I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a child, I can’t help but smile. I smile not only because I want to make them smile in return, but I smile because of what children represent – innocence, sweetness, love, and joy.
When we were all children ourselves, we had so many questions about the world and how it worked, and society, and the world around us encouraged us to ask those questions. It was only as we grew that we are told not to question or ask too many questions.
You see, I believe we are nothing more than large children, and I mean that in the kindest way. Deep within ourselves, we still hold that innocence, and that wonder about the world.
We hope for wonderful things, we dream great dreams. That might be why we love children so much – because we still see a part of ourselves in them. A part of ourselves we never lost, just forgot we had due to other obligations in life.
Some small children, however, never grow up to be large children. They don’t get to keep questioning, seeking, enjoying, and spreading their happiness. Some of these children, approximately 3.5 million of them, die every year from hunger.
This doesn’t have to happen. We can do something about it.
Check out Action Against Hunter, an organization and charity devoted to eliminating hunger and improving the lives of millions of people worldwide.
They released a video entitled “The Sharing Experiment”, where they put two children in a room with one sandwich to see what would happen. I recommend you watch it, but I warn you that the results might make you cry.
There’s so much we can take from this video and these children.
Featured photo credit: The Sharing Experiment via youtube.com