THE WORLD OF NO EMPATHY | Displaying of Power When Dealing With The Less Priviledged


One day a wealth businesswoman passed through a side road on her way back from work. There was an old man was selling his eggs on that road. She stopped her convertible grey Mercedes Benz AMG S63, to buy some eggs from the old man. This “side shop” was the only source of income for the old man.

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The businesswoman lowered her window and inquired from the seller. 

“Sir, how much are you selling your eggs for?” 

The seller replied, “25 cents per each egg, ma’am”

She scornfully demanded from the seller, “I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or else I leave”. 

The old man, with no option, replied, “It’s alright ma’am. You can have the 6 eggs at $1.25. Maybe this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg throughout the day. God bless you so much”

The businesswoman took her eggs and drove away from the seller. In her mind she had won (the 25 cents)! 

She drove away to meet her best friend at one posh restaurant for their evening treat. The two ordered some expensive meals and ate just a little of that. They then left a lot of what they had ordered on the table. The businesswoman then went on to pay the bills. She tendered $100.00 to pay the total bill of $90.00, and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change! Woooow! 

Such incidences are common in our everyday lives. While the rich businesswoman went on to spend a lot of money later on, but she didn’t see the need of supporting that old man selling eggs by that little 25 cents. She behaved like as if it was a lot to her! 

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The Billion Dollar Question Is: 
Why do we always seem get pleasure in demonstrating our power and influence when negotiating with the weak of the society? Even when we know fully well that we are more than capable of assisting them in their noble cause, we are always trying to sound naïve? Whenever we buy from the needy ones, we seem not to care about them at all? And, in that same regard, why do we seem to get so generous to those who do not even need our generosity? Why? 

Ladies and gentlemen, we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. Where there is a noble cause, why not empathise and push them to another level? They are not beggars. They are just trying to make a genuine living in a tough world. Let’s learn to empathise. 

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