Every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.
I guess all of us will agree with this statement. But there are a few feelings which all of us have at some point in time in our lives that are common to all of us. It may be fear, greed, jealousy, anger etc.
One person might have a fear of heights; others might have a fear of losing their parents, friends or people they care about. The one common thing is FEAR.
As an individual, all these people are different, but one thing which is common in all of them is their feelings. It is for something or the other, but it is common for all of them.
All of us are running like a bullet train daily that we are unable to see the similarities all of us share.
Let’s start with a story to justify the hidden motive behind the title.
I met a couple a few days ago. They had just entered the 30th year of their marriage. Everyone asked them the recipe behind their successful marriage for all these years.
The couple smiled and said, “There are millions of ingredients involved in this complex recipe, but the key is that we appreciate and understand each other’s feelings, whether it is anger, jealousy or love.”
That doesn’t mean that they never had fights, but after all the fights, both of them understood each other’s points and tried to solve the issue before going to bed. So, it’s very important to discuss the things, maybe not immediately, but later on, because after all, we are humans and yes, we do have feelings.
I am not just talking about a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship or a marriage. In general, be it a mother-daughter relationship or a father and son duo or even best friends, we should respect and appreciate each other’s feelings. Yes, we all are so busy in our day-to-day activities that we do not get time for other things, but maybe because of that, we are missing out on some of the important things which this world is trying to tell us.
God is the creator of this universe and each and everything, even humans, is created by him. But we forget that out of all the creations, one of the best creations is “Humans” and the only thing which makes us different from all other creations is our ability to speak and express our feelings. In today’s time, we are forgetting that all humans are the same when we talk about feelings. We think that only our feeling are more important and forget to care about other person’s feelings when we exploit them.
Instead of making Earth a better place, we are making it another hell by not respecting or understanding each others’ feelings. Everyone is busy fighting to be on top in their respective fields. But at what cost?
Maybe at the cost of people whom we love the most. We have seen many successful people, but if we ask their family, they all will have complaints like “they don’t have any feelings”, “they don’t have any idea that how much we miss them or when we need them the most,” and “they just don’t have time for us.”
Is this where we are going in the name of progress?
There are no feelings left, the one thing which makes all the humans similar to each other; and if that is not appreciated or acknowledged, then we are no different from all the other creatures of God.
So, before it’s too late, start acknowledging the feelings of the people who matter the most to you and start making a difference.
“Acknowledge the differences and appreciate the similarities.”