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The Journey These Students Take to School Will Make You Value Education

The Journey These Students Take to School Will Make You Value Education

Most of us caught the bus, got dropped off by our parents, or walked a couple of blocks to school. And most of us have been late on our journeys to school once or a few too many times. When we were late, there was always the excuse of traffic, the bus broke down, or we missed it because we were talking to our friends. Over all, our journeys to school were pretty routine.

When it comes to getting into a routine, we tend to take advantage of things. In this case, our education. We knew the different routes to get to school the fastest and we knew classes would be in session when we got there. We didn’t have to worry about walking through a war zone, journeying for five hours through icy mountains, or tightrope walks above a flowing river to get to school.

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At some point we’ve been guilty of not caring about our education and complaining about having to go to school. But after learning about what these students around the world have to experience on their journeys to school, you may just realize how lucky we are and how precious education is.

Children in Sanghiang Tanjung, Indonesia venture across a broken suspension bridge.

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      Children from Batu Busuk village in Sumatra, Indonesia, tightrope walk 30 feet above a flowing river, followed by a 7-mile walk.

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        In the Philippines, elementary school students use inflated tubes to cross a river on the way to school in Rizal Province, followed by at least one hour of walking.

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          Vietnam students swim twice a day across a river to attend school at Trong Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district

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            In Columbia, kids who live in the rainforest journey to school down steel cables at 50 miles per hour.

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              By the way, her 5-year old brother is in the sack

              It’s a 125 mile journey for boarding school students in China through mountains of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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                  Parents take their children through the Himalayas across ice and frost to boarding school.

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                    A young girl in refugee camp Shuafat, near Jerusalem, walks to school despite the violence taking place between Israeli troops and Palestinian protestors.

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                      These pictures of various journeys to school are to put some perspective of the common complaint we hear of “I don’t want to go to school today”. While some of us take school and educational opportunities for granted, there are young children around the world whose journeys to school are risky but, to them, it’s worth it all to get to school and learn.

                      Do you think your education is worth the risk? Maybe instead of teaching students how to get rich or what they need to do to get the best job out there, we should be teaching students how to value education.

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                      Last Updated on October 9, 2018

                      27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                      27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                      Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

                      If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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                      1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
                      2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
                      3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
                      4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
                      5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
                      6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
                      7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
                      8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
                      9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
                      10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
                      11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
                      12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
                      13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
                      14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
                      15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
                      16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
                      17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
                      18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
                      19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
                      20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
                      21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
                      22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
                      23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
                      24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
                      25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
                      26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
                      27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

                      Remember:

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                      It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

                      If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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