I’ve been following TheFineBros channel for quite some time on YouTube, and most recently, they posted an episode of Teens React about Malala Yousafzai. If you haven’t heard of her before, where have you been? She’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner (2014), only 17 years old, and one of the bravest and most amazing young women in the world. Watch the video.
I like how some of the teenagers say they feel bad about complaining about going to school. Once many people see just how hard Malala fought to be able to go to school, they often realise how stupid their own complaints about going to school are. Millions of kids, especially girls, don’t have the chance to go to school because of poverty, and in some cases, religious extremists. The Taliban don’t want girls to go to school. I find that unacceptable.
I’m a big supporter of education, and I strongly dislike it when I hear teenagers say how school is lame, and that only losers go to school. Must be wonderful to be too cool for school, huh? I have to wonder how their lack of job is going. If people are fighting to go to school, why is it we have selfish brats who think they don’t need school in their lives? If they don’t want to go to school and don’t even attempt to graduate, then why should we pay for their welfare cheques? Sure, some kids are deprived of an education due to no fault of their own. Those kids need the support to be able to get their education. But I don’t feel sorry for those who shun education and end up on the street with a very sad existence. They brought it upon themselves.
Another thing I wanted to mention is that there were a couple of Muslim teenagers in the video. They shared stories about how they or their families were targeted, with people calling them terrorists. What sickens me is how this whole ISIS issue is causing people to turn on Muslims in general and call them terrorists. For your information, ISIS is an example of an extremist organisation. They do not represent Muslims. This is much the same as the KKK or Westboro Baptist Church. They do not represent Christians. I am an atheist, and people like Stalin, Pol Pot, and Kim Jong-Un do not represent atheists. I have Muslim friends, I have Christian friends, I have Jewish friends, I have atheist friends. Do I care? Not at all. In fact, religion doesn’t even enter our conversations. We are friends, and we respect each other’s personal choices. That’s the way it should be. We should not have religious extremists or fundamentalists imposing their beliefs on us.
I don’t care about a person’s religion. I care about the person. I care about people’s well-being. I care about people’s right to a good education. I care about healthy, well-educated societies. I care about people getting along and celebrating diversity, not going to war over their differences. And you know what? This is something I want to show in my writing.
My advice to the world is this: Let’s stop all this bullshit and just try to get along. Stop with the idiotic antagonistic garbage.
Will they listen? Probably not. But at least I’m trying to do my part.