Life never stops giving choices, yes we are prompt about making them, but how often do we really reflect on them? and what about times where the outcome of your action is unclear?
Our life is a series of permutations and combinations of tons of variables around us; and then all things mesh up again to create chances and opportunities, leading up to the defining moments, that decide our life, from taking trains to people we meet, roads we take, music we hear, books we read. One cannot ignore the system that we are a part of which conspires to give us the playground of our different lives.
And in these playgrounds, at all the different turns, corners, junctures, we need to make our choices. We identify people based on such choices and even ourselves. It is easy for us when it meets the eye, but did you know that in situations where there are no clear choices, what we decide speaks more about our personality.
In this given scenario, in a subway metro, you think you should give up your seat for someone in need. The three individuals who seem most in need to you are an old man, a pregnant woman, and a kid. You have never met them, so you can't decide who to help. But do you know that the choices you make even in these smallest of situations speak volumes about you?
Kids often accompany their parents or also sometimes travel alone, you are easy-going and at the same time warm and sporty. If you think kids traveling alone could use some help or respite, you are kind and gentle. It perhaps does not take you much time to be friends with them.
Moreover, it could also mean that you think the kids should be shown kindness and care so that they could learn from such experiences. You like inspiring positivity in the youth and facilitating camaraderie.
You are a leader, who thinks about people and the youth. You like running with the pack and fostering healthy and jovial bonds. Your benevolence is also inspired by your vulnerability to cuteness and can't see kids suffering for too long.
If you consider that kids tend to feel quite alone in unfamiliar scenarios and situations, it'd be a welcome gesture for the child to see someone caring about them. Who knows, perhaps you guys can strike up a friendship and play video games on your way.
It is not a novelty to encounter pregnant women on public transports. Many working women with multiple responsibilities and tight economic bounds end up picking public transports to make ends meet.
Woman go through a lot of stress during pregnancy, especially during the times when they have to work alongside the hassles that their usual day challenges them with. These hassles can build up one's stress levels, that could bear certain negative impacts on the unborn child.
Usually, pregnant women are tired with aching legs and imagine standing constantly in that situation in a public transport, a considerably fast train, with inertia working on one's entire body while standing. So if you think about these things than you are a responsible person who thinks about a problem holistically.
Another problem faced by some pregnant women could be motion sickness. This feeling is heightened if one's train-car is stuffy and not enough air available, or if you are sitting on back-facing seats. While helping the pregnant woman, you show a thoughtful side that looks at objective reality with a critical eye and its consequences for people.
Becoming old does not make one obsolete. Old age has never stopped people from taking subway metros or any other kind of train. But if you let them take your seat, it means you probably are rooted in your thought and cultural values.
You are morally and ethically grounded and probably a little staunch about those beliefs. You respect people who have seen life and feel that elders should be valued for their experience and wisdom.
In addition, taking an initiative to let the elder one know that they are not forgotten shows your wisdom and profound thoughtfulness. You like learning from the past, and you probably check up on your own grandparents on a regular basis yourself.
It can't be denied that we all age, it only matters how gracefully one does it. If you think about the old man and his loneliness among people, you are probably more sensitive to change and observant of your own karma and actions. 'What goes around, comes around' resonates with you at a deeper level.
Giving up your seat to someone needy will not just make you feel proud of yourself, but also says that you are a caring and affectionate human being. So who will you give your seat to?