After long hours of waiting for my friend at the bus station,
I got tired
and plan another meeting.
As I was still deciding,
there came a man selling culture shoes
and started showing them off to me
so as I could buy or something,
I just smiled and said thank you.
I don't know if it was the smile or what
but the young-man stepped closer
and stood beside me
and started talking to me.
I didn't just end up like this,
I had a life...
had a family
but one day
life just turned up side downand
all was gone just like that",
Those were his words,
his wife stole all his money,
sold his car and house,
it was really a hard time for him
and he was psychologically tortured.
A lot happened
and then he decided to pick up the pieces of his life
and try to make ends meet,
that's when he started making culture shoes
and selling them to earn a living.
As I stood there
listening to him pour out his heart
and story of his life,
I was still surprised
how in the world
can someone be so open to a total stranger like that
and it dawned on me that
some people get relieved that way.
a lot of times
we meet people
and most of them have burdens in their hearts,
some of them don't even have a person to listen to them,
so I've learned
to be good to all people
and always give them my time
to listen to what they have to say.
By doing this
it will not only help that particular person
but also the one listening
since you get to learn something from them
and see the other side of life.
This will make the world a better place to live in for all of us.