How would a mother feel when her beloved son who just accompanied her for grocery shopping got struck by chair thrown from the upper floors of flats and got killed with brain oozing out of his skull in front of her eyes?
This is what happened at Kuala Lumpur yesterday and we feel very sad that he could be the victim of someone else’s irresponsibility which could be the result of improper upbringing.
Obviously we have to do something to help our sick society. As parents or teachers or neighbours, we should together train the social awareness to the young generation. It is an important life skill which if possessed by every of us, may help to produce better world for everybody.
There are few approaches we can do. When I was small, my mother used to discuss with me the different people’s perspectives. For example when discussing a story, or any news or quite many times she would read to me the Islamic history, she would ask me to think through the many perspectives. In other words we can train our children to think of the many perspectives of the different people for example to think what another person might be thinking, doing, feeling or needing.
Instead of just focus on the academic achievement, we should be able to discuss about the social problems and one of the best ways to promote social awareness in our family is to model it ourselves. Listening to and be on other people’s shoes and thinking of their wellbeing will help us create a better living for everybody insyaAllah.