It saddens my heart to read about the multiplying attacks, hatred, and negativity in our world today. Forget even those. Closer back home, it is disgusting to watch people have no respect and compassion for one another.
I have seen a young man yell at a differently abled person for getting off the bus slowly. I have witnessed women not giving up their seat for a pregnant woman. I have heard people making snide remarks about someone just because he wasn’t as affluent as them. Among the worst of them is seeing a wife not thanking her husband for saving her in time from the brink of destruction.
It makes me wonder, how hard have our hearts become?
Isn’t there even a pint of soft corner where compassion resides?
It’s not a mammoth task or something, you know – being compassionate.
Pick up a child who has fallen down.
Help an elderly person with their heavy grocery bags.
Offer your seat to pregnant and elderly people.
Listen when someone is telling you something.
Be patient when you’re in a hurry and someone asks you for directions.
Be grateful to those who stick by you no matter what.
How much time and effort would the above take you? Surely not more than a minute. Yet, we have all the time in the world to waste over gossip, television, and games.
We ourselves don’t practice compassion and then wonder why the world is not a kinder place!
Tell me, who makes up this world of ours? You and me, right? So, if you and me are not compassionate, how can you expect the world to be so?
Start now! Be compassionate to those you meet in life. And yes, we humans have a weird tendency to be kinder to strangers than our own folks back home. So, be kind to your family and friends too.
As the saying goes, ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’
Be the change. Be Compassionate.
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