Oliver asks for more!
Then out of nowhere the tiny little Oliver, the object of their bullying and teasing but with an amazing courage that nature and necessity had conferred on him,lifts his tawny frame, haunted by hunger, mistreating and sheer pain and actually does the undoerble and reaches out for MORE.Even the server is shocked his tureen and ladle dangerously hanging lose from his grip.Just who was this new breed, branded with a daredevil resolve?That night everyone would go home thinking and rethinking. Change was imminent, thanks to tiny Oliver.
Just like Oliver, many of us wish for more.Every night when we utter silent groans of discontent ,frustration and disgruntledness, like the boys we hope that somehow things may change. We push our mettle just a little more in a bid to cope.At times we agree to be beat down by the norm; you know 'this is the way stuff has been so who am I to change it?'Other times we exploit others' courage by threatening them to do things we'd never do,like in Oliver's case. A tired boss sends his junior to 'ask for more' by ordering him to perform an impossible task, a parent buries his head in the sand and hope his child will survive the odds somehow or would cast the blame on the poor thing, a victim of his own faults.The list is endless, you know.
In the end however I'd challenge each one of us to dare 'to ask fore more' in their lives, jobs ,academics and relationships remember like in Oliver's case, it is never a smooth sailing when one dares to ask for more .