” no one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. the effort of every true education should be to unlock this treasure. “
stumbled upon this video a friend posted today, please take time to have a look at it.
just the other day, came across two articles in the new york times, the first was about this chinese couple whom happened to be running some “charitable” children organization, they embezzled the funds intended for these children, to invest in a number of properties. their defense in court was such that they merely “borrowed” the funds and would eventually return them. i think it amounted to $2.5million or something close. the other was on “adopting” children from china and raising them in the states, there were many ethical questions raised, but often too little answers for these questions. the entire process wasn’t very transparent. it was said in some cases that the child might have been unlawfully taken away from their parents by child traffickers. what is our society coming to. seriously, this is both worrying and awful to bear witness. we mustn’t be ignorant.
if i had to choose one issue i could address, it would without a doubt, be to stop the unlawful exploitative use/trafficking of children around the world. this issue continues to dishearten me considerably.
rapid globalization and technological advancements has helped shaped the society we know of today. while the fortunate minority of the educated human population becomes affluent and bask in opulent lifestyles, the majority of the less fortunate (left behind) will bear the burden and suffer in silence. they face the adversities, working under the old frame-work of the second industrial revolution, the majority of them, innocent children.
how much long can we stay ignorant? have we truly became the age of the taller men with shorter character? as our incomes are getting higher, do our morals get lower?
i pledged myself a promise a couple of years back, me trying and failing beats the hell out of never trying. end this prejudice and taper social stratification, i will eventually make a change someday.
to the people behind all the exploitative use of children; fuck you bastards, someday we’ll make you pay dearly.