Riding on the train is always the main transport of people going back to their hometown in China. However, due to a limited number of seats, many have no choice but to buy a standing ticket just to get home.
A train named K529 train bound for Chengdu from Hangzhou is always packed with passengers. An old man shared his luck with a passenger sitting beside him saying he bought a standing ticket. Since he was the first to hop onto the train he quickly sat on this seat hoping the owner of the seat would not show. True enough, the train started to move and the owner of the seat never showed up.
There are few people standing in the aisle of the train and one of them is a frail-looking lady that seemed to be in her 20s. She couldn’t manage to stand properly and she was pushed around by passengers who walked around the aisle
Seeing the condition of the lady, the old man said:
“Miss, it is a suffering to stand on a moving train, you should have entered the train earlier like me and get a seat. When will the train arrive at your destination?”
“I’m alright grandpa. It would take a day and a half to reach my destination.”
“What? A day and a half? Will you be able to stand this long journey?”
The old man shook his head because she is worried about the lady. Later, the old man turned towards the lady and said kindly:
“Miss, I will be arriving at my destination shortly. Why don’t you take my seat?”
The lady replied sweetly and gratefully, “Okay , Thank you.”
For not so long, the train conductor arrived to check the ticket. The conductor asked the lady and felt strange. He said:
“Miss, isn’t this your seat? Why are you standing?”
Then the young lady smiled and winked at the old man saying:
“He’s a 70-year-old man with walking disability. It would be hard for him to stand and the journey is going to be arduous for him.”
The train conductor asked again:
“You did not tell him this was your seat? He didn’t know about it?!”
“I did not have the heart to tell him. If he knew that was my seat, he would stand up and return it to me.”
The train conductor turned around and looked at the sleeping old man and then returned the ticket to the young lady and spoke softly.
“Please follow me to the restaurant. I will find you an empty seat there.”
The young lady stooped down and pulled out a pair of crutches. Many passengers were touched by the kind words of the young lady after they learned that she needed crutches for her to walk and she rather stands to allow an old man to take her seat.
I chose kindness doesn’t mean I am weak. I know that kindness is the true nature of humans and we as humans must not be evil as evil will only cause punishments.
I chose self-control doesn’t mean I am a coward. I understood that self-control would make the world a better place and our future to become brighter.
I chose tolerance doesn’t mean I am a coward. Because I understand that tolerance is a virtue and virtue never wrong.
I chose to forgive does not mean I have no principles. Because I understand that when I choose to forgive others, I will not extend a problem to extreme measures.
I chose to be sincere doesn’t mean I speak directly.
Because I understand flattery is sweet to the ears but there are no truth in them, truth is always unpleasant to listen but we must be held responsible to our words
I appreciate friendship doesn’t mean I am too clingy. Because I wanted to have good times with my friends and would not want to give up the rare fate of our friendship. I understand that deception will always end up with a bad ending and betrayal will end up with a bad result.
I choose to be kind doesn’t mean I am clumsy. Because I understand that we will be able to aid others happily through great virtue.
Remember how others helped us so in return learn how to help others. There are some matters in life that random people helped us when we are in need although they do not even know who we are and it was their priceless love that gave us light and hope.
They used their knowledge and power to aid others in need to make the world a better place to live in.
The world needs people who have good motives and intentions in their hearts. I believe that everyone has love within them and that little love could make the community and the world to become a better place to live in.
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