The Society today seems to be confused about being rich and being Human! The craze and rush to accumulate and amass wealth at the cost of relationship, morality and even faith. There are many things which are compromised or even persons and relations are destroyed in order to achieve ones goal and ambitious project, to be someone in the society because one's value and worth is counted or based on what you possess. We know many stories of families which are broken and destroyed because of one's desire to climb the ladder of success. The children who are educated by the self-sacrificing parents who give and spend everything that they have for their children but the end results are very negative. Many Parents find abandoned and ignore, some are placed in home for the aged because they seem to be a stumbling block for the material richness and achievement of their children. I know some of these ambitious children who have left their parents to achieve their dreams, have succeeded and very rich materially. But having encountered and spoken to them, most of them have confessed to be emotionally weak and poor. Deep down they do feel guilty that they have not been more human.
Some of these who get married and live lavish life are not able to train and form their kids because they have lost touch with humanity. They have not time for families and friends but are extremely busy in achieving goals and success. They lose all kind of familial connections with the families, everything is replaced with technology and material things. The relationship are based on how much you have and how much you can give. The children keep telling their parents that they don't need them because they are not human. They have forgotten to fathers and parents. The children don't enjoy the short lived happiness that is offered to them. They feel that it is all artificial and there is nothing human in relationships. Money and success don't make us Human and happy but human connectedness and touch make us rich and happy. With all the spiritual awareness that is being created by all religions, many are realising the importance of being human. People today are becoming a little more charitable. They are willing to be part of a development progress of poor and unfortunate people. I know many have been converted to be better human persons. They have smiles because they have learnt the art of being Human. The steps to be human according to me are:
1. Accept who you are.
2. Realise that we are made what we are due to the sacrifices of our parents.
3. Believe in social and spiritual traditions
4. Running after wealth and success alienates us from our loved ones
5. Spending quality time with family brings rich dividends.
6. Communication and personal deep dialogue with the loved ones opens the gates of happiness and brings spiritual health