The tiny body of the baby Aylar (3), who was found lifeless on the shores of Turkey has made headlines around the world. It’s also a scene that should be a wake-up call for those who see refugees as “gold diggers”. Any sane person would realize that whoever puts their little babies in boats has probably had no choice left. No parent in the entire world, would take such a risk if it was safer for them to be on a boat than the land they are roaming from. And it’s totally wrong to assume that a poor person would do anything to come to the west, even if it means they have to get rid of their babies. Actually the amount of love poor people have for one another is far greater than the materialistic love rich people have between them.
It’s actually tragedies like these that separate the wheat from the shaft. If you as a person can not help someone else in need, then there is absolutely no use crying when you are in need and no one comes for help. That’s how the world functions, it’s give and take. And the best thing about giving is that you will get so much back in return that you would want to do it again and again.
Despite a few politicians in Norway who have tried to color the whole situation to be a disaster for Norway if more refugees are welcomed here, thousands and thousands of Norwegians have come together on various facebook groups where they collect food, clothes, toys and everything imaginable for the refugees and welcomed them as their own family members.
I realize that some people might worry about what will happen to their country in the future, and how their finances will be affected, but let’s not forget that looking at a situation in hand that’s so serious is far more important than trying to come up with a projected number in the next 10 years.
This mindset that everyone who comes from another country is worthless, needs to be changed. I feel that people who leave their homes with their little babies under their arms have gone through too much already that they have to deal with mindless buffoons who think of no one else but themselves.
If you are one of those who is helping other human beings in need, be proud because not everyone gets such a chance and not everyone is privileged enough to be the one helping someone in need.