So a couple of weeks ago on an unnecessarily hot Wednesday in the South Bronx, I decided to go get a delicious Famous Bowl from KFC (of course, the bowl wasn’t made properly and ended up not being so delicious) and I encountered a homeless man standing in front of the door, opening it for all entering and exiting customers. As I walked in, he opened the door for me and I said “Thank You” and kept it moving. As I was sitting down eating, I couldnt help but watch this man’s every move. With each and every person who walked in, he flashed a big smile, in hopes to be rewarded with some spare change for his action. Most people just walked through the doors, not acknowledging him, while others said “Thank you” and even less actually rewarded him.
As I was eating the poorly made Famous Bowl, dozens and dozens of questions were flashing across my brain. “How did he end up in this predicament?” “How hard could his life have been?” ” What can I do to help him?” “Does he even deserve my or anyone else’s help?” At this point, I was having an inner debate on whether I should buy this man a meal or not. It was almost as if I was looking for any excuse not to help him. As if I needed to see him do something extraordinary for me to lend a helping hand to someone in need. But really, how sad is that? Have we, as people, dropped to a low in which, we must first judge and place our own opinion on others before we decide to help them?
Eventually, I realized that it was not my place to judge him and that my duty as a fellow human being was to do what I can to help. A couple of dollars out of my pocket would barely affect my life, however, it could possibly change his. This entry is not to show how thoughtful and helpful I was. It’s to point out that compassion should not be something that needs to be thought about it, it should be second nature. Whatever the reason he is in the situation that he’s in is not what’s important. The important thing is that whatever the reason is, we are willing to help because helping one another is the only way that we can make this world a better place.
That is all!
- Switch .
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