Why do most of our politicians in
for the bigger part of our viewing time seem angry when
they make their political or campaign speeches, declarations and claims? Being servants of the people one tends to think they must show demeanor. Why should they show their anger? It is as if
they still believe that their role is leader rather than servant in a new
One would think it is humbleness that brings our heart to the work that we do. It is certainly humbleness that transforms our worldly endeavors into prayer. In fact every action that we do in kindness and compassion and in the manifestation of goodness and warmth is prayer. It all adds to the merit we carry away with us when we go; none of the material wealth we accumulate in this world can we carry away with us. In fact such stuff keep our ego thriving and keep us in the remit of haughtiness and arrogance. Such behavior destroys our social fabric, contrary to what we believe. Our small Maldivian community can rise to great heights of moral goodness in a hurry if only we take time to reflect and understand the folly of our behavior – that life is not about taking, it’s about giving – having the freedom to be. This reminds me of a poem we were made to learn in grade school.
Through this toilsome world alas
Once and only once I pass
If a good deed I may do
Or a kindness I may show
To a suffering fellow man
Let me do it while I can
For I shall never pass this way again
So where is anger in this scheme of things?