I can remain silent...
I can shut my eyes and pretend I don't see anything
I can cover my ears and act like I don't hear a thing
I am happy after all, I am blessed, I am content
When you see people suffer, what do you do?
When somebody's life shatters hopelessly, what do you say?
when people are being victimized, how do you react?
Do you cringe in rage, rejoice or feel sympathy and say
That's it? How pity...
To feel pity is the same as being apathetic if we don't do something
Words of consolation and encouragement are good
Putting it in action is better
I don't want to be rich
I don't want to be genius
I'd rather be simple and unsophisticated
I'd rather be ordinary
Than to be haughty and proud
Looking down on people because they are "lesser" fortunate
I hate it when people judge people
When we give out our opinions even without actually listening to the other person's point of view
I desist gossip and rumor-mongers who do nothing but destroy other people's reputation
Even if the gossip is true?
Who are we to throw stones
If another person makes mistakes
do we have the right to humiliate him or mock at him?
Are we faultless? Are we saints?
Are we incapable of erring?
I'm zealous against people who discriminate other people
just because they look better
they are richer
they are a much "superior race"
What's in a color?
What's in a face?
What's in a fortune?
What's in success and victory
Why don't we just respect our differences?
Why don't we just accept the cultural diversity?
Why don't we just shut our mouth when we don't have anything good to say anyway?
Why don't we just start being more humane?
If we look at it...
having beautiful facial and body features is given
being smart or intelligent is a gift
being rich is a blessing
belonging in "superior race" is incidental
The only thing we can say as our own, is our personality, our character, our attitude, and how we use what we have to help, love, use, or to destroy people
What on earth are we here for, anyway?
Is this just a meaningless existence...
A cycle of years and hard work?
I think there's an eternity after these all
So I am preparing for that journey beyond
I hope we stop looking down on people because they are "below" our level. I know it's a reality, it's never fair, some people are luckier than others, some are better looking, wiser, more successful...
But can we just treat people as people? After all, who says one is more significant than another?
Picture taken from themorningmagazine.com
Friday, October 3, 2008
I can remain silent...