So desperate are they to be safe and have opportunities apart from violence, poverty and crime. These are children who simply want to be safe. To go to school, get a job and build a life. A life they simply cannot envision in their countries of origin.
Here is the thing -- what is reality? Seriously. I'm not trying to be esoteric, metaphysical, philosophical or transcendental, honestly. But I have come to see that my view of reality is skewed -- distorted and one-sided
Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.