“You have got to be kidding me?” pipped up my coffee companion incredulously, “You believe in Santa Klaus?”
“Yes I do”, I reverted calmly.
“Wow!!” second one laughed and rest of them joined in.
Laughter subsided into a small silence and then one of them challenged a little hesitatingly, “prove it”.
“OK. You know the basic surmise of the Santa Klaus lore that we tell the kids? Be good and Santa will reward you with a gift at the end of the year!”, I asked.
“Well, yeah that’s what parents have been telling their kids since generations”, third one chimed in with her two-bit. “Doesnt mean its true.”
” It’s the parents who fill up the stockings and not santa”, fourth added with a grin.
“Have you ever noticed the goodness that is there in the world all around you, at any given point of time?” I querried. “Where and how is it generated?”
” Recently, I posted on twitter to help out a friend whose close one was in the hospital and needed blood urgently. Do you know how many people responded to my tweets, called them up on the numbers given and actually landed in the hospital to donate blood? Where do random strangers find it in their heart to go out and help others? I see people buying food for children on the street. Look at the old age home being run by this gentleman in Bandhwari village or the animal shelter deployed by some good Samaritan in Gurgaon.”
“What drives these so-called Good Samaritans?” I asked them all seriously while they gaped at me open-mouthed.
“I believe that all this goodness in this world is because of Santa Klaus (or god or divine or a supreme power)– because of all those children who believed in him and decided to adopt goodness as one of their attributes. Its them and others like them who are bringing out all this goodness in the world. And all of their good work doesn’t go unrewarded. Have you noticed how other people come up to help them out once they start out such a venture?”
“So this is where my belief stems from – can you convince me otherwise?” I challenged them while they just shook their head at me in mock surrender.
What say you peeps? Do you believe in goodness? Whats your thought on good Samaritans?
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