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! Let's talk about it.


Why should I help you?
Give me one small reason as to why I should 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 tough times or any incident that has affected you, but for that you are getting something from me for free right? Give me one single reason as to why I should help you then?  I am not gaining anything from it! The other day, when I was walking down the road, 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 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!!


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. The reason is amazingly simple! You see, today is your difficult day and I am in a better position than you, so I am in a perfect position to help you out. 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, as you know, I might end up having a tough time myself, right? So tomorrow you can always come to my aid when I need you. But honestly, it's not the reason I am helping you today. I honestly believe that you will benefit from my action. 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 I did a good deed and I managed to solve a problem in someone's life.

So, what do we conclude?
Well one thing is noticeably clear, the meaner we act the meaner we will become, and the better we act the better we will become. Other than that, if we are always mean to 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 meanness. 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 can 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...

Video 1:

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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