The armless man & the blind man

Hello there. Today is yet another Wednesday and yet another week of my Opinion Wednesdays. This Wednesday I would like to discuss something I came across some weeks back that really interested me. What interested me was a story about two Chinese men, a blind man and an armless man, that overcame the odds and planted over 10,000 trees together considering their situation.

I was amazed! Jia Wenki and Jia Hexia took their unfortunate situation and made it possible to survive by depending on one another where the other lacked. How often do you see things like this? Not that often. In this modern world where most people only care about themselves (and immediate family sometimes) or are too ‘busy’ to give another person the time of day or are too busy complaining and blaming others for their unfortunate situation. It is just simply amazing. Not to mention they have been doing this for the past 13 years is also incredible  to believe.

I can imagine in the beginning it may have been hard for the both of them to be dependent on the other because of various (personal) reasons. Everyone goes through that phase of trying to get along for a common goal when they are cooperating or collaborating with someone. They are too very different individuals so it would be understandable if they did not get along at first or if it was very difficult in the very beginning. However, somehow they made it work for them because they both needed one another especially when they h method. Or they would have never been able to plant 10,00 trees and survive their faiths.

I wish that one day all of us humans could wake up and try helping one another like these two did instead of bickering, blaming others and not getting along. If these two men can do it why can’t the rest of us?


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