Everyday, we need to face them everywhere. They appear out of the blue, even over the phone and social media! They seize our lives and even change its direction to last for days. We cannot avoid them as they seek us out for their own ends. Their problems are made ours. They impose their will on others; there are, after all, many suckers around!
We are taught to be helpful and to lead an upright life. But soon we have to get ourselves out of being na¯ve; there are many out there who make mincemeat of us when we lead a straight path. The majority reciprocates our goodwill, even with interest, but the few have it their way, at our cost. So life becomes a trade-off and we have to watch our steps but still stay true to our principles.
The good are in majority and makes our lives worth living. We share a lot with them, especially the ideals of a life of meaning. They are everywhere, but we also need to take cover at times and be on guard against the few out to have their ways at our cost. We tend to bend over backwards to please them as a matter of courtesy and compromise. Sadly, they are hardly touched by such niceties; they only embolden them. Are we guilty not to stand-up to them at every opportunity?
Our agenda is set by few out to have it their way, to satisfy their inflated ego. The majority acquiesces as a matter of fact and hopes those too will pass. But the cycle is repeated ad nauseam! That has been the way of the world all through history. We can see the problems of our day-to-day lives that are created by few, but do their agendas benefit us or just confuse and divide us?
The supposed freedom that we enjoy proves a mirage when we feel we are not masters of our own destinies when few ride roughshod over us. It happens in our family lives, at work places and in government. The majority have always to watch over their backs for the few with ulterior motives. They just manipulate our lives as a routine.
Thankfully, we are created with the power to forgive and even forget the slights. We give in with a hope that the lessons will be learned and goodwill generated by our kind acts will add to the general karma of well being of society. But the few, who have it their way, will just be emboldened with their egos inflated and soon dream of bigger issues to keep themselves in the limelight.
For me, my conscience leads me to the right path; whether it influences others is a moot point. But the good deeds always hit the right notes with those in the right frame of mind; but few others hardly become aware of such niceties! Their existence makes us cherish the good among us much more, and we have common ground to unite and face the harsh realities. From time immemorial, the good always played their part even when the agenda was set by the minority for their own selfish interests. The good and the evil have to coexist!