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Today I would like to comment about my indignation when it comes to “helping someone”. What happened to us?! Why can’t we see things coming from the heart anymore, from common sense, politeness or the purest good will? Why people always do stuff expecting something in return? Where is the compassion that erstwhile lived in us?
Coming home from school, a man was sitting and eating and some of his coins fell on the floor. I was walking towards him and when I got closer, I noticed he had some problems with his hands. 7 people around this man saw what happened. Seven. No one reached out for the coins for him. I approached him, said “excuse me” and did the enormous favor of “wasting” 5 seconds of my life to help somebody, the smile I got in return was enough to see this man’s gratitude.
Compassion means “comprehend somebody else’s emotional state” and if we lose this capacity, of seeing beyond ourselves and evaluate other’s situations… What is going to happen to us? In the smallest things we find the biggest values, in the smallest details the biggest qualities. That quality – yes, quality since it’s built-in in all of us – is necessary, so necessary and like so many others, we put it on hold and prioritize ourselves, individualism.
I am not a hypocrit to affirm that I always help others, every single moment. But I do try my best, when I can. Exercising my human qualities makes me feel good, and knowing that I contributed to ease somebody’s problem makes me feel even better. Small details, small actions… Think about it.