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’.

~ Silver

(saw this on my FB notes) Agspeak, November 11, 2010

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4 Responses to Within…

  1. jazperjay says:

    Progress should also reflect on how people react to these kinds of situation. Yes, our streets are full of street children and the sad part is ~ we (including our government) are not doing anything. BUT… WE are happy. I always see smiles on the street children’s faces everytime i see them. Not just children but PINOYS in general. We are a happy country. I’d rather have that kind of environment than see this country to be as progressive as Korea and Japan but not happy.

    Please remember that Japan and Korea are part of the top 10 countries with the highest suicide rates. I don’t want the Philippines to be like that! πŸ˜‰

    The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

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