No, we don’t!

posted Jul 2, 2011, 8:18 PM by Abhishek Ojha   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 8:12 PM ]
One of my friends is going to India for few months. Yesterday he said to me "Its very cheap in Mumbai. You can get really good apartments with all the amenities etc in just hundred thousand Indian Rupees a month'.

Whoa  !

Yes, he called it very cheap!

He is a very nice person and all but when he says that he understands the problems of third world. I disagree. When he says ‘… even its cheap people don't have money for it!’ He is right but his cheap is not same as actual cheap. His problems are not same as actual problems.

Similarly, If you went to a top school and ended up in big firm with handsome salary and you say that you understand problems of an average student who is not able to get admission in a college. I doubt it ! You may understand it but you cannot compare your single bad grade to his situation! Can you?

You skipped lunch for a day and you think you can feel what it is like to fight with hunger?

No, its completely different.

We all feel that we understand others problems , but I think we don’t. Our biggest problems often doesn’t translate into someone else's troubles. Its like comparing two completely different thing.  can't even say apples and oranges because they are similar in many ways.