Yesterday morning, the sky was overcast. When I left my house for work , it was drizzling. after driving some distance, I realised that an unusual but rhytmic noice emanating from the rear left of the car. So I went inside a Petrol station, and came down to take a look. Alas! my rear left wheel was completely flat.
Although I am a member of AAM, in these types of circumstances, i normally would not call them and would take the jack and change the wheel myself.
In the midst of loosening the nuts before jacking up the car, a young man who had just finished filling petrol came over and offered to help.
I could have changed the wheel without any assistance, but with an extra pair of hands to hold and steady the spare tyre, it was much easier for me to screw in the nuts..
After that, he helped me to put the punctured tyre into the boot, and offered the info that there was a tyre shop not far from the station and that the shop opens very early..
Although it was a gloomy day, and i had a punctured tyre which would make me late for my work, my heart was filled with sunshine just because of the action of this young man, who is in his twenties and possibly still in college.
All day, I was in quite a happy mood despite the bad luck.
It goes to show that an act of good-heartedness and lending a hand when needed will go a long way to make a person’s day.
It shows that in Malaysia, despite the bad driving manners of a lot of people, there are still good samaritan around..
Although we now know that character has a lots to do with genetics, I want to believe Mencius who had proposed the theory that all men are born good and innocent and it was the environment as well as the upbringing that shapes a person’s character. As a romantic in my heart, believing in the goodness of mankind gives me hope and happiness; one day, maybe human beings will truly evolve to a stage where humanity, morality and compassion are practiced by all.
Believing in the goodness of human gives us Hope, and Hope is what sustains most of us, whether in bringing up children, in our career, in our relations , even in our casting of votes!!