I have tried to understand the rationale behind the actions of some people when it comes to relating or how they treat others. Sometimes it makes me very sick that I just cannot help but interrupt them or correct them at all cost. The truth is that a lot of people have decided not to mingle with me because of this and for me, I do not care what or how you see me as long as I am doing the right thing. It may interest you to know that life does not revolve and has never been placed in our hands before now. Have you gone to an occasion and witness how does who are seen as less privileged are treated as though they are not humans? It is very terrible and this leaves me to wonder; who is a less privileged person? Is it the rich man who feels comfortable eating that which he could pass onto the poor man since he can afford it, or is it the poor man who is very certain he may not have food to eat at night if he does not eat the one he has seen?
Can you read those last statements again and again just to understand what I am saying here? We gladly call them less privileged people and yet we behave more like less privileged than them. This is just like the kettle calling the pot black. What determines who a less privileged person is? This is one simple but minding bugging question we must try to answer as individuals. Is it because they are not among the high and mighty? Or is it because they do not live in mansions as the rich do? The worst mistake most of us have made is classifying a person with their physical appearance. Now, let us go back to the statement I made above about who a less privileged person is; Is it the rich man who feels comfortable eating that which he could pass onto the poor man since he can afford it, or is it the poor man who is very certain he may not have food to eat at night if he does not eat the one he has seen?
Let us imagine that the table turns around today in such a way that those who we see as less privileged will now become the wealth and the wealthy will become the less privileged. Are you imagining such a scenario? One thing you must understand is that if a rich who is capable of buying anything and everything he wants comes to a wedding feast and begins to fight for food if he eventually becomes poor, he will kill anyone who tries to stop him from getting food in a wedding feast. Like we all know, poverty is of the mind and not of the physical being. I have seen less privileged people who will come to an event and will not drag or fight for food rather they will gently beg or plead that you give them more. Now, if such a person becomes rich tomorrow, do you think he will ever fight for food when he comes to a feast? I will leave you to be the judge.
How did we get to this place where we have decided to sell our conscience just because of things that do not matter in life? Just some few days ago, the son of the president of Nigeria got married and at that wedding, it was alleged that the souvenir that was given to the guests was a gold plated iPhone 13. This may be true or false but let us assume that it is true. What it means is that all the billionaires, high and mighty that attended the wedding which of course was strictly by invitation went home with iPhone 13. The question to ask is this; what impact will a cup of rice make in the house where there are over five bags of rice? I hope you are following this analysis I’m making. Wouldn’t it had been better and more appreciated if the cup of rice was given to the household that does not have even a grain of rice?
We live in a world where we give to those that have more than those that do not have. This is the major reason why we cannot stop having less privileged people around us. That big party that will require you to cook assorted food and drink both local and international just for the wealthy, why not use that same party as a means to raise funds which will be channelled into lifting at least one less privileged person from poverty? I am not in any way saying that the rich man should not throw the big party he wishes to throw, but what I am saying is that if we truly believe that we live for each other in this world then, we must try to lift our brothers when they are down. What do you think would have happened if the iPhone 13 that was shared with the guests of the Nigerian president's son was sold and the cash shared to the less privileged in the entire country or better still in the immediate community of the groom?
I bet you now fully understand what I am talking about in this post. We will always have less privileged people around if we do not do the right thing and mind you if we keep our eyes closed, a day will come when these less privileged people will be forced to take matters into their hands thereby become armed robbers or worse. The rich have been getting richer and the poor has been getting poorer in the world today. We may not have the chance to make a difference if we decide to be blind not act fast to make things right. Don’t forget that a hungry man is an angry man.
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