Thursday, June 15, 2006

Born into...

I think as new parents there are a multitude of things to worry about when it comes to the life of your child. "Will they be happy, healthy, will they be liked, will they succeed?" and on and on... As citizens of one of the wealthiest, healthiest and powerful countries in the world the chances that our children will also grow up with a healthy and fulfilling life with opportunities is pretty likely. Then I see a film like Born Into Brothels and I'm reminded that children everyday are born into situations that seem impossibly tragic with never-ending hardship. Children whose mothers, sisters and even grandmothers have to sell their bodies to eat. Yet these children laugh, play and sing in crowded, hopeless, filthy streets and find beauty and magic in their situation. This is an amazing film that all parents, of any country should see.


At 10:30 AM , Blogger Dutch said...

we have some particularly easy things to worry about for our kids, don't we? I am grateful to see you keeping everything in perspective like that. I wish more people did.


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