(The story sharing below is the incident happen in our community few weeks ago which I found that we need to share our best love to the people in need when they comes to you.)
Just about an hour ago, while I was waiting for KTM, getting all excited about going home, something happens, and I just couldn’t get it off my mind.
A foreign Muslim lady, skinny, old, going around the station holding an A4 paper, saying something like “my husband got cancer and is hospitalized. I have got kids to raise. Help me. I’ll pray for you”. Hand-written.
Call me crazy, this doesn’t look anything like the main-stream scam you see going around in KL. She obviously cannot speak nor understand our native tongue, and has no other options but to ask for help. Every word in it spells desperate.
I would’ve expected few will help given the nature of our society, and yet, I was proven wrong. As far as I can see, none gives a second glance nor care to even read the message. And the station is pretty crowded at that moment. When she came to me, as little as it is, I did what I can, and she actually stood there praying for me. My heart dies a little inside. I should be the one praying for her, if praying does help in any possible way, or if I have anything to pray to in the first place. After she’s done, I don’t know if it applies, but I still told her “god bless”, and watch her continue her unanswered plead for help.
Well, moral of the story, we’re living in a society where compassion is just for show and publicity. Sympathy doesn’t mean a thing when there isn’t an audience. I wonder how many of those who ignore her plead have been actively participating in charity, donating for victims of typhoon in other countries, sharing status of prayers for MH370, or even an animal right activist. Truly, I don’t want to know. Sad case, compassion is more commonly regarded as a tool to build up personal reputation or social status, rather than an obligation towards the needy ones. But that’s how it works, and I can’t do anything about it. If you actually read this, this is what I can do. To make you feel bad about anyone in need of help that you’ve turned a blind eye in the past. Have a pleasant day.
“This Guy is the Best of Our Society”