What Have You Done Lately?
- 1 Article
- Age 17
At one point in all of our lives, we find ourselves somewhat lost
and confused. For me, that point is right now. I believe that we
are all aware of the current problems faced by the world today.
Poverty, Malnutrition, we see the hungry and the poor everyday in
our individual lives; at least I do. I was born in a third world
country but I was blessed to be in a family with enough money to
get us by. That being the case, I get to see the unfortunate
people but I'm not one of them. When I was younger and I would
see them, I would ask myself why are they suffering and I'm not?
With the answer that maybe I'm one of the lucky ones which is why
I should be happy. But that's just not how it is anymore. When I
see them now, I ask myself the same question. What did they do to
deserve being in their position? But more importantly, what did I
do to deserve not being in it? I realized that the answer is
nothing. Nothing because they don't deserve their position just
as I don't deserve mine. Sometimes I would feel apologetic for
all the privilege I feel someone else deserves, someone who is
not me. I eventually learned that you can't run away from who you
are. Saying sorry for my blessings won't do anything good for me
or them so needless to say, it's pointless. Feeling sympathetic
or sorry for these people won't do them any good at all because
they need more than our sympathy, they need our help. So maybe I
just can never figure out why the poor are poor and the rich get
richer, why the ones who are greedy are those who already have a
lot, but I do know that there are people who need help, and I
know that I can help. There are people who have less and people
who have more, it's basic logic really. If only we can be happy
having enough. So maybe my help is ever so little, and maybe it
won't change the world, but maybe and just maybe it could change
the world for one helpless little child.