Baby steps

As I was walking down our village, I noticed a mother and her child in front of me. The mother was holding the hand of the kid. She was walking at her normal pace while the child was making at least two steps to keep at pace with her. There were times when she was dragging his hand as if signalling to walk  faster. This bothered me quite a bit. Doesn’t she know how small the steps of the kid were?

We see this scene all the time. We tend to forget that we are not of the same fiber. Not all are as smart, as fast, as great as we think we are. We, after all, don’t have the same set of experience and skills. The next time that we tend to ridicule someone, consider that he or she may be taking baby steps which, however small, will take him/her somewhere. Be patient because you were also a child once.




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