see your family making bundles of happy memories, hear their laughter, giggles and talks, smell the aroma of diyas, agarbattis, flowers and feel grateful.
Outselling hell is hard, show them the heaven instead! (metaphorically!)
- Replace the habit with planting trees, decluttering homes, visiting relatives, donating to a cause.
Bending a culture is hard, do it anyway.