A little away from the focus of your favorite blog, UNIMAIDGIST. I share a very pathetic story which I’m sure a good number of persons may have read but there is a point I want to buttress today.
After reading this story you might be forced to criticize the character in the story but we may have at one time or another towed this path of inhumanity.
There are times we find ourselves in accident scenes but we only take pictures rather than helping out. There are times we find people fighting and we prefer to make a film of their fight rather than separating them. As students, there are times we see a hungry roommate and instead of helping with decent meal we prefer to mock the poor meals they are able to afford for themselves. The list is quite endless but I will end it here, read the story below and judge for yourself.
“Here is the circulated photo of a vulture waiting for a starving Sudanese girl to die so it can feast on her. It (the picture) was taken by Kevin Carter, a prolific photojournalist, during the famine of 1993 in Sudan.
This photo later won Kevin the Pulitzer prize for an ‘exceptional’ caption. However, Kevin later got depressed and took his own life four months after his worldwide celebration as a skillful photographer. He fell to depression.
His depression began when during an interview ( a phone-in programme), someone asked him what happened to the child (the little dying girl he snapped). He responded, “I did not wait to see what happened after this shot as I had a flight to catch….” And the person replied, “I put it to you that there were two vultures that day; one had a Camera.
This statement sank Kevin and as he constantly thought of the statement, he got depressed and ended his own life (suicide).
In whatever we do, let’s consider humanity first before what we can gain. Kevin Carter, who took his own life at 33, may still have been alive today had it be he helped that little child. This happens sometimes to us as we choose entertainment over humanity, we choose career over humanity and in many other things. But my point here is, PUT HUMANITY FIRST.
When you see people in need, help them.