A Summary on the Video
The documentary video focuses on the context of how important it is to give care and notice to others. The precious care that we receive as individuals, begins at birth, wherein our supportive and loving parents are very particular to every detail that occurs and is highly noticeable from us as infants. The very first sight that we see when the day arrives that our vision is opened, is the happy faces and smiles that both our mother and father gives us. From the wiping of our own saliva, down to the indulgent and tender love, care, support and concern that they give while we are growing, this proves to the testamental reality of the love of a parent to his or her own child.
From the moment that we enter the world of school, we display our personal interests by showcasing our skills and talents wherein we are good at. In return, the good and supportive teacher gives us a pat on our head, as an encouragement that we can do it and that we are able to do anything that we venture and believe that we can as a child.
As we reach the adolescence stage of our life, we are offered the guidance and love that we deserve, both from our parents and teachers, in the prospect of making decisions and choices, as young as we are.
In life’s reality outside of the home and school, whether we are in university, a fresh graduate or a citizen that wanders on the streets at night, the intangible reality is, we do not receive the same care and attention that we have received earlier on in our life as an infant, as a child and as an adolescent.
As we immerse ourselves to a group of people in the public, literally, our presence is not as highly prized and valued as we have felt from our good parents and from our loving teacher. In the end, we die from this world, not even being recognized and known by others, both in presence and in the way of how we lived our earthly life. A sad and harsh reality, yet evidently true is that, in the eyes of others, we do not exist or better yet, we exist but our presence is not important to others.
Believe it or not, we always have the instinct and intuition of thinking greatly and considering largely what others think about us. We are even conscious of the high pitched voice that we make whenever we call a waiter in the restaurant that we eat to get our order or even to call a sales attendant, addressing our need in changing the prospective clothing that we are about to buy because it is not a fit to our own shape and size.
As an inevitable yet tangible reality, life-based scenarios such as whenever we eat alone in a restaurant, some yet not all of the people present in that same restaurant will take time in noticing our loneliness and prejudging us of not having any friends for keeps. On the other hand, at work, some yet not all of our workmates give a big deal on the mistakes that we have made in the past, perhaps on the sales strategy that we proposed, yet did not work and function effectively. In addition to it, a partner wherein we had a relationship in the past and have gone to bed with may think ill of us, based on the outcome of the past relationship that you had with him or her.
These scenarios may lead an individual to be preoccupied with emotional uncertainty with the thought that our past mistakes and foolishness is taken greatly at large by the people around us thus in return impeding our individual liberty and independence.
In order to aid a person that is suffering from this dilemma of emotional uncertainty, a deliberately artificial thought exercise must be adapted by him or her. The amount of time that we spend in deliberately examining the foolishness of other people, is the language of our in-depth interest in the existence of other people. In addition to this tent, how we perceive other people is the main representation of our average human imagination. This leads us to create a divisive barrier to people whom we know and to the people whom we don’t know.
As a result of this deliberately artificial thought exercise, we will draw into practice the ability to notice people that we are in a group or company of. For instance, while riding an elevator, we notice the person wearing a jacket despite the humid and hot weather but is particular with the jacket’s detail, or at work, we notice that our female colleague obtains a new haircut. With these results on hand, we create an understanding that our first impression of others, as well as their first impressions on us matters a lot in terms of accuracy and relatedness, centered on what they’re thinking at the moment which in the nicest way, is not very much applicable oftentimes.
In conclusion, being sympathetic to our friend who is in tears, helping an unknown individual who is about to drown that may cause us danger, will not impact a less of our image, when we lend them a hand. In other words, being others-centered may or may not matter to others, depending on the situation. As humans, we are always centered on our own life concerns and the building of our self-esteem. Once we are focused on facing our list of life concerns, we tend to forget the voice of a customer, a friend or a colleague. Thus, we as individuals should not be affected about the ignorance and negligence that others give us. In life, what matters most is we continue to grow by embracing new opportunities and possibilities, as well as making use of our energy to be positively looking forward to the future, by creating the best version of ourselves. Anyway, others do not care about it or even give a damn about it.
A Commentary on the Video
The video is both a bite and an icing to the cake. It is a bite because the effect of being neglected and ignored by others may take a toll on some individuals who live their life, centered on the attention of others. On the other hand, it is an icing to the cake because despite the experience of negligence and ignorance, others have no right to take away and dull our shine and sparkle as an individual. The people watching this video will be in agreement because the video itself is a reality that all of us face. We may not matter to the lives of others whom we do not know, but definitely, we matter in the lives of the people that know us. Our family, friends and colleagues who give value and show gratitude to our presence in their lives is worth savoring and appreciating for. On the contrary, the people watching this video will be in disagreement, if their belief about giving care and notice to others is the direct opposite of what is being shared in the video. On that note, others would view self-care as far more important than the provision of others-care both as a perspective and as an action. Moreover, the points to consider while watching this video is the point of view of the empathetic and sympathetic person, the point of view of the self-centered individual and the instances wherein an individual’s foolishness is set as a limelight in a tableful of discussion that will lead to caring for others welfare.
Other Related Information that will Emphasize the Content of the Featured Video
Showing care to others matters a lot. Either we know the person or not, it really makes a difference in their lives if someone cares for them. Thus, as relevant added information to the context of the video, based from other related articles, here are the 6 simple ways on how to show someone that we care for them as follows:
- It is better to do the act of caring rather than saying it.
- It pays to refuse an argument and to pick carefully your life battles.
- It is exemplary to apologize often, even if you are not the one who causes the mistake.
- Perform something that is unexpected that will be centralized on providing and giving care to a person.
- Always keep into mind, heart and practice the adage that; “Sharing is Caring”.
- Make it a point to wake up in the morning, with a sense of appreciation for the other person.