What if . . . ?

One big simple question that will be a wrapper of this story and also will fill our brain, because it will be like a brainstorming for us.

Let’s begin! I will tell you two cases and you can follow my instructions. Don’t worry, I will do my best, so you will not lost in somewhere, but if that happens please call 911 or 14045 so you will be okay, hahaha, Sorry I was trying to make a joke, forgive me if not funny, LOL. Here we go . . .

Case 1: Food waste

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Some places has a rule about waste, like we must not be littering in anywhere in that place. Waste is one source of various problems together, like flood, disease, dirty water & etc.

Also there are people who working for cleanliness of specific place, like cleaner in the restaurants or movie cinemas. Their job is to make sure that the place must be keep clean.

Okay, let’s think, what if you become a customer in movie cinema. Imagine you bought some foods and beverages in the cinema. When the movie end, what do you usually do with that your food waste? Leave it in your seat or teke it to put in the trash? Please tell me the truth and then tell me the reason why you do that? I give you one minute to think about it, and you can continue reading after that.

— One minute —

So, got the answer? tell me! :)

Okay, let’s imagine there are 2 people as customers, Resya and Duta. They have different answer for this question. Resya told me that she will leave the food waste in her seat. She told me that there are people who working as cleaner in the cinema, so they will clean her food waste after she leave her seat, so this is the reason why she do that. Then move to Duta, he told me that he will take it to put in the trash. He told me that he want to give the cleaner with his little help by doing that.

Then they had argue about this, first Duta asked her, “Hi Resya, did you not feel sorry for them?”. “Why?”, asked Resya . “They didn’t had much time to clean all food waste from more than 50 people in there, also they just two people, did you not feel sorry?” asked Duta. “Are you crazy? why I have to care about them? It’s their job, they knew their responsibilities, it’s their jobs, not mine, and why I have to care, they got the fee, not me, also I paid ticket and foods not for free and one more thing, there’s no any rule in that cinema about customer should not leave food waste in their seat!” said Resya.

So, which one are you? Resya or Duta?

Okay, hold on, let’s continue to the next case first.

Case 2: Beggar

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There are lot of beggar in this world. Maybe there are some in your city. Especially in the public area where there are lot of people around. The government has tried to overcome this problem, but until now, we still meet them out there. Even there’s an rule in some places, rule about prohibition for giving money to beggar and begging. But human has humanity and sometime we broke the rule because of humanity.

Same question, what if you meet one of them? Do you give them money or not? Again please tell me the truth and then tell me the reason why you do that? I give you one minute to think about it, and you can continue reading after that.

— One minute —

So, got the answer? tell me! :)

Okay, let’s imagine there are 2 people, same people, Resya and Duta as pedestrians. They have different answer for this question too. Resya told me that she will give them some money from her pocket. She told me that those people need help from us, she think that her life is much lucky than them, so she want to help them, so this is the reason why she do that. Then move to Duta , he told me that he will not give anything to them. He told me that the best thing that we can give them is not money, but the life lessons, learn them to wake up and work to get money by their own effort.

Then again they had argue about this case, first Resya asked him, “Hi Duta, did you not feel sorry for them?”. “Why?”, asked Duta. “They need our help, why are you so stingy?” asked Resya “Stingy? Don’t said that if you don’t know about me, Resya! I’m not stingy! I just don’t want to give them money because they are so lazy. They choose become beggar to get easy money from us who need to working so hard to get money. Then I need to give them money? my money? Hell no!” said Duta. “Why you think that they are lazy? did you knew them before?” asked Resya. “I heard some of them had a good life, like good house, good car but they choose become beggar because he can got much money than they do work like other people.” said Duta. “But not all people like that, Duta! there are lot of people that really need help because they were not able to get it, like they need money for their family’s medical expenses and etc.” said Resya. “Look, for me, they are same! the best thing that I can give for them is life lessons! just it. And I will give some my money for people whom I think that they are really need it, like orphanage.” said Duta.

So, for this case, which one are you? Resya or Duta?

Resya vs Duta

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Which one are you? Resya or Duta? Let’s talk one by one, start from first case, the food waste.

First Case

  • Resya’s points: their job, no rule.
  • Duta’s points: help, compassion.

Maybe some of you think that one of them is bad or crazy people. But nothing was wrong with them, they have done the right thing in their opinion.

Resya was right, it’s their job, not her and there’s no any rule, so she didn’t broke any rule. It’s different between restaurant/cinema with public area, there are some rules in public area. So Resya was right.

Duta also was right, he think that they will feel helped by him. Help is a good thing, right. So Duta was right.

Maybe some of you feel shocked about these and asked why, why, why in your mind. Don’t worry I will explain you, after we’re done with the second case.

Second Case

  • Resya’s points: help, compassion.
  • Duta’s points: life lessons, the right targets.

Again maybe some of you think that one of them is bad or crazy people. But again nothing was wrong with them, they have done the right thing in their opinion.

Resya was right, she think that they will feel helped by her. Same with Duta in the first case, that help is a good thing, so Resya was right.

Duta also was right, he think in this world that there are lot of people is lazy, cheater and use humanity for their own good. He think that life lessons is better for them, and he will give his money for the right persons like orphanage. So Duta was right.

So, what is the conclusion of all this?

Conclusion

Have you read my story with the title is Everything has Two Sides? Let’s see the statements below, these from that story.

“We can live peacefully and happy if we try to understand the two side of life. We need to think that everything has positive and negative side.”

Sometimes we realize that we have done many things that coming from our principle. But sometimes we didn’t realize that our principle was coming from our experiences whether it’s positive or negative. Then it’s become habits because we have been doing this in long time.

The similarities of these two cases are:

  1. Help and compassion.
  2. Hate bad people such as lazy and cheater.

It’s positive and negative.

We need two these things for our good life, so our life will be balance. But what is the conclusion? Yap, the conclusion is

Do what you think it’s good and change if you feel there’s better thing.

As long as you think that you’re a good person and doing the good things, please keep like that. But if you find a better thing from someone else, please change for become a better person.

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For me, doing good is so easy, as long as we have accepted our life change. I’m trying to keep doing good, hopefully other people will do the same, so there will be many good people in this world. If we can to be a good one, then why we choose to be a bad one?

Thank You for reading, have a nice day! :)

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