No man is an island of it’s own and no man is a stranger. Though we fail to recognize this, the whole world human race have connections, and similarities. The whole human race is bound together. What we are today, is either what others created us to be or what we want to create out of another. Brotherhood could mean comradeship, fellowship, fraternalism etc but turning your brotherhood to neighborhood means a lot more
People need people, you need them, I need you. Mutually we are dependent. People don’t just need people, people are for people. This also works both for good and for bad. We harm people and people harm us. Life scenario. The world has been modernized in such a way that we could clarely see the difference in human race and individuals where there is no need for such disparity of neighborhood.
Modern progress has mad the world a neighborhood. God has given us the task of making it a brotherhood.
The Only reason why humanity hasn’t progressed nor civilization advanced is because the philosophy of force is yet to give place to the concept of human brotherhood. Take for instance the current situation happening in Nigeria, “the Indigenous people of Biafra agitation”. Currently, lives are being lost, lives that can not be regained once lost. The question here is why the fight? Why the violence against peaceful demonstration? Is the demonstration worth Nigerian lives? Is this worth fighting for? Why is the government refusing their freedom? Do they even have the right to leave? Are there other amicable ways this could be settled?
Oh, men! Direct your energies to promote the good of all mankind. Let your relations with all be characterized by love, peace and harmony. Let your hearts beat in Unison with human hearts.
_ Rig Veda
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
_Martin Luther King, Jr.
The question I keep wondering about Nigeria is …Could there still be a one Nigeria? Can this neighborhood be turned to brotherhood?