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We Must Help Each Other

Feb 23, 2009, 6:39 AM

In Friday's edition of The Point we carried an interview with Fatou Camara. In that interview she was asked "What would you recommend a woman with a broken heart to do in order to forget about the past?" In her answer she stated, "To be steadfast and move on, knowing that life is also about challenges and disappointments. We all experience those things now and then but I know for a fact that there is no moment when life depends on a single issue to be lived. Remember Machiavelli: Whatever doesn't kill me only makes me stronger." This is indeed true. To suffer in life is a constant human reality. Suffering is as much a part of life as happiness and joy and to experience it is human. Truly out humanity shines through in our ability to encounter suffering and then rise above it, recover and come out the other side.
The most Important thing is that we learn. We as human beings must always take benefit from suffering in the form of learning.  Knowledge comes in many forms. We can learn how to avoid suffering. We can also however learn how to not inflict it on others. Here in fact is the greatest lesson. To learn how we can not hurt those around us and those we love is a really great lesson to learn. We will all suffer in our lives; what we must ensure is that we learn enough from this experience to never inflict suffering on others. Life is not an easy path but we must all endevour, through charity and good actions, to make sure that we ease the path of others on this road. We are all human and although life can be hard we can make it easy for each other by helping and never putting obstacles in each others way. 

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places."

Ernest Hemingway