The majority is still struggling

I just watched an Aussie documentary / reality show about refugees and people’s views on them. The premise is to show folks with very strong anti-refugee sentiment, what life is really like for the people who do flee their home countries.

It really hit home for me, especially seeing the plight of the children. You can make a technical argument that the adults are often breaking the law getting on illegal people smuggling boats, and even that the adults know it. But the kids… They are only guilty of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The other point that hit me hard is just watching how people struggle. I’m pretty sure that more than half of the world’s population is still just struggling for the basics: safety, shelter, food, water and peace. Everything else, including education, work, not to speak of happiness, is secondary.

If you are reading this, be thankful you are so lucky. Most aren’t.