Bahara is a housewife with two children in Kabul.
I think love is a word that you can feel, even if you don’t say it. We can show our love by respecting, trusting, and believing. Love is the first pillar in life and without love no one can live.
Love is crucial in a family because if there is no love, there can be no confidence or reliance. Conditions will be rough in the family. If a wife doesn’t have a good manner with her husband, they can’t nurture their children because parents set the examples for their children. If there is no love between parents, the children will always feel lonely and will be led astray.
If we look at human creation in the first place, God created love and kindness between people. We can say that love is the first skill of life.
With love, humans can realize the real meaning of life. Friendship is the pillar of our relationships and leads to love. It starts in the family and reaches to the way we treat people in society. If there is no friendship in the work place, tasks won’t be performed well.
With more kindness, we could have a good life. Everyone would be compassionate and with gentleness and forgiveness we could solve most of our issues.
One of the tasks of life is to have a sense of compassion and forgiveness. Sincerity and forgiveness just happens—for example, once I paid the taxi for a friend of mine who had no money. Every human can recognize both good and bad points of their lives and see who has shown great heartedness.
By Bahara as told to Fowzia
Thank you for these beautiful, powerful words that are true in every country of the world. Stacy
What a beautiful story, so wise and so gently told. And thank you, Fowzia, for helping so that we could all benefit from these true word.
Thank you for sharing this, you are so very inspiring and wise.
Your words are so very wise and true. My work in life has largely focused on the terrible things humans do to each other. I had seen so many horrible things that I lost my faith in humanity and with it hope. It is not a good place to dwell.
I found hope again by no longer looking for the large magnanimous gestures of politics but by focusing on the small random acts of love and kindness we show each other every day.
Thank you for reminding me this again.
Thank you for this article.
In Afghanistan it is very common that we are thought to love others, learn respect and forgive who does cruelty against us. what is seldom thought and is almost forgotten is that we love and respect our selves, our self confidence is killed by loving others, by scarifying and giving up at the end. I loved your sentence love is the first skill of life. It is a pity that we live in a country that most of people are so far to understand what you say and what you mean.
Thank you very much for sharing you story with the world
we are learning about Afghanistan in class and it is very common that we are thought to love others, learn respect and forgive who does cruelty against us. what is seldom thought and is almost forgotten is that we love and respect our selves, our self confidence is killed by loving others, by scarifying and giving up at the end. I loved your sentence love is the first skill of life. It is a pity that we live in a country that most of people are so far to understand what you say and what you mean.
Thank you Bahara you’re words are very inspiring. What you have said is very true and applies to everyone even to myself as a high school student. I love all that you have said, you really do seem like an amazing person.
Thank you so much forsharing you story with the world
Thank you Bahara for sharing your perspective on love, compassion and kindness. I do agree that with more kindness, we can ALL have a good life and I will thank you again for your beautiful words. Thank you 🙂