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Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear, and the blind can see. If we take a look on our present situation, the world is on the verge of being diminished and fear of death is ruling in the minds of every one. The only thing we are left with is to serve humanity in a manner that can bring a constructive change in this adverse situation.

Water is life and human beings cannot live without it. We need it for domestic and commercial purposes and therefore we survive on it. Notwithstanding its vitality, on the other hand takes away lives and properties, you will realize that, the harm and danger it comes with outweighs its benefits. That which gives life identically takes life. Why is it so? Because “in every negativity, there is an element of positivism.”

Imagine you are a student and a friend in your class has just failed a major test or exam. Your friend is distraught because she studied really hard and still failed. You don’t try to fix things for your friend. Instead, you make an empathetic statement like “I’m so sorry about your grade. I know how hard you studied and how disappointed you must feel.” “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who fight battles we know nothing about.”

The quality that makes us do the ordinary things extraordinary is humanity.  The ability to love and have compassion, be creative and not to be a robot or an outlandish, present the nature of humanity. Practice self-compassion, we are all human and everyone makes mistake. A person that doesn’t make mistakes doesn’t make it at all.

Human beings are imperfect or fallible. Being able to acknowledge wrong doings, and being open to feedback, even if it’s not what you want to hear or do. Just imagine attending to an annoying customer or uncanny client in a workplace or a colleague in an office naturally troublesome. You wished you never find yourself in an ill situation, yet it happens.  Sometimes you find yourself in a dilemma where you wished you were not the victim to it, nevertheless there is a reason for being there and therefore it can be catered for by exhibiting an act of humanity, patience. Patience is power. Tough times don’t last but tough people do.  We are tested not to show our weakness, but to discover our strengths. The calmer you are, the clearer you think.

Equally important, humanness is about openly sharing perspectives, opinions and discoveries. It means not being afraid to admit weakness and failure. It is not the types of mistakes you make, it is about you as a person, and the organization as a whole, admit and handle your mistakes. What others think about you is none of your business.

Feelings of the heart and thoughts of the brain are not opposites. In fact, they are intricately connected. When your loved ones come to you in tears, you want to understand them and  provide comfort by sharing in her emotional experience and hopefully heal her especially when it’s a newest couple. Many of us skew to one side or the other, more thinking or more feeling; more fixing or more commiserating. We mostly forget the fact that forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for your peace of mind.

Gratitude is a powerful way to show that you appreciate someone yet it is often overlooked.

Give a long, intimate hug or better still, stick out your hand for a handshake to care to their preference and cause a smile.

Every person is a lesson and I am a lesson to every person.”

As we become more digitally connected, it seems that humanity can easily get lost in the process. Are we supposed to lose value of ourselves when our lives are made easier and faster?

As humans are progressing as a human race into the future, the true essence of humanity is being corrupted slowly. It is essential to remember that the act of humanity must not have any kind of personal gain behind them like fame, money or power.

Nelson Mandela was a great humanitarian who worked all his life for those in needs. He never discriminated against any person on basis of sex, creed or anything.

Further, Mother Teresa was a woman who devoted her entire life to serving the poor and needy from a nation.

Humanitarianism is mostly ascribed or related to philanthropy which is the voluntary exhibition of traits to promote human welfare without the request from someone or expectation for something to be done in return.

All of us are capable of showing humanity. Our nature of being human inescapably makes it a responsibility. With one accord, model genuine empathy and show gratitude to each other and express respect and humility.

                                                                                                                   BY HILARY SAMUEL GRAVES

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