Helping Someone In Private And Ridiculing Them In The Public Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Inhumane BY IWASAM IGBONG

Helping someone in private and then ridiculing them in public is not just morally wrong, it’s inhumane. It goes against the fundamental principles of empathy, kindness, and treating others as we would like to be treated.

When we extend a helping hand to someone in private, it reflects a compassionate and caring nature. However, turning around to mock or ridicule that person in public is a betrayal of trust and a stark contradiction to the values we should uphold as human beings.

Treating others as we treat ourselves is a golden rule that transcends cultures and religions. It’s about understanding the shared human experience and recognizing that everyone deserves dignity and respect. When we help others, regardless of how small the gesture may be, we contribute to creating a more compassionate and supportive community.

The benefits of being present to help others, even in modest ways, are numerous. It builds a sense of unity and fosters a culture of kindness. Small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect, inspiring others to pay it forward and creating a positive environment for everyone.

Moreover, being kind without seeking publicity or recognition reflects genuine intentions. It’s about helping because it’s the right thing to do, not because it enhances one’s public image. This authenticity in kindness builds trust and fosters meaningful connections with those we help.

On the flip side, if someone chooses not to offer assistance, that’s understandable. Not everyone can or wants to help in every situation. However, it becomes problematic when a person ridicules someone seeking help. Making someone feel less human or unworthy because of their circumstances is not just unkind; it’s a display of arrogance and a lack of empathy.

Each person’s journey is unique, and circumstances can change for anyone. Nobody should be ridiculed for seeking help, as it takes courage to reach out. Instead of judgment, let’s foster a culture where people feel comfortable asking for assistance without fear of ridicule. Empathy and kindness create a society where everyone, regardless of their situation, feels valued and respected.


Disclaimer: The opinion expressed in this article is strictly that of the author, IWASAM IGBONG and does not represent TheLumineNews or its agent.



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