Who isn't angry sometimes? Who doesn't feel like everyone around is conspiring against them? You know, times when the count of people you can trust comes on your fingers? Maybe not even one?
Situations turn harsh at times. People have their own constraints. People are people. We act on what seems right at that moment... And that's okay.
But once the storm is over, we sure can look back and realise that it wasn't the neighbour's fault, nor ours. It was just the direction of the winds that made us feel like the other one is wrong.
I know you think about how you had to gather brick by brick to build yourself a little safe place, all because of the storm... And so you now have strong walls. Walls that ensure that no strong winds can damage you anymore!
And just then, you see your neighbours little straw hut being blown away again. They're shattered and has nowhere to go... The pillars are broken and putting up a house again isn't easy for them.
Ofcourse they think you're the one who'd broken their home initially so why would they ever ask you to help?
It's in times like these that we need to be considerate. We need to be the one extending the hand out, without expecting them to do it first. We need to try covering their head till they make a home again. The same wall that separates us could now be used as the support for their house.The walls built to separate could now act as support.
Yes... Initially they'll be apprehensive. They will worry if we're faking. They'll wonder if we're trying to act superior by helping. In all those moments of difficulty, we need to give up on our ego and anger and hold them closer. Make them believe in bits and pieces that we're not wanting to hurt them.
And once they're back to a safe spot, they'll be able to trust again. The wall would still remain, but this time... It'd be a mutual support between the two houses rather than a separation. The next time both can together be ready to face the storms. Next time the storms can't hit that hard. Next time, we'll both win over the storm. Because we'll know it's the storm, not each other. So even if there are damages, they can be repaired together and faster.
The world doesn't run on 50-50. Sometimes, it is necessary to give up on our complaints and demands to help out the person initially. Kindness is a very powerful language. Words can fail but actions cannot. Sooner or later, they'll answer back. And that day, life lived will finally get it's purpose.
So if there's a friend you had a fight with, a neighbour, a relative, an ex or a colleague, try reaching out. The darkness needs to be destroyed slowly from one side... And light will fill the gaps again. Life's too uncertain. Let's get back together before it's too late!