things that we don’t see..

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!!



26 Responses to “things that we don’t see..”

  1. 1 Mini
    January 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm


    Yes we indeed need to look around and a smile, a touch or even a simple conversation from us can brighten, if not save many lives. Esp with our kids growing up in luxury, they need to be sensitised and made to look around with ‘open’ eyes.

    Thanks for this useful thought, I hope this will definitely ‘open’ a few eyes!!!

    Just back from Miami, you have many fans out there, waiting for your movie……


    • January 20, 2010 at 1:36 am

      hey mini ma’ am.. good hear from you.. MIAMI?? fans?? REALLY?? well, thats news to me.. tell them to come down in july to watch my film.. [how selfish can i be?? :-)]

      • 3 Mini
        January 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm

        Hi Vineeth,

        My cousin, family and friends in Miami are aware of your film plans and said ‘Oh he is an Extremely talented boy!!!!”. Hey I felt very proud. Don’t worry, even if they can’t come down, they will watch it somehow…..hum they watch a lot of movies….all the time.

        May be I need to book a ticket for myself, in July(date?) to Kerala, if you are not planning to release malravadi….elsewhere.


  2. 4 binu
    January 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm


    It was a good which makes evry1 to think abot thos real facts………….

  3. 6 Jitin
    January 19, 2010 at 1:30 am

    really inspiring vineethetta .. an eye-opener.. we must look at our behaviour at the restaurants with the waiters and cleaners also, when something annoys us.. or wen we aren’t satisfied ..

  4. January 19, 2010 at 3:13 am

    This blog reminds me of a movie scene. Has anyone ever watched the movie Munna Bhai MBBS? In that movie, there is a scene when a girl calls in to Sanjay Dutt’s radio show. She tells him, my father has arranged for me to meet a boy and I have only one date to see what this guy is like. How can I tell if he is suitable/nice? He replies, have the waiter spill a glass of water on the boy and see how he reacts. You can really tell a person’s personality by seeing how they treat people who they think are below them. I honestly thought that this was one of the neatest tricks I have ever heard, and I truly do believe it does reveal something about a person’s personality. My prayer is all people simply forgive the waiter who spilled water on them and just move on.

    Meera Mol =)

  5. 11 fazal
    January 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    dude, really u r pointing ur nib towards the verity. its an appreciable thing. i hop d blog hitters will get more cognitions regarding the happenings in their surroundings thruu ur act. keeep writing n zooming the facts.
    luv n support,

  6. 13 Rudhish Mathew
    January 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    u r right. We are discussing about global issues, but we neglect the things happens in front of our eye.

  7. January 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    vineeth thangaloru valiya manushya snehi koodey anennu manasilayi…

  8. 18 Dr.Sasikanth.M.S
    January 20, 2010 at 11:25 am

    its always like that we never see the things happening around we all r worried about the big big things which actually never affect directly…hope ur words r from ur heart,if sou r a real human..bcoz most of the celebrities r least worried about these problems…

    thank u Vineeth….

  9. 20 Rayiz
    January 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    hi vineeth..it is Gr8 tht u r using ur blog 4 discussing human related topics also..its happy tht u r not like other celibrts who is using web only 4 their film marketing…and it is vry plsr tht u r making ur first film for children’s..and am vry proud tht my frnd shaan is doing music with u…wish u guyz can do more.. for film and society also.

  10. 22 krish arun
    January 21, 2010 at 7:49 am

    thoughts are fine ,but correction has to start from our education system.

  11. 23 VIGIL
    January 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm


    vineeth i am vigil .. i am in uk for past 4 years by the way i am aware of the latest project which u r doing ..i have sent u email ages ago about me but i havent recived any replay ..by the way i would like to tell u that i am an actior


    i have done a british bollywood feature film in uk ..which was directed by zafar iqbal ..it was small budget film the name is my big fat lovestory.. i would like to ask you that will u be bale to give me an oprtunity in your film i ca do the audition and i am sure that i will convince you if i am given a chance ..but i dont nknow how to contact you so this is my only way ..hope u will see this message and respond ..all the best wishes for your movie ]


  12. 24 Divya
    January 24, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I know I am a little late to post a comment in this but then,better late than never right??I do agree with u and its really sad to hear or see such things happen to people especially young kids..but i must say that most of these young boys choose to work rather than study..they dont realise that they can get educated and then get better jobs and earn enough for a decent living….I really feel that since we are all gifted to be educated we should give it back to really deserving people in some way…The least that we could do is sponsor for a child’s education through organisations like World Vision etsc(This is the only one I know!).All we need to spend per month is just about Rs.600 and then world vision takes care of the rest. Trust me guys I am not in their marketing team or anything and this is not any kind of business for which I get paid for making more ppl join…Vineeth Sreennivasan is also sponsoring a kid for the past 2 years….So I think a little act of kindness would really make a big difference in one’s life.

  13. 26 bijoy
    February 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    yes vineeth, we do listen to those which are highlighted. (by media or by other means) in our world, often many hardworking people are let unnoticed. acknowledgement of such sections, that contribute uplift of our society, do enhancement of responsibilitier in their own field of work.

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