This morning I woke up with a strange dream. Luckily the details are fairly clear so it gives me an opportunity to carry out some sort of introspection. I remember being on a hill with breathtakingly beautiful views. I get out of the car to let the fresh morning air cleanse the soul. In that serene moment I notice two gentlemen arguing. The suited and booted gentleman appears very condescending in his behaviour whilst the other gentleman appears to be apologetic. Whilst I cannot remember how I concluded who was being unreasonable, I do remember being clearly upset the suited and booted fellow for his atrocious and inexplicable behaviour and scant regard for the other gentleman. This upsets me and I begin to procrastinate my moral responsibilities. Should I simply walk away or step in and try to defuse the matter? Should I care? Should I simply get back in the car, find a different spot and carry on feeling cleansed by the fresh morning air? An eternity later I finally decide to exercise my moral code. I walk up to those two fellows and realise that I had been right all along. The suited and booted fellow is simply being terribly unkind to the other; demanding things of all sorts that the helpless chap simply cannot give and thereby proceeds to kick him with utter disdain. At this stage I finally decide to take things into my own hands in an effort help the poor guy. Precisely at this moment, it all begins to get rather strange. From being fit and healthy; all of sudden I see myself in a wheelchair unable to put up a fight…. I try my best but sadly in a losing cause. The suited and booted fellow continues to torment the helpless, hapless guy; who incidentally is also in a wheelchair now.
At this moment everything becomes perfectly clear. The tormented fellow in the wheelchair is none other than myself. We are the same person! I woke up in a cold sweat in the morning. All through the day I had thought about this rather disturbing dream and finally I have come to the following conclusion….
If your heart is egging you on to fight against everything that is wrong and unethical and stand up for everything that is right and good… then do it. Don’t wait too long for you never know when the wheel turns and you end up on the other side screaming for help… but everyone is busy feeling cleansed by the fresh morning air. Don’t lose your basic moral values and responsibilities….