Sunday, March 9, 2014

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU



 I think this is by far one of the easiest to understand but hardest to apply principles in the life. How many times have you done things to people and expected different results in return? It’s like that office you walk into and you smile at the person at the front desk and they just stare at you like some statue until they realize how important you are to their boss and then they start smiling at you. Really? Why is it more appealing to smile at me based on who I know? I still am the same person aren’t I?

Let’s bring it closer home. We all have those very selfish people who subscribe to the title of friend in our lives. They drain, drain and drain you some more financially, emotionally, mentally and walk in and out of your life like it’s some public toilet. Jess this, Jess that but are never willing to be exerted on the same kind of pressure they exert on you. I mean duh; people pay to use public toilets #Just saying! It makes no sense to expect of me what you are not willing to give back to me in terms of time, money, emotions or whatever else you require.

People need to stop being so impersonal. You need not be some famous philanthropist to be a change agent. You just gotta be deliberate about caring for people. If you deserve someone's best then give them your best.

The way I see it, if we could only grasp the depth of that simple statement; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, the world would be a much better place. I know you’re thinking we all can’t be the same but what can I say, the world can only be changed one person at a time. That very small change that starts with you, with me can have such an amazing, far-reaching power that you would never believe.  That gesture as small as helping a mother carry her bag while she climbs into a taxi with a child in her arms, or helping an old woman lift her bags to her stage will most definitely change that one person’s life.

It starts with you. Let your physical expression of care be a manifestation of your expectation of other people!!!

2 comments:

Isaac said...

You know...like escorting a lady down the stairs... ;)

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