2050—a year that people have hoped to be the best, didn’t turn out to be as good as they have dreamed. For centuries, mankind has hoped to generate the best generation of leaders that they can have in order to sustain its existence. They have hoped, prayed and crafted the best scientist, politician, businessman and citizen that have ever walked down the deteriorating ground of earth. All of their dreams and aspirations have been consolidated in the minds and witty persona of the aforementioned beings but little do they know that their efforts, their years of hard work have been churned to useless crap. Yes, they have made the best person that can lead the world but they have forgotten something important. It wasn’t a vial filled with exotic liquid that can instantaneously make the drinker smart. It wasn’t anything scientific, political nor religious. What they forgot was the very being of the person. It was his nature of being “concerned”.
The abovementioned paragraph maybe deemed to be funny or as a nice piece of literature but the little thought that it carries may become a scary reality.
“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy’s first law of Equivalent Exchange.”
~Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist
Often times, due to the continuous modernization happening in this fast changing society, people often overlook the little things. Be it being polite or by gently smiling to a disheartened stranger, people nowadays have outgrown the old fashioned mindset of giving back since they now know that in every action they take, there should be a corresponding result. They may clamour that they are just being practical but by abiding on that principle just because you expect something in return is not a justifiable reason. This fact is very evident in modern countries and sadly, it has