Good vs Evil: Good Samaritan Teens / Teen Rapists

Good vs Evil: What prevails more in our society? Good or Evil? We leave the choice to you to evaluate the society you belong to. However in this new section ‘Good vs Evil’ we bring out the two extremes of the social incidents. The good one which sets an example and ensure we raise our kids like them. And the evil one which makes us aware and ensure we raise our kids unlike them and enable them to protect themselves from such evils.

The Good: Good Samaritan Teens

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Tarbett (17),  Bailey Campbell (17) and Aeron McQuillin (18)

The three teenagers from Ontario, Canada, went for a drive and spotted a stranger’s broken car. She was struggling with no help at the highway, who can’t afford to tow the vehicle. The boys decided to help her by pushing her car till her home. Interestingly, her home is not at the next street, but 7 miles far. But the good Samaritans did it. (Read the full story here)

The Evil : Teen Rapists

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In India, rape has become a routine crime and going on like it has no full stop. According to a report about 1,752 rape incidents are reported every year in the Indian state of Odisha, alone. But it saddens us, when the crime is committed by teenagers whom we can still call as boys next door.  A college student was allegedly gang-raped in Odisha’s Sundargarh by five youth, including three of her classmates, who dragged her into a forest on her way back to home after college. (Read the full story here)

Bottom line: Every kid is born with a blank soul, it is us the society and the parents who script their character. Teach them Good and make them practice it. Make them aware of the Evil and help them fight it.

 

Comment your thoughts… Ideas to bring up good character in kids.

News Courtesy: CBC.ca and News 18 India

Story : The Best Country in the World

There lived a Sage, who traveled across various countries. He preached the values of life to thousands of people. Years passed and he has become so old and decided to live his last days in a country which is the best among all the countries he visited by them.

He called up his disciples to choose the right country for him. The disciples discussed with one another. Some suggested a wealthy country with all the facilities, some suggested where the sage has more followers, some suggested a country with less population so that he can be peaceful without much disturbance. But they could not finalize anything and returned to the sage.

The Sage listened to them and said “I give you a clue, I wish to spend my last days in a country where good people live”. But the disciples were unable to find out a way of how to tell some people good or bad?

They again returned to the sage and asked “Please guide us! How can we define someone good or bad? Because all the people loved you, they all listened to your preaching how can we differentiate?” 

The Sage calmly replied “One who is selfless in his actions and cares for others than he does for himself is a good man”

One of the disciples suggested a country’s name and suggested the sage that is the country where good people live. The Sage asked him to explain how he concluded that decision. He replied “Because people of that country love nature, which is the most selfless act in the world. All the rivers in that country are clean, maintained perennial and animals to live freely there. So I have found that country the best.”

The Sage agreed to his views “You are correct! A clean river is the simple sign of how good a nation is and its people are. A clean river will create the right ecosystem around it, wherever it runs, nature will reward those who saves it”.

He moved there and lived the rest of his life there.

– Din

Kerala

Moral : The highest degree of selfless living is to take care of the Nature. Any nation which preserves its natural resources is the best nation in the world, not the ones which are richest in terms of money or military or education. Even highly educated people are failures when they miss to understand the nature. Make rivers clean, make countries beautiful!

Video : Shopping while Black, Stand up Against Racism

“Shopping while black” is a phrase commonly used for the type of marketplace discrimination that is also called “consumer racial profiling”, “consumer racism” or “racial profiling in a retail setting”. Shopping while black describes the experience of being denied service or given poor service because one is black.

This Social Experiment shows how people reacts to it. Less than 20% took a stand against it. Though it’s less, we feel glad about the 20 percent. We need more people to join the stand against Racism. After all we are the same Human beings. 

PEACE AND LOVE 🙂

Appreciate : A Man provides Lunch for 1 Rupee for the poor : Venkatraman

“One day a woman from a Government hospital came to buy idlis for Rs 10. Since there were no idlis that day, she went away disappointed. She didn’t have extra money to buy something else to feed her ailing husband. That’s when I realized that there are people who actually survive on only Rs 10 a day”

Venkatraman500 kilometers from Chennai, in the small town of Erode, is this restaurant, a lifeline to the poorest of the poor who come for treatment at the Erode Government Hospital. Shri AMV Homely Mess run by Venkatraman serves lunch for a token amount of one rupee to the attendants of the unfortunate patients admitted at the hospital.

Venkatraman, said, “One day a woman from a Government hospital came to buy idlis for Rs 10. Since there were no idlis that day, she went away disappointed. She didn’t have extra money to buy something else to feed her ailing husband. That’s when I realized that there are people who actually survive on only Rs 10 a day. While other people waste so much money on unnecessary things. That’s when I decided that I should give food to the needy for one rupee.”

Venkatraman doles out 30 such tokens every day. “Though I am not very rich, I am able to manage this as other customers pay the full amount,” informs the son of a former railway employee. 

 Customer said, “Venkatraman’s Rs 1 lunch scheme has helped a lot of needy people. Nowhere else can we purchase anything for Rs 1 a day.” Venkatraman simple scheme has fed thousands of needy people. Other customers pay Rs 40 for the same lunch

But why should the token cost Re 1 at all? Venkatraman has a logic: “If we give something absolutely free to somebody, they won’t respect it. Only if they give something from their pocket, even if it is as meagre as one rupee, they will value it.”

Though this world is predominantly inhabited by selfish people, the acts of a few good souls make it a better place. Venkatraman is clearly one such good samaritan.

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Powerful Quote #91 : HappYness Finder

The World is full of happYness and people are full of kindness, all it matters is we should locate, identify and filter them from the others. 

– Words by Din

Happyness