No passion for compassion?!
Just about a few months ago, I was standing by the edge of a footpath and suddenly I felt someone was trying to hold on to my shoulder tightly from behind me. It was as if someone's trying to push me down. I turned back agitated and when I was just about to shout "What the!", the person uttered with a low hesitant voice ,"I'm handicapped....sorry". I was dumbstruck with guilt. I just stood there for a moment not knowing what to do with an expression as blank as paper. After a second or two knowingly or unknowingly I muttered ,"sorry". He simply got a hold of his crutches; adjusting his fixture he replied, "don't be" and left the place. I looked around and realized the uneven surface of the footpath and a very small space left between two parked motorbikes had caused him to lose his balance. This incident kept coming back to my mind for days. How could I be so insensitive and lose my temper just because a person in need held my shoulder .Am I that shallow or would anyone have done that. Knowing that had I not been there at the time, he would have fallen on the ground with nothing to get hold off, made me feel even worse for the man. No one cares about handicapped people while making roads or parking vehicles....
In fact no one cares for anyone except their own interests anymore. Whatever happened to the value called as compassion we were taught during high school. Society was created with an expectation of understanding one's surrounding so that we all could co-exist. Every single religion preaches compassion. Talk about science, the entire pyramid of an ecosystem is a brilliant example of compassion wherein everyone provides for the survival of others.
We have set out on the path to contact life forms beyond planet earth but yet we aren't able to live peacefully with life forms already on the earth. All we have are certain childish stereotypes that we make peace with when someone suffers. "Only if she had not taken the night job" "only if he had not resisted arrest"(even though he was innocent) "Only if this-that religion didn't exist". No matter what; the victim always does something wrong unless we ourselves aren't victims. We try to distance ourselves away from problems others face instead of helping solve them,hoping no one else faces it. I hope we start being at least a little bit compassionate, for if you just want to reach the top alone 'It would get pretty lonely up there without anyone else'!
-Eminem (Beautiful)But you'd have to walk a thousand miles
In my shoes, just to see
What it's like, to be me
I'll be you, let's trade shoes
Just to see what it'd be like
To feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each others' minds
Just to see what we'd find
Look at s**t through each others' eyes
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful
They can all get f**ked, just stay true to you
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