Human rights

I was witness to this conversation some time back.

“I wish there was an IKEA in State College… the nearest IKEA is all the way in Pittsburgh. The furniture stores here are so expensive!”
“You could always try Wal-Mart… the furniture there is pretty good from what I have heard.”
“Yeah… I know… but, considering where they came from, I guess it’s China… with the low wages and all, there’s no way I would want that in my house. I would rather own something made by someone who has been paid well for making it.”

This conversation had me thinking about the attitude of people here in the United States. They respect everyone – no matter what the job is. Be it the postman or the clerk who does the paperwork, the bus driver or the janitor, the guy who fixes the drain or the woman who cleans the glass windows – they are respected, wished and smiled at with goodwill all the time. Hard to believe? You have to be here to feel it.

Giving respect also earns respect. Respect for the fellow being. India needs this.

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