Living as a Community by Jash Kalyani
My community is densely populated. It is very busy, and disappointingly, unlike the western countries, few appreciate the existence of each other. Last year, while I was in the United States, I saw that even strangers greeted each other because the nation lived like a family more than groups of people.
People are bound to their family relationships. If an active citizen is willing to help the needy, the people hesitate, because they are filled with distrust. However, blaming only the people for this situation is not correct. The fact behind this ‘no trust’ amongst the people is the happenings of the country. With a competitive race, people who lack determination get distracted towards crime and betray people who have given a share of their diligence to earn a penny! Robbery, betrayal and forgery by a handful of people are the reason for this draining trust in strangers today. From childhood itself, as a part of good manners we are taught not to talk to strangers.
My community needs to learn how to judge anyone who knocks the doors of their life. Instead of eliminating strangers from our life, why not judge them and make them a part of this wonderful journey? Let us live as a whole community. After all, a bunch of sticks never breaks.
However, there is a miracle, which happens every minute in my nation, which makes me proud- Temples. When people are in their respective holy places, anyone who comes to worship is entertained with a warm heart– the reason being is they are there for a similar cause and under the vision of the almighty.