(34) Consider the less privileged – Beat Loneliness | 57 Ways

THIRTY-FOUR (57 Ways to Beat Loneliness & Depression)

Consider the less privileged.

The other day I found myself reading an article in Poize Magazine about Stephanie Okereke and her struggles to help end VVF (Vesico Vaginal Fistula) in Nigeria. VVF often occurs when girls are forced into marriage at a very young age and have prolonged labor, or during the various forms of female genital mutilation. And yes the practice continues today.

Many of the girls (and women) suffering from this ailment are victims simply because they were born where they were born, and in the families they were born in. They were not promiscuous or careless. They were just born in the wrong place at the wrong time to the wrong family. And the only treatment is re-constructive surgery. VVF is not a condition I would wish on my worst enemy (to really understand what goes on, read the article), and yet people are suffering in silence and shame everyday because of this condition.

Yes we all have problems, but sometimes you must take time out to be thankful that you do not have other people’s problems.

Remember life is meant to be shared.

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