It's easy to fall into victim mode and feel like the world is against you. The truth is, people aren't against you: they're just for themselves. The only thing within your control is how you react and respond to the chaotic dance of life.
Caste is a delicate issue. It's ubiquitous, and we are full of it. We should start to change things from individual level. But when you go to people and deny caste, they may not react favourably. I think if a decisive percentage of people, especially elites, start marrying out of their caste, we may see a casteless India in a generation's time.
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.
A lot of people live in fear because they haven't figured out how you're going to react when faced with a certain set of circumstances. I've come to terms with this by looking deeply into whatever makes me fearful — what are the key elements that get the hairs up on the back of my neck — and then figuring out what I can do about it.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.