Letter: Believe in the good of others

I noticed a heartwarming incident recently while waiting for the traffic light to turn green. Ahead of my car in the queue were two motorbikes and they both were carrying pillion riders who were their children, and my guess is that they were around eight years old.

Their parents were just minding their own business and focused on the road ahead while waiting, but it only took a friendly wave from one of the children before his counterpart waved back and some exchange of words took place. However, their brief exchange ended abruptly as both motorbikes zoomed off once the traffic light turned green.

Now, they might never see each other again, but for that brief moment, they were friends and brothers. What I am trying to say here is that while we are busy making a living, it is the smaller things in life like this that reminds us to be appreciative and respectful of each other. The two boys riding pillion exemplified just that.

Hence, we do not need to lash out at each other because of differences in opinions. Every one of us should take heed from the two young children. I kindly urge everyone to be mindful of your words and actions and try to accommodate and understand where possible.

Please practise respect, humility and above all, kindness. We are, after all, a brotherhood of men. We are still facing a tough battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Do your part to help the authorities bring the numbers down.

Do not waste your energy and time on petty squabbling that yields zero results because in each and every one of us is the spirit of those two young pillion riders, who are friends and above all, brothers in humanity.


Yeap Ming Liong

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