Have you ever noticed how well dressed people tend to get treated differently?
Why do we give more respect to those who look nice, or dress well or are rich and / or famous?
If a well-dressed man, wearing a suit, fell over... we would run to his aid. But if a man dressed in ripped jeans and a beanie fell over, we would all walk past and ignore him... Why is this?
Who said that the man wearing Ray Ban glasses and a Gucci suit was any more important than that other guy?
What if that guy was your Dad? Or Brother? Would you still walk past?
At what point did we lose our humanity?
Who said we were the most important person in the world. Through travelling the world and meeting all walks of life in all different cultures, I picked up on a common theme, especially in western culture.
Everyone strives for importance and significance.
People are willing to go to any length in order to feel like they are super important. To the point where they will go on TV and allow a nation to just watch them live out their lives, in a house full of strangers. Conversely, they might just walk into a cinema and slaughter an auditorium full of people by gunning them down.
Do we all want to be celebrities? Or do we just want to feel important, and looked up to by others?
But who said wearing Calvin Klein suits and driving a BMW, makes you important? Is that just clever advertisers leading you to believe that in order to mean anything, in our current society, you have to dress well and drive an expensive car?
Surely we should be focusing more on our actions, in our day to day lives...
Surely we should be more focused on the decisions we make, which shape our, and our peers, lives...
Surely we should be more focused on our positive contribution to society...
What we do today, ultimately, shapes the world of tomorrow.
And who lives in tomorrow?
Our kids and grandchildren, our nieces and nephews and our many, many cousins.
Let’s join hands and discover a better tomorrow.