What makes a good person and a bad person?
Does it means that if a person has the highest IQ in the world, graduated from Oxford and hold a CEO post makes him a good person? Does it means that if a person can't afford to care for himself, steal an apple from a market makes him a bad person?
I've been observing a lot lately. Not just family and friends but people who walk past me everyday. Whether she's the cleaner who washes the toilet everyday at 2 pm or a lady standing at the same bus stop every morning. Even dogs who sleep at their owner's front porch or dogs that guard factories.
Have you ever thought what if you could read their minds - what are they thinking? where are they going? what problems are they having? are they happy?
But most of us who just close one eye and lead on with our daily, boring routine lives. Some people say: 'Don't approach that garbage collector, he's a bad person.' or 'Don't talk to her. Look at her worn out clothes. She must be a bad person.'
Stop. Right. There. Keep reading until I say...Don't tell me you NEVER encounter this before. Don't lie. Because I've experienced it myself and yes, it still happens. Usually I would just keep my mouth shut because I knew if I answer back, it would turn really ugly.
These people who make these comment are usually not aware what they are actually saying. It's kind of that 'opps, it slipped out' thingy. Sometimes the listeners would just nod - well, most. Everytime someone says something like that, I would just say: 'How would you feel if you were that person and I made a comment like that?' At least, it would shut the person up.
Unfortunately, I believe that most of us are still shallow minded despite living in the technology world. We believe in money; not wisdom. We believe in luxury; not happiness. So when it comes to this thing, we are easily judge people by their looks.
Not everyone in black suits with smart ties, carrying their cases to a hight rise building everyday are good. They might be stealing money from their company; abusing their wives or getting drunk. Some came out worse - their nostrils would flare everytime they arrived in their sproty car and look at the average people as though saying - 'Look at me and look at you. I'm just so great that I can't talk to someone like you.' Ohh...believe me. Just be more obeservant.
Cleaners and sweepers are humans too. They may not have the same education levels as us but does that make them bad people? At least they are trying to earn a living. Who knows? They actually might be better than those 'good people'. If you happen to see them or walk past them, say 'Hello' & 'Thank You'. If it weren't for them, our roads and dustbins would be overloaded with maggets and univinting 'friends'.
So let's, once in for all - Make A Change. Before we change the world, let's change ourselves first.