"Most of the important things in the world have been
accomplished by people who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all."
People and things are very different from each other. People are social beings who can communicate, interact, work, play, and share their thoughts, ideas, emotions and opinions, like other things. Things cannot do all the activities mentioned above. People possess many important values which make them more
important than things. Things are just objects which have a physical presence. Things include utensils, stationery, chair, table, electronics, etc. People only gave the ideas to invent these things. It shows that things exist because of the people who invented them. Therefore people are more important than things.
There are many reasons why people are more important than things. Some of them are listed below:
● People can take care and look out for each other, but things do not. We were not born, nourished and raised by things. It was our parents who did things. Parents are the people who were our first and foremost teachers who taught us to walk, eat, speak, play and help us to know about things.
● People can give us happiness and satisfaction more than things. There are only a few people who get satisfaction and happiness from things. But for most of us, we get satisfaction and happiness from people. People only provide support and help when we face problems in our life. They are the ones who encourage us to follow the right path to get success.
● Parents, friends, teachers, relatives and siblings are the people who make our life meaningful, not things.
● Even the value of gold, silver, diamond, etc., is less compared to people. We will get money by selling these minerals, but we will not get the support, help, encouragement and guidance that people can provide us.
Life would of no meaning if people were not present around us. Without other people in our life, we will have a limited viewpoint to look at the world.
Therefore, PEOPLE are more important than THINGS.
Pestalozzi Children's Village, India