Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Why should I help you Vs. Why I should help you


Life is not about fighting with others for the best spot
They mean so different huh! Lets talk about it.

First:

Why should I help you?
Give me one small reason why should I help you to solve your problem? I have ten thousand problems of my own. Who is coming to help me. I know by taking my help you will be able to get over the bad time or bad incident, but for that you are getting something from me for free right? Give me one single reason as to why should I help you? That day when I was walking down the road and a man came up to me and threatened me and robbed me in front of so many people!  I screamed and NO ONE came to my help! So when the society is treating me so meanly give me one small reason as to why should I help you huh!? What will I gain from it. I can only see loss everywhere if I help you. You will GAIN and I will NOT GAIN!! Heck man! Why should I help you!!

Second:

Why I should help you.

Ok you are having this problem. Fine, have you ever tried consulting someone as to how you can get over this problem? I was there just beside your house, you could have come to me... I would have helped you out. You may wonder, why would I have done that. Reason is very simple. You see, today is your bad day and I am in a better position than you, so I am in a perfect position to help you. If I help you out during your bad days you will remember my good deed for a long time to come. Now life has very strange twists and turns. Tomorrow for all you know I might end up having a bad time right? So tomorrow you can always come to my help when I need you. But honestly it's not only that why I am helping you today, but I feel genuinely you will benefit from this. And this makes me happy. Seeing you benefiting from my small help and that little smile on your face makes me happy. I feel content, that ok I did a good deed and I managed to solve a problem in your life.

So what do we conclude?
Well one thing is very clear, the meaner we want to act the meaner we will become and the better we want to act the better we will become. Other than that, if we are always mean to the society and community all that we can expect in return is meanness. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction -  be it for betterment or meaness. It takes lots of effort to be glad at someone else's happiness and prosperity, first you need to get over yourself to do that. But once you do that, once you are able to overcome your meanness just go ahead and do a good deed. Help someone out and see how he/she changes, and this in turn will make you happy.

Just remember the Native American saying:
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: "Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."

So which dog are you feeding in your mind?

This topic also reminds me of a couple of fantastic music videos and one fantastic TED Talk... Enjoy...


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Video 2: 


This is one of the best talks I ever came across in this matter, you might also want to listen to her. Artist and poet Cleo Wade recites a moving poem about being an advocate for love and acceptance in a time when both seem in short supply.

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