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Blessed to be Canadian

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In Africa a frail women balances a clay pot on her head, carrying cloudy water to her four children so they can have a drink of water to fill their grumbling bellies.

In Iraq a small boy is cowering behind his rusted shack, covering his ears in a weak attempt to block out the screaming and the roar of bombs that terrorizes his home village.

In China a teenage girl gags on the toxic air, forced to wear a mask just to breathe and walk down the overcrowded streets.

In Mexico a toddler plays with a broken bottle he found on the beach, among the heaps of trash washed up onto the shore.

In India a nine year old girl is sold by her family into slavery so they could pay for their son’s education.

Yet in Canada I get up and drink a big glass of water from my well.

In Canada I’ve only watched action movies with the explosions of guns and bombs.

In Canada I walk outside in the morning surrounded by pines and maple trees and inhale the crisp air.

In Canada I put out my garbage every Thursday morning so it can disappear when the truck comes.

In Canada I have my own education where an unlimited world of knowledge awaits me.

I’ve been blessed to live in Canada, a paradise too many take for granted.

What The World Needs

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What The World Needs

When I hear people say “there is so many things wrong with the world”, I wholeheartedly, %100 disagree. No, I’m not saying the we live in a great world without problems, I know that society sucks, and people suck.

I’m saying that when people are asked the question, “What would make the world a better place?” Here are the most common answers:

1. Peace
2. Love
3. Equality
4. Happiness
etc.

But I think they’re forgetting the whole picture. Peace won’t stop hate, we can’t love everybody. if everyone was equal society would fall apart, and a world where everyone was happy would also mean everyone was insane.

I think, all this world needs is respect.

I don’t have to love you to respect you, your beliefs, and your rights. If people respected one another, their wouldn’t be rapes, murders, abuse, etc. If we respected the world we lived in, we wouldn’t litter it, burn it, destroy it. If we respected ourselves, we wouldn’t self-harm, do drugs, smoke.

When you respect something or someone, what do you act like? imagine if the world just did that everyday?

All in all, that would be a pretty good world to live in.
So I’m not staying that the rich has to become poor and let the poor become rich.
I’m not saying you had to love every person who walks into your life,
I’m not saying you have to protest against deforestation or recycle,
I’m not saying you have to be pleased with yourself everyday,
and I’m not even saying you have to smile everyday.

Everyone goes on and on about what the world needs and how we can make the world a better place. But the way I see it, there is one and only one thing this world needs.

Some respect.