I was about entering my compound when I say my neighbor talking to herself, angry and sad. I wanted to go my way because it was late and I was tired but then I saw the need for to talk with someone. I walked to her and asked… what happened? Then she opened her mouth and started telling me about all she’s going through, how people are taking her for granted, how they are looking down on her, how they are treating her as if she was nothing… She said, despite all that, I keep my best attitude towards them. Now she’s tired and fed up. She then asked me, what have I done to deserve such treatment from people, with bitterness of heart she said, God why?
For the next 30mins I was there listening attentively to her. I allowed her to pour out those things that has been a heavy burden on her heart, then I said…. Ma’am, you don’t have to let people dictate your happiness. I told her that… she doesn’t need to change her good attitude towards life because of the inability of people to put there own life together.
… Every man will get the reward of his actions, be it good or bad.
I told her to take heart and be strong that things will get better.
… Good attitude towards life attracts good things and bad attitude towards life does the opposite.
I believe you can agree with me that this kind of issue is happening around us all. Why do human treat fellow human as nothing? Why do people take people for granted? This has been the cause of many suicide today. It has make some people take terrible decisions that affects them and everyone around them.
When you take people for granted, look down on them or treat them as trash, this is what you’re doing to them…
- you’re killing them slowly from the inside
- you’re taking away there self esteem and joy
- you’re making them feel they are not needed and there absence can not be noticed
- you’re pushing them to a place of hopelessness and helplessness.
Believe me, not everyone have the strength to withstand all that. Not everyone is surrounded by yet another set of people that are good who can encourage them to see the good and not the bad. Some people believe it is better for them to die than live and out of frustration they commit suicide. Some of the suicide cases we see are not totally suicide but murder. Fellow humans frustrated life out of these people.
… More than ever before we should speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, judge fairly and defend the right of the poor and needy.
Whatever good life or things you have today, remember you are just privileged, it might as well be another person in your place. Let us feel each others pain, be kind to people and together move our community forward.
… Whatever good we do today will speak for us tomorrow.
It’s been a while but I’m glad you and I could spend time together once again.
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