Man is a social being. He lives in the association of others bearing same likeness. He cannot survive alone. Every human contributes something to this society. How small it may be. And he also takes help from the society in turn. It’s a mutual process. A type of ‘give and take’ process.
During our lifetime we come across many people who help us. And we also come across many people whom we help. Hence this is how the society has been running and it will keep running this way for years to come.
Thinking of our routine from the morning we come across many people who can be termed as our ‘helpers’. They help us to achieve our goals. They have at least some contribution in our life, how minimum it may be.
Right in the morning come the milkman. He gives the milk right in our doorsteps. It is an important form of nourishment for the little ones in the family. Now think of the Municipal Corporation sweeper who comes to collect the garbage at each and every house without fail?
The days he doesn’t come the bins get filled with garbage. Think if the same happens for a number of days? The garbage will start stinking and people will start throwing garbage outside, here and there to discard them. Although shunned sweepers are an important part of our society.
Then walks in the house maid. She keeps the house clean for us. She gives her own physical labour so that we can stay in healthy environment. Going to school we find the clerk and the peon. The peon rings the bell after every period allowing us a break from monotonous lecture. Even the teachers form another group of helpers altogether.
When we go to the office the rickshaw puller, the bus driver and bus conductor act as our ‘helpers’. The policemen who look after the safety security of us and also control law and order are our ‘helpers’.
We as human beings are made up of such mental makeup that we tend to take things for granted quite easily. We like luxury but we do not care about its provider. A simple example of this is that the world we live in today and everything in existence around us from ourselves to our loved ones is provided by the creator, almighty God.
But get easily overpowered by worldly attractions and tend to discard our creator altogether, conducting misdeeds in gross violation of the moral principles that we were supposed to follow for the strengthening of human values and fulfillment of our conscience.
What comes easy to us often has less or no value. Our own presumption of might overpowers our puny mentality and the sky appears within arm’s reach; the authority of God is denied by us then; and all acts are judged with our own litmus paper of selfishness.
So, in this way we can see whether it’s a normal rickshaw puller to respected policemen, all are our helpers. So it is our duty to act as responsible citizens and also help them in turn when they need us. Not only this we should also treat them with respect and care even though it is a normal rickshaw puller or a sweeper.
Often people misbehave with people such a rag picker and the sweepers. But that is very ungrateful attitude. These people help us to maintain health and hygiene every day. But misbehaving with them we our downgrading our morals.
Today’s newspapers are replete with instances where the lower income group people and the working class labourers are mistreated to extents so derogatory, and their self-esteem crushed to so humble remains, that they resort to immoral activities for the redressal of their grievances.
The greedy and globally corrupt world we live in, the wealth is primarily concentrated among a very small fringe group of people who control the markets as well as the economy. Often times, these rich people do not pay importance about the poor. The economy is so manipulated as to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. As a result, our helpers, mostly belonging to the lower income group feel cheated and left out.
This is the perfect recipe of a mutiny. They may take up illegal paths and this will create a situation of intensely chaotic nature. If these people, our helpers, give up on us, the entire city, country and world altogether will crumble down owing to the massive disorganization that would ensue.
The municipal workers, if stop sweeping, will get the city stinking, the swearers clogged and drainage disrupted. This will massively aggravate diseases and might be a potential flood ushered.
This was just one of the many examples as to what apocalyptic outcome can result in the absence of our helpers.
Even the Government has taken up many policies and steps for the improvement of the living standards as well as the workplace environment for these helpers who are mostly from the working class low income group labour section.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has urged the citizens of India, who are well capable and self-sufficient, to give up their cooking-gas subsidy so that, the money saved by the Government can be utilized for providing free cooking-gas connections to the lower income group people who could have otherwise be able to afford it.
This form of fuel is not only environment friendly, but is also free of various hazards that come along like the possibilities of accidental fire, chronic illnesses related to breathing caused as a result of the harmful gasses liberated during the burning of firewood which was their preferred choice of fuel earlier.
All men are created equal and no one should consider their work of any lower or of any higher importance than the person next to him. We all have to join hands and help make this world a better place. Our helpers and assistants just make it a tad bit easier for us to accomplish the goal of achievement of a better tomorrow.