Love Thy Neighbours
“Love your neighbours as you love yourself!” This quote, taken from the Holy Bible, teaches us to care for other people, and treat them as we would like others to treat us. ‘Neighbour’ here means humanity as a whole — every single person!
We should realize that people have feelings, and all of us should try to be kind, considerate and thoughtful. If you always remember this, there will be fewer chances of hurting their feelings.
Some people are very selfish, and just don’t care what happens to others. Living together in. communities requires great adjustments. A helpful hand, a kind word or deed, genuine caring and co-operation go a long way in creating harmony and peace.
If you respect the other person and his values, he in turn, will do the same for you. It is much easier to throw garbage on the road or in front of a neighbour’s house, make a number of telephone calls from another’s house simply because your phone is out of order, or worse still, take full advantage of a friend’s hospitality without a word of thanks; all these things show our lack of consideration and caring for other people.
Put yourself in the other person’s shoes, then see how it feels! So, “Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you!”