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Sikhs are too nice...to other religions, and not among ourselves.


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I'm talking about the inter-religious faith ceremonies that we hold at our Gurudwaras. The standing up for other religions.

We tend to try to appease other communities too much or attempt to come off as being helpgul. We put all our effort into that, and instead denigrate our own fellow Sikhs and our practices by incorporating and being flexible to the practices of others. Where's our "Ankh"?

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On 7/17/2018 at 1:55 PM, Premi5 said:

Yes, true. 

Btw, were Jews also supportive of each other so much, or did the difficult times of the world wars bind them closer together

Jews, for the most part, have been very supportive of each other. Even the non-religious ones. They work in unison. Ours like to go against each other just for the sake of it.

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On 7/17/2018 at 2:19 AM, TejS said:

I'm talking about the inter-religious faith ceremonies that we hold at our Gurudwaras. The standing up for other religions.

We tend to try to appease other communities too much or attempt to come off as being helpgul. We put all our effort into that, and instead denigrate our own fellow Sikhs and our practices by incorporating and being flexible to the practices of others. Where's our "Ankh"?

The question is why do us Sikhs do this?

What are the factors that make this happen and how can this be reversed? 

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i think its because wealth is very important in our culture, the whole reason punjabis came to these countries in the first place is to earn money and become wealthy. look how punjabis send money back to Punjab to build huge kotis that looks like towers, then to make it look even taller they stick a statue of a aeroplane or a bull on top. They all want to compete with their shareeka even if they are residing abroad. Our community is strongly driven by money. The Singh doing english katha at the local gurdwara said that if our leaders ever needed to sell the kaum for money they would do it!  The more money your have the more sexier, hotter, fit your considered in the community. So coming from a community which is so driven by wealth it would me normal to compete with one another and put each other down. Its drilled into our heads from a young age, look how parents drill it into their kids heads that you should have better exam results than so and so's kids. Look at Punjabi wedding receptions, they all want to take it one notch higher than how their restidaars did it. Punjabi weddings have grown from a humble marriage ceremony at home to these huge carnivals in 5* hotels, all in the name of competition.  We are taught to compete with other Punjabis from very young age.   Obviously not everyone is like this, i have come across many humble young Sikhs. Its just the way our culture is and how most of us are bought up 

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On 7/16/2018 at 6:19 PM, TejS said:

I'm talking about the inter-religious faith ceremonies that we hold at our Gurudwaras. The standing up for other religions.

We tend to try to appease other communities too much or attempt to come off as being helpgul. We put all our effort into that, and instead denigrate our own fellow Sikhs and our practices by incorporating and being flexible to the practices of others. Where's our "Ankh"?

So True !!!! 

Our folks do not help each other at all in a collective form to our own- be it financially or morally. 

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36 minutes ago, AjeetSinghPunjabi said:

I am seriously reaching a conclusion that sikhs have some sense of self-loathing in them 

There is an element of that for sure.

I think there is also an element of the people that betray you the most are the ones closest to you. 

I think we instinctively think we are going to rip each other off so there develops mistrust. 

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On 8/5/2018 at 8:16 PM, AjeetSinghPunjabi said:

I am seriously reaching a conclusion that sikhs have some sense of self-loathing in them 

We see some of it on here about Panjabi culture....

Think status means everything in our community - top jobs, high salaries, nice cars, big houses, fancy weddings, latest fashion etc.... it all means a lot, to look better than others and taking pride in it....but we're not the only community who does this and there are some in other communities who self-loathe as some of ours do e.g. uncle toms.

A lot of whiteys are more careful with their words but don't think they don't have any either...

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