The Happiness of an Old News
100 Days of Happiness – Day 5
I think we live in a time where there’s a lot of crime that finds its way to the newspapers and the media, but more that doesn’t get reported. They’re suppressed by those who suffer or those who cause the suffering. Perhaps there is reason for that, but that of course, doesn’t make the fact that it is suppressed false.
Last year, one of my best friends had written an article for a site that highlighted a practice that I hadn’t known of before then – FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). It was her article that made me look up what it was and read about it that night on Wikipedia. The statistics startled me — this practice was very common in African countries.
When something gets hold of my thoughts in such a manner, I have to write on it. And though Jaibala warned me not to try in first person POV, I did. I ended up writing this post titled “Darkness”.
Happiness is reading an old news (screenshot from The Guardian) that brought a good news, that earlier this year Nigeria had banned the practice. I think that it had to start somewhere, and I’m happy that it has reduced the practice, even a little.
(© 27th September 2015)