People watching is a social science hobby that I spend quite a bit of my time engaging in. Observing people in recent times, some of the little things I see shows that there some fine redeeming human values which seems to be at loss these days. I am quite sure a good number of you would have observed these things as well.
Two days ago, I watched an elderly lady who was counting her steps struggle with the few things that she had and a couple of the items fell from her hands.
She paused briefly, bending gingerly to try and gather them and from my observation, she probably has Arthritis.
My natural instinct was to run up and help her, unfortunately my distance was a little far off to offer immediate assistance.
Meanwhile, two young men, probably in their mid-to-late twenties stood two steps away from this lady, puffing away on their cigarettes and not one of them bothered to render a helping hand to a woman who looked old enough to be their mother.
For all you know, they were probably busy videoing her difficulty for their YouTube Channel, which seems to be the new thing these days.
People would rather spend time shooting a video of a dying man in an accident instead of figuring out how to help.
I honestly had to curb my desire to make my way over and give them a talk or two about chivalry, they might not take it well.
However, I gave them a thorough scolding in my head 😉 and reminded myself that I have to keep teaching my boys how to be gentlemen.
By extending a hand of fellowship or help no matter how little to those around us who need it, we can never go wrong. We are actually not just helping others, but staying in touch with our humanity.
These are some little nuggets of quotes that you might wish to spend a couple of seconds on.
‘Instruction in youth, is like engraving in stone.’ African Proverb
‘The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth.’ African Proverb
‘We rise by lifting others.’ Robert Ingersoll
Several dear bloggers have invited me for quote challenges and each day, the invitation increases by a notch.
I don’t like to let these things trail for so long, but I also don’t like to just toss quotes out there with nothing to say about them.
I try to look at the things that I observe around me and let them serve as lessons or inspirations for my thoughts.
I would like to thank Sepultura and That Little Voice for their generous invitation extended to me, to participate in the quotes challenge and would like to invite the following bloggers below to take up the quote baton and run with it.
No pressures at all. Just go with it if you wish to.
The Little Rules are:
- Post three consecutive days.
- You can pick one or three quotes per day.
- Challenge three different bloggers per day
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