i read a blog few years back which i regretted not commenting then and still regret to this day. i couln't quote it verbatim but it goes about the writer's concern (?) and her views why seeking greener pasture elsewhere is not enough reason for parents to go/ work abroad and leave their kids behind to be looked after by close kins. i found myself in a "speak now or forever hold your peace" predicament and needless to say i chose the later regrettably - not for lack of conviction but rather not to make common friends uncomfortable with a long argument that will surely follow. just a note of warning, i am highly excitable and argumentative person...lol!
forever is a long time and so, here i am breaking my peace and tossing my two cents worth on the matter. its easy to pass judgement on someone when you are not in a circumstances they are in. if one hasn't experienced the neccesity of begging food from someone else's scraps of left over then you wouldn't know how lucky you are to be leaving a big portion of your meal untouched to be thrown away later. if you have never been exposed to life's series of unfortunate events - its trials and tribulation- then you are not in a position to even write anything about it because you have no inkling how it is. what you have is not even an opinion but an assumption. opting to do so shows how insensitive and ignorant you can be. it takes a strong will and a stronger sense of commitment and love to undetake such herculean and formidable task of leaving your love ones to give them a better chance in life. i am assuming they're not in the land of milk and honey to see the view but to work their socks off. i take my hats off to every parent who know and understand the true meaning of sacrifice. some people got it all and unluckily to some, something's gotta give.
talking the talk is something we all do everyday. it is as effortless as breathing in and out ( unless, of course, you had some breathing issues, lol). walking the walk is an endeavor only those with courage to do so will take the risk. ask yourself this ..... when the time comes, will you be able to walk the talk?