What is fairness in the world?
Do you recognize such this beautiful beach? Are you feel familiar with such a “modern” toilet?
Yes, they come from the same place, Cox’s Bazar. It is really true to say that Cox’s Bazar is the longest coastline. As you can see, even the toilets in Cox’s Bazar are also lucky enough to “savor” the winds from the beach. Perhaps you travel to Cox’s Bazar every vacation, but how many times have you ever seen and used the “modern and nature-friendly” toilets?
As a saying goes, “The apple never falls far from the tree.” The toilets somehow take after the beach. Looking at the beach, we can see waves moving and jumping. What a beautiful beach! Similarly, inside the toilet, millions of small insects are moving and jumping. Can we say, “What a beautiful toilet?” Why not???
The answer confuses me. I wonder what fairness there is in the world. While some people are enjoying wealth and happiness, eating delicious meals, and wearing beautiful clothes, other people find it very difficult to have small things such as decent toilets. Seeing such poor scenes, you and I usually think that many people are poorer and more miserable than them, so their situations are not compelling enough to receive help. This reason seems sensible, but please tells me, when and where can we find the poorest and most miserable in the world? In Africa? In Asia? Or in deserts? In the next month? Next year? Or next century? Then, when we do find them, the situation will usually be too troublesome that we would only say, “I can’t.” So, we never take the chance to use our “kindness” and “sympathy,” right? And, we are satisfied with our attitude and thoughts because at least we are sympathetic with their situations, and we are preparing for one day in the future when we will build big, big orphanages or schools for poor and abandoned students.
Right now, we are as poor as they are; indeed, our money is the tears and efforts of our parents, not our own. Therefore, we turn away, close our eyes, and cover our ears whenever we are chased by sobbing or insisting beggars. We may say: Please wait for me, because one day, I will help you, not with just 10 or 20 taka, but a big house, or a big school.
Please tell me, when is that day?
And will they still be alive to benefit from our future efforts and projects?
Or you and I may sometimes think that in my country, there are many beggars who don’t even have refuges, but I didn’t worry about that, so why do I have to help strangers in a strange country who already have houses? I believe that our kindness and love are being eroded by similar so-called ‘rational’ reasons.
Therefore, at least to kill viruses of selfishness and maliciousness in our souls and hearts, please kneel down so youa can hear cries of villagers and respond to their calling.
Please give them decent toilets.
Let’s all join together, not only to brighten the future of a small village, but also to pave a way for a kinder world.