A les­son in hu­mil­ity

Friday - - Society Living Leisure -

The ar­ti­cle on Pales­tinian refugees was heart-wrench­ing and re­veal­ing (‘Pic­tures of hope’, Septem­ber 13). Af­ter read­ing about the hard­ships the chil­dren in the refugee camp go through just to get by, I re­alised I need to be more grate­ful to my par­ents and the so­ci­ety I live in for pro­vid­ing a safe en­vi­ron­ment to pur­sue my dreams.

Th­ese chil­dren, who do not know what it means to have a com­fort­able bed, plenty of food on the ta­ble or a well-equipped school, have shown me it doesn’t mat­ter what life dishes out to you – it’s what you make of it that counts.

Thank you Fri­day, for giv­ing me a les­son in hu­mil­ity.

ABRA­HAM THOMAS, DUBAI

From Pales­tinian refugees, this pic­ture, to sick In­dian ex­pats, right, and child labour­ers, be­low, all have been given hope in one way or an­other

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