If you have directly contributed to scenarios like the ones mentioned above, or been an unfortunate witness to these acts of unkindness, then this is for you.
We take pride in squeezing discounts from the poor vegetable vendor. We are stingy while giving tips to the small errands’ boy or the house helps – and these with their callused palms and their heads bowed don’t even have the option to complain. They just have to make do with their meager options and their meager life.
Because self-esteem has long been a privilege meant to be cherished by only the affluent. If their bonus is declined or they are ill-treated, then jobs are quit, human resources teams are called upon, and court battles fought to restore their outraged morality.
But when it is these very people’s chance to be polite or to part with small change for those many rungs below, they snobbishly turn up their noses along with their car windows. This act of indifference is quickly followed up by a characteristic nodding at the depressing state of affairs in the world.
If you really want to change the world, then analyze this- If a cent falls off your wallet, you wouldn’t even realize the same. But if the same cent is handed over to a needy by at least 20 people in a day, then we have together contributed to one decent meal for a hard-working needy person.
Now analyze this – while your favorite TV characters would never thank you for your loyal patronage of them, an hour away from that TV to tutor your maid’s child would lead to a lifetime of blessings from that family. So if you truly analyze, it is the very small acts which have the big power to change the world.
And if you have the means to spare some extra change or time, then be assured that one of the best ways to feel happy and good about yourself is to be kind, and to set the wheels into motion for shaping a happier, and a much better world!