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Selflessness over Selfishness

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

You’d see that in “My story” I’ve mentioned the importance of selflessness over selfishness – and particularly how it is a key factor in Woman Empowerment. Before I elaborate onto this topic, I would like to remind you that I do not hold any sort of degree to academically support my statements nor am I claiming that my thoughts and feelings are the best and only perspective to analyse, with that being said – selfishness over selflessness is in my eyes a forgotten way of loving and a disregarded topic within our modern day society.

The world we live in today forces us to fight our way forward, block out any distractions and head towards this endless tunnel that actually causes more failure than you would’ve had in the beginning – this “tunnel effect” is what separates us as a global family and drives us away as children of God. We become so concentrated that we sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses, lend a helping hand, and connect with parents; siblings; loved ones and even our enemies. This concept of “the tunnel” doesn’t have to be our future, and is in an actual matter of fact – selfish. Money, success, greed, envy, fame, popularity, jealousy, and status have all overpowered the true essence of being one nation, one family, one society and one world. The modern day economy is programmed in such a way that it makes the rich, richer and the poor – poorer, you’re probably reading this on a mobile device that is loaded with hundreds of data and airtime or an expensive laptop or computer – including you in the percentage of the “rich” population, therefore consider this my personal invitation in extending the worlds need to have you helping in some way or another, because all in all, the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

In a women empowerment’ view – there are millions of girls out there that are underprivileged, uneducated, starving, sexually abused, abandoned, and even dying. I take it that you’ve chosen to read this article only because you have a keen interest in women empowerment and understand its importance – therefore classifying yourself as a believer in women empowerment and as a believer – it is your duty to empower women and spread the word. In some Middle Eastern countries, women effectively live as prisoners, unable to leave the house except under the guardianship of a male guardian. They have no role at all in determining their own lives; they are seen as nothing more than a commodity, property of the males of the family, and as owners, the men have the right to make decisions for them - this oppression needs to be abolished throughout the world. This oppression and male dominance is a reflection of selfishness, and superiority of the sexes.

Instead of bringing others down and becoming so besotted with success, I urge you to spend quality time with loved ones, to listen rather than talk, to love rather than hate, to smile rather than frown, to give rather than take and to do rather than watch.

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