Do you ever sympathize with the people who lack some knowledge, are unable to do some conventional tasks which your parents have engraved in you at a very early age, and then you be like, "ugh why they do that?" Okay, I'll try to rationalize this with an incident that I suppose everyone had been through in their lives. Everyone has been to malls every now and then, have you ever noticed some people around you, who were constantly making low-key efforts to immerse in the surrounding, to keep up with the people they are talking with their gawking/goggling eyes then some impolite will bawl, "HOW ILL-MANNERED THESE PEOPLE ARE! BLOODY GAWAAR!” Many of you will do the same, Won't you? Obviously, I am not favouring them, neither the disrespectful bawling nor the non-consensual staring. But we are mature enough to detect the stare of a particular person whether it's good or evil.
Have you ever give it a thought why they do so? they just admire you, they just admire your lifestyle. They are in their thoughts, processing that even after being in the same city, same nation, how they are so downgraded and preserved and how we people so upgraded and reformed? Sometimes, They just curse their lives and financial situations.
I do sympathize with them, it’s not their fault, nor their upbringing. When people face poverty and struggles regularly to just get their daily bread, they can’t provide themselves and their children more than they can. And this is the difference that makes them believe that they are a ‘downgrade’ for those people in the malls. Some parents can get some ‘butter’ for their family along with the bread, they earn enough to feed them as well as provide them with some facilities. But not everyone can… not every parent can get the ‘butter’ for their family.
We are all aware of the fact that our nation is bifurcated into two major societies; one as poor as church mouse and the other is as luxurious as silk-stockings, and yes not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but believe me, it shouldn’t even matter, silver spoon, plastic spoon… what matters is how we take a sip of that spoon. Silver spoons are often filled with wealth and children brought up in this environment are either seen to be cursed with lethargy and apathy Or are either sipped with perseverance, etiquette and diligence. It all depends on how the child seems to see the opportunity in their hands.
Children brought up in the exact opposite of this environment, Poverty, aren’t even all that different. They might not have the financial stability or education for that matter, but a kid even if brought in poverty can be taught perseverance. Children who watch their parents strive and struggle for the bread they earn teaches them a lot about how to see this world… it all depends on the way he/she perceives that.
Let's get real here, we all know someone Who is rich as lord but lacks the manners and basic human decency, hated by many. And on the other hand, there is a poor person who works 3 jobs a day to earn his bread but is still polite and liked by everyone.
I mean at an age where our kids have an iPhone in their 4*5 size pocket and walking along the malls to get the new one as a 6th birthday gift. Still unhappy about all the things they get. Whereas, there are kids who don’t even get an android until their adults. But still doesn’t concern themselves with those grieves. NO, please don't take me wrong, I’m not trying to be an antagonist in your child’s luxury life. But I just want us to feel and understand that those are already tormented by their whole life situation. Just think about it, enjoy what you have and feel blissful to have this life. Even Being successful is not everyone's cup of tea, But everyone in this world is striving for the best, Rich and poor… not only that proprietor but that rickshaw-vala as well. If you experienced poverty, be thankful to have your parents because they chose to gift you a hammer instead of treasure because without a hammer you won't be able to dig any treasure. And if you're born into a rich family, thank them for the facilities you get and for all the opportunities you will get because of their hard work.
If you have perseverance, persistence, etiquette, manners, you have everything, you don't need any treasure you are life itself like treasure. Rich or poor doesn’t matter, everyone gets their fair share of struggles, so be kind to everyone, not only because of the teachings you get but also because that’s how humans should be. Kind to each.