By Eunice Aber

When you read literature
When you peruse through social media
When you watch television
You find out that the world is a global village of pain and struggle.

Of people inflicting pain
On themselves and others
Sometimes unknowingly.

Of people looking away with shame
When they should set fear aside
And face the blame.

The world is a global village of pain
Pain that can be avoided
If each of us selflessly and fearlessly made choices
That gave others a better chance.

Whether that person is a current partner/ spouse
A work colleague
And most importantly a child.

Before you hand it down to another
Ask yourself this question
Is the life I’m living
Something I would wish on anyone?
And if the answer is No
You may want to reconsider
Inviting him/ her over.