We live in our own little worlds, where everything we want is but one click away. Good clothes, good food, good friends. Anything we need, we have before we can even process what has happened around us. We lead lives of extreme comfort, and it’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful world.
And then one day you’ll step out of this world of comfort, just as I did. You’ll step into a world where electricity is scarce, and face-painting for a play means having to wash your hands and face after with ice cold water that you pump yourself. A world where concrete doesn’t dominate every inch of land, a world where you have to fend for yourself and make do with what you have available to you.
It seems strange, but it is here that you’ll understand the importance of shy giggles and timid hellos, the importance of long walks over car rides, of nature over phone screens.
Sometimes all it takes is a few children in government schools, all it takes is their laughter and happiness to teach you that the world that exists outside your comfort zone is where you can find immense and unadulterated happiness.
It takes their laughter and happiness to teach you that thinking about others is what truly makes it a wonderful world.