If I Had Wings
Just the other day I was reading the newspaper and it occurred to me how much there are variations of people’s life situations. Some are living their happy ever after, others are managing and most are fighting; which makes me wonder if I was selfish to live peacefully while others are fighting for freedom or against poverty. As I am very grateful for the blessings God has given us but I think that we should do something to improve others’ lives the way we would love if we experience the same incidents.
Many people believe that life doesn’t stop at someone’s situation and time always passes in sorrow or in happiness. I ask myself these questions and all this news of wars and hunger that we watch every day on TV crosses my mind and feel guilty for living normally as if there were nothing happening. I wonder if others feel the same as I do. What could we do for crying children who need to get safety and tenderness? What is the cost of giving a child a reason to go on? Do I have the urge to tell these children that life isn’t supposed to be this difficult? How can I say so if they had experienced a lot more that I did in such a young age?
People from all over the world, along with the Governments have done a lot to help those in need. This shows that the world is holding still and humanity can manage to survive. Our world isn’t ideal, nor we are but we’ve been given senses that allow us to feel the world surrounding us and decide what we think is right or wrong. We know what happens but we tend to forget -or act to forget- in order to rescue ourselves from passive sadness that we feel towards the horrifying things that are happening with other people from different places. We do live in different situations and try to live it out naturally.
I don’t know the answers of most of questions that I’ve mentioned. May be it’s because I never take my answers seriously as I am ascertain that I have no clue of people’s experiences except for the small knowledge I had from media. To be honest, I don’t think that people would take my questions seriously for the same exact reasons, so I prefer to remain silence and pretend to live naturally as others do.
I probably will read the news stories as I usually do normally, or even read their headlines and skip the rest because I have nothing to do or say except praying for those who are suffering. I guess that my response to these events will remain the same and I’ll always wonder if it’s right or wrong to live this why. My last question is what if I were the one who is suffering, what would I think about those who pretend as if nothing is happening? If I had wings I would’ve fly away from this world, to a place where there aren’t any wars or struggles. This is indeed the most optimistic I could be in this heartbreaking situation.