Letters & Opinion

A Life Without Kind Gestures is Worth Neither Living nor Remembering!

By Carlton Ishmael

“The problems that we face today need collective strength and effort. Your troubles are no different to mine and we are all affected by the same woes, so it’s either we come to that realization or continue to search for answers that we cannot find.”

A question that is frequently asked by most, including to themselves, is: What is the significance or purpose of life?

This question can be considered to be complex, especially if you have not given it prior thought.

So often we hear of a friend’s death and ask ourselves all sorts of questions as we wonder if: he or she got to fulfill their life’s purpose, were their actions in keeping with God’s intended plan’s for them, did they do good by assisting others, were they mean and selfish, did they have criminal behaviour, or did it matter not how they behaved, or how their lifestyle affected or impacted others, were they part of the solution or part of the problem, did they help advance this society, or barely cared about their role in the universe?

Thanks to the good souls and the pure in heart, blessings to those who have hope and guidance to the needy. We are all here just for a time and whether young or old, our days are all numbered.

I say so because the environmental concerns are becoming worse, there is so much trickery, deceit and negative behaviour it is like everyone you meet or know about seems to be on a path of destruction, nobody seems to care or want to speak out against injustice, everyone fends for themselves – it’s like we are living in a dog-eat-dog society and there is no turning back.

Sadly enough, those we leave behind will live without guidance.

We have become so individualistic there is no more ‘We’, it’s all about ‘I’, it’s like the world revolves around us and we are not connected to the universe and it is because of that philosophy that as a Nation we crumble.

Nation building should be everyone’s concern. If each one helps one, together we can move mountains, but divided the burden becomes harder.

We need to fight for a common cause, survey each problem together and find a solution that will advance us all as a people — or perish together.

The problems that we face today need collective strength and effort. Your troubles are no different to mine and we are all affected by the same woes, so it’s either we come to that realization or continue to search for answers that we cannot find.

Division is our biggest problem. ‘I and I alone’ cannot be the answer, so put on your thinking caps and ‘wheel-and-come again’, as the popular song-and-chant says.

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