There are some big tragedies like earthquakes and floods. They are brutal and horrendous.
Some tragedies are like serpents hidden in the greenery beneath our feet. All around us. These go unnoticed. These tragedies are silent, often voiceless and definitely painful.
Some paradoxical issues that give rise to them –
The farmer who produces food for us, gets little to eat.
The worker who works in flour mill, has flour dust all over his body but barely affords to store wheat flour at home.
That man working in the bakery who bakes delicious bread for us, seldom affords it for his children.
That helpless watchman who sits there all night across all seasons, has no financial security for his own family.
The maid servant who cleans our house, lives in a house that is surrounded with dust and filth.
That old man who sells vegetables and fruits, takes home only the leftovers to feed his grandchildren.
Drivers working for owners of luxury cars, have nothing more than a bicycle at home.
Woman who sells clothes from door to door, hardly affords a good dress for her child.
That boy who serves us coffee in our office, never gets a chance to have a high by visiting CCD/Barista.
This list is very long. But the point is… do these men and women get what they deserve.
If we keep all the theories of ‘wages’ from economics aside for sometime, can we answer a simple question – how do we justify what we ‘have’ been enjoying?
Do you think you deserve all comforts that you have in this life? Surely there is an answer to this question. In the heart of your heart, perhaps you know the answer.