If all things were considered, this write-up would have never been penned. It is the lack and disregard for a holistic consideration that necessitated its birth, for it is only natural that when a man has no other route to express his dismay, in writing he must find comfort.
If all things were considered, man would live not only in peace but experience his natural liberty and his soul must be set free. He would be free to lead himself to his purpose and live out all his wildest dreams.
This is for the fact that man is more in the position of his might when guided by his natural inclination and intuition. For, if he or she may be led by another, he may not only be misled but relieved of his natural responsibility.
If all things were considered, no man’s choices will be dictated by another, for everything is left to his discernment. He would not only make choices with calm and examination but eventually has no problem to hold himself responsible and accountable for the outcomes.
If all things were considered, no man would be starving or living in abject poverty.
Concern and empathy would be the virtues that guide his or her existence and would vow not to ever live to the detriment of others. He would naturally realise that separation is an illusion and all people are one.
Treating others as one would love to be treated would be his one and only commandment.
If all things were considered, humanity would not experience war, pain, destruction and suffering.
There would be no need to see the other as an enemy and no life would be lost for the insatiable greed of another.
If all things were considered, no man would make promises he knowingly cannot keep or trick another only for personal gain. He or she would live by the highest level of integrity that he would be the same person in public just as he is in private.
With all things considered, no man would write history that is biased to seek self-glorification only to make himself more superior than the other.
He would present history with nothing but the truth, for his reward would be reverence generation after generation than temporal glory that is to fade away later when all darkness deeds finally come to light.
When all things are considered, no man would lose any opportunity to learn from history, for it may repeat itself and even shadows of his ignorance may haunt him until he meets his maker.
It is for these reasons and many more that man must first put everyone and everything in consideration before he becomes the victim of his vices and self-inflicted pain.
That would mostly be before he deceives himself into forgetting that as much as he is an individual, he or she is also part of the whole. Not only that but when he hurts another, he also hurts himself.
So is that for everything else that he destroys, he only destroys himself.
By Karlos TheGreat
Uncommon Sense is published every Friday in the New Era newspaper with contributions from Karlos Naimwhaka