People need people

By Shehara de Mel

Who are you? Why are we here? Why do we exist? ………these questions appear seemingly simple enough to answer- or so we think- But how many of us can reply (with a non-textbook answer) in a matter of minutes? Can we answer with ease and confidence or do we pause a moment to truly ponder the gravity of these words?

Yes, you and I are beings, alive and growing with arms and legs and everything else that wires us together. We’re here on earth to live, work, have a family and eventually pass on to the beyond. That’s the human cycle we are all undoubtedly aware of. We each have names, (not just one but a whole lot), family names, a race, colour, origin and the list of our social make-up goes on. But if one were to really think about it long and hard, if you and I existed to fulfill some cycle or make the world’s socio-economic map look pretty with all its diversity, our existence would(to me), be a bore.

We all need to understand the value and depth of our existence. Today, a large number are yet to find the meaning behind their existence. They are so consumed with the affairs of their own lives that they rarely have time to glance at a world in need . People need people. We cannot live alone; we were all created to help, depend on, and care for one another. Isn’t that what led to the conception of a community in the Stone Age? Isn’t that what led to the ultimate birth of cities and thereafter, nations? We don’t exist merely to keep the cycle of life going or fulfill our own needs and wants.

There are other beings around us: living on the same planet, breathing the same air and sharing that same big ball of fire we call ‘the sun’. They have the same needs as you and I- love, acceptance, communication, attention, friendship, food, water, clothes, freedom and peace. Some of us take the easy way out (I say easy because it doesn’t require our time or effort): we assume provision of finances would help solve everything. Now there is nothing wrong with helping out financially; but money doesn’t solve every problem or meet a particular need: it doesn’t help a person in grief or an orphan yearning for a family; it doesn’t satisfy the emotional needs of an abused woman or child, an elderly person seeking a little attention and love.

There are some problems that money simply cannot solve. What would help is a listening ear, a donation of your time and love, an act that brightens their day or lightens the mood- Simple things that touch the heart. Sometimes we don’t have to look that far. Our neighbours or nearby villages may need our help to either paint the house or clean up after a flood. Whatever it may be, there are people out there with problems big and small. We exist to be of service to them and help in whatever way we can.

“Live with purpose, hunger for the meaning behind your existence, reflect on why you do the things you do and give because you can.” So, who are you? You are a solution!! To find out how STITCH is helping to improve our future, or to find out how you can dedicate yourself, please visit our website at www.stitchmovement.com.

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