It Is For Your Own Good




Parents used to advise their children, "It is for your own good that we send you to school. You will have many friends there. They will take good care of you. You all can do many things together. In fact, there is no better place for you but a good school".
After sometime, the same children advise their parents,"It is for your own good that we send you to old folk's home. You will have many friends there. They will take good care of you. You all can do many things together. In fact, there is no better place for you but a good old folk's home".
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Teachers used to warn their students, "It is for your own good that you do what you are told and don't retaliate, or we will deal with you and bring you to our discipline committee. I can assure you that you will pay for all that you have done to us".
After sometime, the same students warn their teachers, "It is for your own good that you do what you are told and don't retaliate, or we will deal with you and bring you to our secret society. I can assure you that you will pay for all that you have done to us".
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The immediate superiors used to threaten their subordinates, "It is for your own good that you do what is good for all of us. You will bring us all down if you continue to do otherwise. If you refuse to comply, we will sake you".
After sometime, The same subordinates threaten their immediate superiors, "It is for your own good that you do what is good for all of us. You will bring us all down if you continue to do otherwise. If you refuse to comply, we will vote you out".
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We are very good at telling others what to think, what to feel, and what to do. But when is the last time we tell ourselves what to think, what to feel, and what to do. People everywhere continue to learn feverishly but we have stopped learning many decades ago. Does that make us a good judge of others?
Many decisions we made are for our own convenience and self-interests. We are perturbed when others get into our way; we will get rid of them as soon as we can. When is the last time you do a single thing solely for the good of others?
We practise the law of separation ever since we are born. We are separated from our womb, separated from our families, our friends, our colleagues, our fellow human beings, our surroundings and everything around us, and ourselves. We even abstain from human thoughts and wisdom, human feelings and desires, human wills and ways, and human needs and wants.
But we are born into the world to worship God and to enjoy the company of all His creations. Is this how to "care for the good of others?" Let us help others solely for the good of others.

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