Friday, 27 March 2015
Have you ever wondered why you keep giving out your best even though you do not get reciprocal treatment? Ever wondered why you cannot stand to see people in pain? Ever wondered why you respect caregivers so much? Ever wondered why you feel deep inside a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction whenever you help someone even if you had to take stringent measures? Ever wondered why you cannot seem to give up on people even when they give up on you? Ever wondered why you cannot seem to get people out of your mind even when they totally forget about you? Ever wondered why a world such as ours should be plagued with sickness, poverty, disability and chaos? If you fall in any of these categories, you are part of the people I call "human angels".
Human angels are rare. They are normally identified by their beautiful hearts, souls and minds. Human angels are scattered all over the world. They are in our families, friends,workplaces and if you are lucky, you will tie the knot and spend the rest of your life with a human angel. Human angels are few but their actions more often than not defy logic. They normally go through pain, heartbreak,rejection,exploitation and pressure to ensure others are happy. They are very patient and have a long rope for tolerating people. Human angels cannot pretend to love. In relationships, human angels seem to prioritize and make their significant other their topmost priority. They appear tough on the outside but deep within, they have the softest of hearts. They get jealous sometimes for no reason. They want their significant other only to themselves. Sometimes they tend to nag and appear annoying. Human angels at work want to do all the work. They relate well with people. They are the type that might give up what they have to please their colleagues. In our families, they sometimes give up their dreams to allow their siblings succeed. They are normally the bread winners but end up with little or no bread at all. In government, they are selfless and are true reflections of the National anthem and pledge ( there are just a few of them in this sector nowadays) They always aim to please their partners.
We are human angels. Human angels, based on my point of view should be people we normally cannot live without but the opposite is the case. They always seem to take second place in the lives of others. I have come to realize that people for some reason do not like relationships where everything is handed down to them on a silver platter. People would rather like to beg, treated roughly and feel hurt sometimes; these traits cannot be found in human angels yet they still take second place.
If someone makes you feel bad just because they want you to do them a favour which they know you won't refuse, then know that you are a human angel. It sometimes is amazing the way other people and things "blind" us from seeing the human angels in our lives and just like George Elliot posited,
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone". If you would be patient to reflect, you are likely to realize that there has always been someone or a group of people who you can call your guardian angel or angels. We all can be human angels and we need each other to survive. We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other- (Anonymous)
Nobody is perfect and I know it is not easy giving up your heart but what would be the essence of life if for one moment we cannot be our brother's keeper? Are you a human angel? My name is Edwin Oko Lamptey and this is my Friday R.A.T (RANDOM AFRICAN THOUGHT