It’s easy to get wrapped up in your problems, and while it’s something you should never apologise for, it’s always worth noting what other people are facing in the world. A popular hashtag is #firstworldproblems - making light of the things that we complain about compared to the other real problems in the world.
And there definitely are other real problems in the world. The Human Rights Channel made this unbelievable short film from real life footage filmed by real people living around horrific scenes in 2013.
It’s hard to watch, but it’s something we should never forget as we begin 2014. One of the great things about social media is that there is a voice to those who have been previously been unheard. We must continue to listen and make sure their voice is amplified by shouting alongside them.
Have a watch and let me know what you think