You might have often heard that we are all equals, however this belief is flawed. We are not created equally in our ability to achieve success or failure. Each individual is unique. They have their own strengths or weaknesses that may decide their future.
It is increasingly common for people to think, “Why should they get help when I didn’t? I am successful without anyone’s help.” But that’s not right. We have no idea what their life is like. A successful person might have had the drive to succeed, but also the love and support of loved ones, teachers and excellent opportunities. However, not everyone is lucky enough to grow up in a cherished environment and be surrounded by loved ones.
If a child is born with a disability or grows up in a poor or abusive environment, they do not have the same chance to succeed as a child born healthy, surrounded by a loving family and a comfortable lifestyle. The less fortunate child will start school a few years behind other students. Most children in this situation will never be able to catch-up, and as a result, this will affect them for the rest of their lives.
The world can a better place if people who are born with some advantages lend a helping hand to the less fortunate. We can learn to be thankful for what we have, and understand how others continue to survive despite the challenges they face. Violent crime can be reduced, and the world will be much safer for future generations to grow up in.
If we really want everyone to have an equal chance at success in life, then we need to extend a helping hand to those who need it. This is not limited to financial support. Providing love, care and guidance can greatly improve a person's life. Anyone is capable of providing these simple functions, and we can all play a role. And this is what it is to be simply human.