I don’t deny that I predominantly live in Fairyland. However, once in a while where my head takes me doesn’t seem unrealistic, even when I stop dreaming. Here’s one scenario? Bring me back if this is too farfetched!
I live in a small township (suburb) and everyone around me is struggling to even buy a loaf of bread, once a week. My neighbours see me offloading bags of groceries every weekend. I have a plush house. Yes, it’s not my doing that other people’s situations are horrible. There’s nothing I can do about it! However, I’m timidly shocked when one day, while I’m out to buy more groceries, they break into my house! What shocks me most? Is it that its my hungry neighbours that did this to me?
This part of human thinking leaves me with no words, not even in my home language. I have all these millions of bucks, and I’ve had them for a while. It doesn’t bother me at all that 50k goes a long way in housing a family, in South Africa, at least. I’m not even sure of my division right now, however, I do think that it would take one of my many million bucks to help other humans sleep under a roof. They are just lazy! Right? And I don’t expect them to have enough energy to break into my mansion, ever!
Politics are a reality. I wouldn’t be able to type this post in English – or even know what a tablet is – if it wasn’t for politics.
Aside from that, what ever happened to sharing and harmony – what we call Ubuntu in Southern Africa?
Have we screwed ourselves over so badly that we’ll lost the altruism that was once built into us? We once had empathy. Empathy to kids that are even ours. Today, we turn a blind eye when we meet a crying child on the street.
Can we blame globalisation for it? Are we so focused on our living by the system so badly that we are losing the humanity we so often talk about?
So, to the me that says the situation is so bad that it can’t be fixed here’s a question. How do you eat an elephant?
If one man could change the world!
Till next time,