“We as human beings barely share things with others,
but an animal sharing things with other animals is a lesson, a lesson for us.”
~ Mrs. Neire, Junkyard Owner
San Carlos, Sao Paulo
I watched a powerful video on Collective Evolution the other day about an abandoned dog, Lilica, and her selfless, generous heart.
Above are the words of Mrs. Neire, the owner of the junkyard in front of which Lilica had been abandoned, who took her in despite limited food and other resources.
My heart was warmed with the love of both Mrs. Neire and the teacher, Lucia, who shared what little they had with the animals in need around them. If only all hearts were as gentle and compassionate towards the less fortunate – human or otherwise – as theirs.
A few days later, I also saw this video floating around on Facebook (you may have to be logged into a Facebook account to view this link, but it is publicly shared), one of the countless ‘social experiments’ going on right now to give people an inside look at the reality of our generosity and willingness to share with complete strangers.
The results of the short video are, sadly, a common conclusion to these social experiments; it is often those who have the least who are always willing to share – probably because they know what it’s like to have nothing and be left wanting.
Coupled with the fact that those who do have are unwilling to risk sharing with someone out to scam them, there is a growing gap between those that have and those that do not.
May the sharing of such social experiments help us all to reconsider our initial reaction the next time a stranger reaches out to us for help.