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Spare a thought

Can't we spend half an hour a day for those who are in need? Certainly, we can. If humanity is lacking in a person, he/she cannot be called a human being.



SERVICE TO (WO)MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD: How far we stick to the adage? It's a big ask, literally. Photo: AP

P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science JAN. 16. "Service to man is service to God." But are we really serving our fellow human beings?

No, not at all. Because we have no time to bother about what is happening to others. Suppose we see a person lying unconscious on the road, we just pass by. We won't help him, because we don't feel that we have the moral responsibility to help those in need.

If the same happens to any member of our family, how do we respond? Just think. We are so selfish that we want the safety of members of only our family, that's all. We don't mind whatever happens to our neighbours. Why do we become so?

Now we are enjoying such a luxurious life, can't we spend even half an hour per day for those who are in need? Certainly, we can. In good olden days, everyone cared for others but what is happening now?

Suppose a Minister or any other VIP is passing by a road, they stop the whole traffic to make way for the VIP's convoy. In such a situation, we wait for him. But our attitude is not the same when a patient from an ordinary background is being shifted in an ambulance, we won't like to give way. What we think at that time is we have no time to wait for any one and we have to go, and go fast. This type of attitude is not good, and it doesn't befit human beings. After all, we are all human beings and when humanity lacks in a person, he can no more be called a human being.

By J. Narmada

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