On my way home, I saw rugged and hungry children running in the streets with their bare feet. The sun is so high and watching them just melts my heart. Children don’t belong in the streets. Their innocent minds and young hearts deserve way better. They deserve a loving family, decent home and good education for their future. Children don’t deserve to suffer just because of the mistakes from the past. They are too fragile, too soft. They are indeed living a life of misery.
Progress is not measured by the numbers of buildings, long bridges or large infrastructures. Progress should be measured based on the majority of lifestyle and real-time situations of the people in a society. It should be based on how happy and satisfied people are in their daily lives. It should be on the number of people who gets to have education and a chance for career growth. Progress should not be seen through the surface. It should be ‘within’.
(saw this on my FB notes) Agspeak, November 11, 2010