Ruth Mekasha

Wherever you go, there you are

It was when I joined the university that I realized my distorted sense of self. I was surprised to find that I brought my thoughts, my insecurities, and my perspective with me. The silver lining is, that once you accept the fact that you can not escape yourself, a new wave of hope arises.

Are We Desensitized to Poverty?

Are we way too familiar with suffering that we become less and less emotionally affected? We forget that those kids in the street have the same wants and needs we do. It has come to a point that most of us avoid individuals who might need urgent medical care for fear of it being a con. If not, it’s the ‘bystander effect’ where people are less likely to offer help or intervene when other people are present because of the assumption that someone else will take action.