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Stolen Childhoods

If Steve McCurry’s name doesn’t ring a bell, think of the iconic photograph “Afghan Girl” that appeared in National Geographic. He is a world-renowned photographer with a compassionate lense. In this series from his blog (be sure to link through to see it all and to follow him, worthwhile), he shares photographs of working children from around the world. Perhaps when we are tempted to complain about our lives and our fate, we just shouldn’t. This will move all of us. The question is, what will it move us to do? What are prayers and metta practice if they don’t have feet? Jamie


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9 thoughts on “Stolen Childhoods

    1. It’s the sort of thing that makes me spitting mad. Thank goodness there are things that even the disabled can do behind the scenes … and we can write, which you do so well on these issues. Raising awareness.


  1. I think the one of worst things may be growing up in an unhealthy and unsafe environment, which is also the reality for so many girl children everywhere. All these problems seem insuperable….maybe one has to find an answer beyond the physical and material


  2. Thank you for the link and for re-posting. There must be a Middle Way between the poles of indolence and un-incorporation (where so many privileged children find it difficult to engage in meaningful work or study) and the slavery of labor. Some of these children seem proud to be trusted with significant responsibility….I wouldn’t want to take that away, but make it proportional and voluntary.


  3. Jamie: Thanks so much for sharing this here! Yes, write, raise awarness. fight numbness about the precious lives of our children…the next generation.!


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