Sunday, March 1, 2015
Letters 432: Of Leaving No One Behind
Marilyn Monroe once said:
"It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
To you whom I haven't met yet,
As I walked on the five-foot way at Chulia Street, I saw a beggar sleeping there, his shirt reduced to rags, smelling like a dead fish. At the same time, few youngsters dressed fashionably covered their mouth & nose walked passed him.
While some people may not mind as they could be used to this kind of treatment, severe ostracism as portrayed by the youngsters towards the beggar can lead to loss of self-esteem, depression & in rare cases, worthlessness. Quite often, the victim is not accepted because he or she does not fit in with the rest in terms of mindset, belief or language.
Dear you, I believed that people like the beggar, victim of any bully case, suicidal men or women & many more might just want to be heard & understood. For me, people are social beings that need a sense of belonging to feel secure & accepted. Otherwise, a person may feel that he/she has been robbed of his purpose in life.
In my life, I dared to think out of the box & you should dare to be think out of the box too my hummingbird. You should not be worried if you are rejected by others just because you are different. But as much as we want to be different, always remember, leave no one behind, for God asked us to have mercy on others.
Until then, 432 letters in 9 years still could not describe how I wished you can be here with me in my life. But as I said before, I just haven't met you yet. In spite of this, I will never ever give up on my pursuit of happiness.
The Half Moon Serenades,
1st of March 2015.