“Soaked in tears, my weary eyes they may see day and night. A single coin every time they throw, I wonder how it may help as I catch hold of each penny they give. When they could easily they still fail to empathize, yet with me some may sympathize because in a corner of their hearts human emotions with a ruffle shall be awaken subtly, when they walk past feeble me.”
Such is the plight of the homeless and their unheard stories I’m able to pen in words, to voice the suffering all sapless souls go through day and night, as they sit still with a begging bowl or keep running back and forth on the pavements to earn a meal.
My heart breaks into million pieces and preoccupied my mind becomes when I begin to contemplate upon the thought of poverty and the misery those afflicted by such circumstances continue to grapple with. All human beings are equal, though maybe born differently. To fill happiness in the hearts of those who are deprived of a normal existence therefore, is a responsibility to be shouldered by the privileged. If every individual could see another just as they see themselves, every attempt made to see a smile on another’s face shall become a spontaneous effort.
Happiness to one may be deriving pleasure by entertaining one’s own self and to another extending a gesture of charity is considered joyful. No disparity we would ever see if every soul could see another just as they see themselves, so that happiness to all would only mean helping each other and not let anyone suffer. Human values instilled in mankind from childhood if practiced rightly; it shall evolve and prevail to help reciprocate with each other kind gestures which have been extended as good deeds. Sadly yet evidently, values in the human society which were once deep rooted are now fading away and effort is made by none to prevent its removal. Only a handful of those whose lifestyles remain immersed in a value-oriented culture, continue to uphold the richness of ethics and believe that good merit one engages in shall be reciprocated in due course.
To be able to give selflessly is a trait of value some are born with. To be able to care for another as much as you care for yourself is a facet of one’s cultured nature. How beautiful the world would be if we could love each other, as we love ourselves and consider another’s happiness to be our own. If such thoughts were entertained commonly and kind gestures were reciprocated by each other, the world we live in would have been a much better place.
Life would be worth living, if we learn to value each life as our own and then shall we consider it to be a duty we have been entrusted with and a responsibility we should mandatorily shoulder, so that we may eventually learn not only to sympathize but to empathize with those in pain.
By Dr Ranali
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