Yayasan Suria JB(YSJB) – Helping others is just so difficult for some!
Sounds strange? No, it’s a reality in life after having been in this volunteer business for some 35 years.
I am unsure why but, based on my experiences, it is perhaps in the genetic make-up. People just can’t let go of what they have – they like to hold on to their possessions, be it, time or money. They can’t lift a finger to help their brothers & sisters who are struggling to survive, they can’t see others living a comfortable life like them, they get the ‘satisfaction/’thrill’ of seeing others not so well-off than themselves.
Bizzare, isn’t it but it’s true. I have seen this sickening behavior and have experienced it myself personally.
They(the haves) can’t even spare their time, let go of their time, to visit the Poor & Needy, perhaps they think the Poor are not humans. Here, we are not talking about giving away their “5 cents is like a bullock cart” money but just a little bit of their time!
People are being evicted from their flats/rented houses, not being able to pay for the rental, electricity and water being cut off due to non-payment of bills, children not attending schools as they have no money to pay for the bus fare, university students surviving on 2 packets of instant noodles a day, babies feeding on syrup water or condensed milk, etc. These are real scenarios as volunteers, like us, walk the ground daily.
Volunteers like us even get reprimanded and told off for being busybodies for helping people who needed help. The haves say they have no time for these people(B40). We shoulder on relentlessly, serving our clients(the Poor & Needy) with Lve & Humility nevertheless!
It is a cruel world out there, volunteers like us are desperately going around trying to help out as much as we can, we need funds, we are struggling during this hard economic times when prices of goods are soaring and our donors are dwindling, for without funds, we can’t do much. IF ONLY, the haves can let go, say 1% of what they have, the world will be a happier and better place for the have-nots(Poor & Needy) to live – they never asked to be in this poor situation, circumstances forced them to be in this situation! We can rise up with them by lifting them up!
I leave you with this new paradigm shift called DYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM:
As usual, my favourite quote:
“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”