Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition: Three powers
Our world is victim to many sufferings. We have the power to stop the pitiable suffering around us.
We live in our luxurious homes, oblivious to our surroundings and to the abject poverty around us. On the roads, children are selling things, adults begging. We are insensible to these surroundings. We do not think twice before racing off in our cars, unconsciously making someone lame. We are even blind to the amount of illicit child labour around us! We should assist these poverty-stricken people, rather than disregarding them. True, we should not help beggars who do not work for a living, but we ought to help those who struggle to earn enough money to feed them. We have a duty to help these people by buying their products regardless of their use to us. Children are unable to pursue their education due to their poverty. Many children’s parents have died and these hungry orphans beg to earn a living. Child labour is mandatory for these orphans. Sometimes we are so cruel as to not give even a paisa to these working orphans!
Darkness all around you. The Seven Wonders of the World, all mean nothing to you. In sight, but not in sight. Relying on a dog or another person to guide you all the time. Not able to see nature’s beauty. Not able to play an instrument. Not even able to watch a movie. That’s right, being blind can be a traumatic experience for it denies a person of all these luxuries and more. Blind people go to learn Braille, a unique language for the blind, in distinctive schools designed for that very purpose. Blind people benefit from the fact that all of their other senses are highly developed. However, a trained dog, usually an Alsatian, is used to guide the blind when they go out alone due to their inability to walk straight or cross roads. Special computers with raised dots substituting letters on the keyboard are used to help them type. They also have special laboratories to help them...