Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine, who had spent all his teenage and early 20’s, working in a hotel. He was telling me about the kind of life he had there, working all day as if it was the only thing he was born for. The conversation we had, actually illuminated me on a few things I ve never thought about.
When we go to a restaurant, we often tip the waiter generously, but do we even notice the cleaning boys? It’s a shame to admit, but I ve not, really!! They are actually the people who work all day, clean every single person’s left over, but rewarded with scoldings at the end of the day. Some of them are kids who don’t even get a chance to get educated.
There are millions of things around us which we don’t even see. Not that we can afford to help every single person around- but a smile, a secret tip [I was told cleaning boys are not allowed to accept tips in most restaurants], an expression of acknowledgement – that we can really afford. Respecting people around us, that we can afford..
We all need to look around guys.. Global warming might be a big problem, but to me, ignoring the lives around us seems bigger!!