We each have gifts for one another.
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of ‘One Human Family, Food for All’ campaign. The “allegory of the spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.
The story suggests that people have the opportunity to use what they are given (the long spoons in this allegory) to help nourish each other, but the problem, lies in how the people treat each other.
Given the same level playing field one group of people who treat each other well will create a pleasant environment. Whereas another group of people, given exactly the same tools to work with, can create unpleasant conditions simply by how they treat each other.
This is a simple truth which can be easily forgotten by lonely people unable to see their situation clearly. Situations can be improved by reaching out to others.