In our modern preoccupation in one-upmanship, we often forget the simple joys of life, like the joy of sharing.
With keen competition while studying, or while working to get promotions, or when in business trying to get a contract, it is always everyone for himself. The ugliest side of human nature will be manifested in the competition. Even in sports, the spirit of sportsmanship is often hard to find. In education too, what good is education when not in fairness and through selfishness or even cheating?
Politicians as our leaders, should set good examples for us to emulate. But instead, what we are seeing are greed and self-enrichment, at the expense of the nation and the people.
Every political leader in power seems to be in the race to own the grandest palatial mansion, the most luxurious car or even jet plane, or hold the most wasteful biggest dinner. How they are able to enjoy when fellow humans are trying to make ends meet, with children drooling over simple meals which their parents cannot afford, is hard to understand.
When we look around, those who were dictators of nations would have accumulated incredible wealth by the time they are too old or sickly. If given the choice, I am sure they would be willing to forego them for good health. How much better it would have been, had there been fairness in distribution of wealth which would have enabled more people to live better lives. Wouldn't that make more people happy? Even those who were entrusted with the powers?