Words are the best philanthropy there is

When we seek out to help people, those in need for proper education, food and money, are we doing it all? If we ask ourselves that, the answer is incomplete. We just provide material help, money or even food and clothes to those living deep in poverty but do we have sight of how they are utilizing their wealth; only sometimes.

Charity means only when we donate for a good cause but what about educating those in need on how to utilize that money. Surely, there must be existing organizations in cities that do the deed but not every citizen living here is a part of that organization. Mumbai is one of the most populous cities in the country and there are not too many people who exercise in a charitable ritual. Everywhere you go, you will see people in need of shelter, food or just money and that is what builds the ultimate framework of our country- money. Since, money is needed, surely it can too be provided to the needy but the deed doesn’t complete there. Everyone needs money but its true and when we acquire it, it is needless to say that only educated and wise men and women will know how to spend it effectively. And since the education rate isn’t prosperous, especially in poverty stricken regions, the quality of expenditure one does is simple not known and understood by those spending it.

Formal education is provided incompletely in government schools, and we all know that; sex education is not coached in India as much as it should have been; it is kept hidden and secretive to children (nowadays even adults?) because “sex” is not a good thing, apparently! No country will ever progress without proper formal and non-formal education. Almost everyone wants to help someone, and almost everyone needs help whether for material or immaterial needs. It’s good and beneficial to help people by providing non-formal education and giving it most importance in life. About formal education, it is provided is other educational institutions and if you want to help those in poverty, you can send the children to schools for a proper schooling experience because this too builds an mature framework psychologically and physically for the child in his/her life. Formal education is easily accessible as compared to non-formal education. Nowadays with the advancement on internet technology and infrastructures, children are self-learning subjects without professional help or guidance; I, myself am not pursuing my Media degree because I wish follow autodidactism which is self-education.

Those who live outside on footpaths and streets are birthing more children than which they can handle and only because of the excuse that it increases income once they are of age to work; the male family members pursue very little education and do labor work and women are forced, sometimes tortured to either get married at an early age and birth more children or they work. But what of the gap when they’re actually growing up, what values and responsibilities are they learning then? Nothing. So, when you ever think of providing material help to such people who require it, don’t just donate money; maybe you take a longer but commendable route to hand out some guidance counseling to children and adults for the things you think they should know and that even might help them in the future. This way the world may abolish poverty and also gain more wise thinkers and spark plugs.

There is nothing more quintessential to have people with a logical and humane mind all around us even with a monotonous power such as money. The only way we can try is by sharing the way we think about life and possessions with others around us; someone is not everyone will surely be heeding to you. Actions may speak louder than words but words are the existing true soul of life- in whichever language it may be. 

A want to need

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” – Yanni, Greek musician.

 


for the public eye life

The philosophy of life, is not written in books, or taught in institutes by professionals; there is no need for complicated philosophy because there is only one simple morality by which we need to live. That morality is the difference between human need and human want; that morality is our religion because there is only one God to whom we are answerable and compliant to. The difference between a need and a want is self-explanatory, but, unfortunately it is misunderstood under circumstances. In actuality, a need is something that we have to have, without which we cannot survive. And a want is something that we would like to have, without which we can still survive. A need is a need like appropriate clothing, a roof over our head, enough food and water to maintain our health and basic health-care amenities. A want is not only a want but something that we want to need but it can be eliminated if not affordable. A need is never overlooked in any aspects because its survival but a want can be overlooked in economic, social and financial aspects because that’s not survival, that’s called living.

 

Initially, we are earmarked to make not too many life choices that will inevitably affect our social behavior and reputation. We get to prioritize things by ourselves that we have to put with all the way through, we learn to outgrow negative feelings, overcome fear and make smart choices to help ourselves and then those around us. Basically, we’re given an imaginable and immaterial list of peculiarities that make us unique and human. We are not going to make such life choices when we want to answer them; it will occur to us in the most unconventional and surprising times and then, our decision will be more of an attitude notion than a contest. Our answer would be well-answerable if we have achieved to possess the simplicity of human need and human want; we will be better at making any life-choice if we know what we need in life and what we wish to want from life. This will only happen when we are well-educated about known accomplishments and misgivings of human life which is possible by positive interaction with people, taking up real-life challenges, exploring, etc.; we will be better acquainted with that we want and need if we read about natural existence, religion, humanity, creation, evolution, philosophy and heterogeneity. These genres would make us more knowledgeable to differentiate between human want and need, which also means stability in economic life. There is a fine line between a good life and a bad one; that line is formed by us and our choices of what we need and want, individually. We may exist to survive but life is meant to be fair-minded for needs and wants. We are not here to merely survive, we are meant to live by our answers, as limitless as they can be, and by our challenges.

 

So, if you want to go on a vacation or cut back on your expenses to fulfill better needs in life than wants, do it! Life is short as some say but only our decisions can make them immortal. Only you are responsible for the decisions you make, that is the sole purpose of our creation; we are sent here to live a life, with divinity and courage, so that we create a world, not only for the people we live with but for the mind we have chosen to be.

Endure a life and a death

In the end, we all die. We die inevitably as equals without discrimination and power. We die for the life we lived, no matter the years we have lived for. Life is the filling of death and vice versa; it doesn’t exist so that the other is temporarily defeated in a way that we feel at ease when we don’t have to burden both of the realities, life and death, together, on our shoulders. Life is the ultimate definition of death and death is of life. Without a reality as fearsome and strong as death, life would have not been lived as it is now, by us! Without a reality as beautiful and simple as life, death would have not been the farewell of the end. So, as you see, we aren’t here to choose life or death each day; we aren’t here to decide our faith in both of them; and we aren’t here to plan our life or our death to live a monotonous human-life and to surrender foolishly to death. God has given us life and only God will give us death. The choice that is left with us is as simple as our creation- when life is given to us, we should accept it with gratitude and live wisely and whole-heartedly; and when death is before us, we should accept it with weightiness and happiness as that is why we have been created for. Life is made short by effort, so we should not be quick in our actions and responsibilities; and death is made painful by effort, so we should not fear oblivion. To endure the ability to accept what is before us is to endure a peaceful life and a peaceful death.

To endure a life and a death is simple yet extremely difficult. It requires knowledge and patience; knowledge that of a noble and wise soul, who understands people and their sentiments towards existence and duty; and the patience to believe in the gravity of that knowledge. Knowledge isn’t written in scripture; knowledge is as pure as driven snow, learnt only by those who possess the desire to not live in denial any-longer. We have lived to die and in the end, we die for the life we have lived. Without true knowledge, life and death would be frittered by us. And there will come a time when we will feel sheer guilt and regret for not understanding the purist purpose of our lives when knowledge was offered to us, as true knowledge is omnipresent. To endure wisdom is to endure a complete life and a complete death.

Beauty is misunderstood today. Beauty is not just physiognomy and demeanor; it is beyond the beauty of our minds, it’s the creation of our soul and how we, as individuals, have chosen to build it. Beauty is everywhere and those who perceive it, speculate on it and use it are one of humanity’s purist creations. Beauty is inevitable, it is a gift of mind, soul and body; we are products of this gift, so lucky to have been created to live out of this, in a world so chaotic and manifold, that we choose to be who we are everyday. This choice is ours and will be forever; as beauty was a gift to us, this choice is a gift for the world as we cater ourselves to it. So, as beauty is as delicate as a feather, we should design it with thought and sensibility. We shouldn’t let ourselves be taken advantage of this gift in a way that would misfortune the purity of our lives. We shouldn’t become an example of prejudice and hatred in our own eyes. We should live each day with patience, if not happiness; and gratitude, if no wealth. Always remember that beauty is not what others see in us, it is that vision we see in ourselves. To endure beauty in living is to endure a good life and a good death.