MANY DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT’S HONOR OR MERIT LAMENTS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

“But what would be the merit of my victory?
What would be the honor of this medal?
What would my Mother think of it?”
MANY DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT’S HONOR OR MERIT LAMENTS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!
This is most appropriate when politicians, nations, the media and stakeholders of policy, law and principles battle a pandemic which threatens global order and washing away sacred cows and beatitudes and upgrades the call for accountability, good governance, transparency, ethics and anti-racism!
As they once coined that you can fool some people some of the time but not all people, all the time which is being realized all over.
Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was only a few meters from the finish line, but got confused with the signs and stopped, thinking he had finished the race.
A Spanish man, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind him and, realizing what was going on, started shouting to the Kenyan to keep running.
Mutai did not know Spanish and did not understand.
Realizing what was going on, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.
A reporter asked Ivan, “Why did you do this?”
Ivan replied,
“My dream is that one day we can have some sort of community life where we push ourselves and help each other win.”
The reporter insisted “But why did you let the Kenyan win?”
Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he was going to win.
The race was his.”
The reporter insisted and asked again, “But you could have won!”
Ivan looked at him and replied:
“But what would be the merit of my victory?
What would be the honor of this medal?
What would my Mother think of it?”
The values are transmitted from generation to generation.
What values do we teach our children and how much do you inspire others to earn?
Most of us take advantage of people’s weaknesses instead of helping to strengthen them.
It is a sheer pity and an abomination that we have all forgotten the following in our wild unadulterated political obsession for power and wealth!
“But what would be the merit of my victory?
What would be the honor of this medal?
What would my Mother think of it?”
May the Almighty help us all to return to the right path!