The society we live in has an unwritten right on us. It is
a family of families and thus it is expected of us to behave
as a family member. If we feel agony when a family member is
in agony and feel elated when a family member is elated, we
should feel no different for members of this larger family.
The talents and skills, wealth and blessings we have need to
be shared with our society. Let us distribute some part of
these favours of God to our society. We could have been
without these favours had God intended but He gave them to us
even though we did not work for many of them.
We must try to make ourselves aware of the problems found
in our society. They can include poverty, malnutrition,
illiteracy, epidemics, various addictions, lack of shelter,
child-labour, child-beggary, cruelty to animals and plants. If
we are able to play a role in the eradication of any of these
evils, we can regard our unwritten collective responsibility
to our society fulfilled commensurate to the effort we put it.
In this regard, we need to broaden our vision and break the
shackles of caste, race and creed. We are all human beings
born from a single father and mother. God does not divide His
mercy between His creatures unless they break His covenants.
So we too should not be selective in this regard and always
try to abide by our covenants.
And we must bear in mind that our contribution to our
society starts by discovering our hidden talents and
potentials. This discovery is no less than that famous
Shakespearean tide which when taken at the flood leads on to
good fortune. If we are able to unravel our inner-self and
then polish the talents within, they can become formidable and
can be effectively put to use for the betterment of our
society. And we should also remember that no person on the
face of this earth is without at least one talent whether he
is literate or illiterate, intelligent or thick-headed, rich
or poor. It is only a question of recognizing it at the right