“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.” Pope Francis to the Food and Agriculture Organization (June 2013).
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video bellow is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone. Around the world, Caritas helps people so that they can feed their families.
The point is clear: when we help other, we help ourselves too. There is no way around it.
It’s like The Dalai Lama said in this video: help others, and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
Everything connects. If we help others, they will help us grow somehow. That’s the law of the Universe.
Many people get caught in the trap that when they help others, they should GET something in return right away, and that’s what makes them arrogant and think twice before helping someone else again.
The mistake is that if you help someone to get something back, then you are already doing it wrong. It’s not helping if you count it on paper. It will come back to you ten times more when you least expect it.
We evolved here on Earth to help each other grow in any way we can. After all, what’s the point of existing if we don’t serve others?
Watch this amazing animation bellow:
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