Wicked people make headlines since they create a stir in the
society. The media also projects them. Such is the dismal
picture which is painted that it seems as if the vast majority
of a society consists of rogues and ruffians.
Let us not be fooled by this rather unrealistic portrayal.
Such despicable individuals are in a very small minority in
most societies. Their evil acts are so heinous that they
overwhelm and overawe us. The true picture however is much
brighter and encouraging. In fact, it is inspirational if have
a keen eye: all around us are icons of humanity and
It is just a question of noticing these unsung heroes around
us. They have not become popular because for one, small-scale
goodness seldom makes news. Such is the large-scale of this
small-scale goodness that its cumulative effect clearly shows
the great number of good people around us.
There are those who educate people around then but live in
Then there are those who provide clothing and food to the
deprived but do not want to be noticed by the public.
And then there are people who offer free medical help to the
underprivileged but we cannot always spot them with ordinary
People who look after orphans, widows, paupers are all around
People who supply food to the inmates languishing in jails are
present in our society.
People who collect surplus food and distribute it to those in
need can be sighted here and there.
People who provide shelter homes for the homeless, people who
adopt children who have no parents, who recycle and reclaim
things and then given them to those who may use them, who look
after animals, who provide soft loans are all over. The list
Aren’t all of these unsung heroes? Do they not revive our
trust in humanity? Should then we be shaken because of a
single dreadful incident to the extent that we think that
human beings are no good?