I hope you’re well, and that you’re having a good day, night or something between the two. I’m writing today about something that I feel very strongly about; I hope you feel the same.
Annually, 10? December is internationally recognised as Human Rights day. All around the world, children and adults, just like you and me, are mistreated by society, and by their governments. Many of these cases are documented in the news, for us lucky communities to tut over. Thousands of others are not.
In every country where there are people living, there ought to be rights. It’s a sad world when we have to admit that we don’t all have rights. Everyone deserves to have the rights to freedom, to freedom of speech, to an education. In this country, and in a lot of the countries where you will be reading this now, rights are taken for granted. In fact, some people moan about what they’ve been given: access to school, or other people’s opinions. Others across the globe don’t have those luxuries. They have a reason to moan, but they don’t have the right to.
We’re leading up to Christmas now; festive cheer is setting in across the world. This Christmas, think of those that, even on Christmas day itself, will still fear for their lives, their family’s lives, and their friends’ lives. Imagine that, if you say one wrong word on social media, one step out of line on the street, then you could disappear, never to be seen again. Even if it’s not that extreme, imagine living without an education; imagine living in silence, without the right to an opinion, the right to speak. This Christmas period, please don’t take everything you get in life for granted. Remember your right to an education, your right to be free, and your right to live. Think of those who don’t have those luxuries, and think of them this Christmas. It’s not a fair world in which we live; far from it, in fact.
Personally, I feel ashamed to live in a world where Human Rights aren’t a given luxury. It sickens me. It brings tears to my eyes and a unbelievable sadness to my heart. This is where we live, and despite the false pretenses, it’s nowhere near perfect. This is where we live.
What do you think? Anything to add, or comment on? Maybe you’re taking action, to help those in countries where rights aren’t a given. I’ll certainly be looking to do just that.