Refugees are humans like you and me

aylanThe 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.

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Special children from up above

According to a survey in Norway, 9 out of 10 people abort their unborn child if they fear that their child carries signs of Down Syndrome. For those that don’t know what that is, see the picture attached.

A child with Down Syndrome has inherited an additional or extra copy of a particular chromosome. In the case of Down’s syndrome, the affected individuals have three copies rather than two of chromosome 21. The consequence of this additional copy is that it changes the balance of the body resulting in characteristic intellectual and physical features.

So why do they abort the child?
From the look of things it seems most of them are afraid of the time such a special child would consume. They are scared of the way things will or will not work out. The health of such a child is not so good but then again who can guarantee that a perfectly born child will not have a noncurable disease?

Individuals affected with Down Syndrome tend to be shorter than normal, have broad short hands and poor muscle tone Some half heart defect that can be treated while in others it can’t be. They might also have problems with their gut making it difficult to eat while increasing the risk of thyroid problems.

So are all the complications above enough to take the life of YOUR child?
Not everyone is mentally so strong to deal with such things, but then again when did life ever throw anything at us that’s easy? We are day in day out put into situations by our own actions that require us to be stable minded and get out of them without going nuts.

Most of us who think we are perfect in our health go for a doctor’s checkups just to find out that we have cancer, or some other disease. Wouldn’t it be fair to us that our parents found out that before our birth and aborted us? That would be amazing wouldn’t it? Because then they would be doing us a favor.. And why do people forget that a child who is born with Down Syndrome hasn’t gotten his genes from your neighbor.. it’s YOUR genes.. maybe you are the abnormal one here? A woman in Australia killed her two sons and said it was the greatest act of love.. difference is she killed them when they were 9 and 11 while others go ahead with such act when the child doesn’t have his own social id. (see her story here )

Are we “normal” human beings such a special species that anyone who is not “like” us is not normal? If we have no possible way to predict the future then how come we take matters into our hands that truly should be left on its own. How many of those that are aborting children with Down Syndrome enjoying their time with their normal kids? Not many actually. And if you look at the statistics, normal people leave their old parents in old homes, something that a Down Syndrome kid wouldn’t be capable of even imagining. They are love all the way.

Next time you talk or look rudely at a kid or a person with Downs, maybe it’s time to realize that the abnormal person is no one other than you.

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7 signs that you should quit your job

Having a job is essential. It provides bread and butter on the table, and keeps things going. But the reality is that the world isn’t perfect, and sometimes you can be in a job that you don’t like at all. Obviously one should realize that having a job in itself is a blessing, and not everyone has a place to go to everyday. But that shouldn’t keep you glued to something you dread going to every single morning for years and years.

I must admit I have had jobs I  loved to bits, and enjoyed going to every single morning for years, but I have also been in companies where my skills were never tapped, and I felt as if I was just sitting and getting a paycheck for not doing much at all. I personally LIKE to earn my money, and would leave a job if I feel I am not giving my 100% or see that I am not being utilized to my full potential. Of course keeping in mind my skills.

Ok so below are the signs I have noted down that will give you an indication as to if you really are in a dead-end job or just have one of those days, which almost everyone has.

  1. You lack passion and feel things aren’t moving forward
  2. You are miserable whenever you think of going to work
  3. You have lost balance between work/personal life
  4. Your skills are not being tapped at all
  5. Your duties at work have changed but pay hasn’t
  6. You don’t get excited and are constantly bored
  7. You experience verbal abuse

If you have three or more of the signs present in your work situation, prepare a nice CV and start applying. And please do NOT quit until you have found another job. :)

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4 steps to a successful mindset

We all realize that the human brain is a powerful organ. When used to its full potential, it can do wonders, but when even an atom’s weight of negative thought comes in it, everything starts going wrong. That’s exactly what the reason is behind us being successful or unsuccessful. Obviously the fact that our surroundings, environment and opportunities also play a role, we just can’t blame them if things aren’t working out in our favor at least once among the many times we have tried.

1. If you fail, try again  – Often when we are trying to achieve something, we just try once or a few times and if we don’t see any results, we just stop. The most important thing here is to do slight changes in your approach when you see that you are getting the same result over and over again. If you keep doing the same thing, your results will be the same, as a famous proverb says.

2. Never blame others – We all have 24 hours at our disposal, so where one individual might use his hours in a productive way and create a multi-million business, someone else with the same number of hours would probably be playing games or sleeping most of the time. It’s obvious that in order to achieve something, one has to get up and make a plan.

3. Plan to succeed – This is important. If your whole idea of succeeding in something starts off with a doubt that just won’t go away, rethink your strategy and start again. You just can not succeed if you are planning to fail.

4. Praise every step you take – This can be a lot of things, for some it’s having a few million dollars in their account, while for others it’s the fact that they are moving forward. The feeling is phenomenal when you stop for a moment, look behind you and find all the footsteps you have taken to be where you are today. Remember that every step you day after the first one, is an achievement.

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