I missed most of this week of humanities due to being sick, but the day that I was there we watched the movie Born into a Brothel. This movie was the highlight of my week because of the way it opened my eyes to the way that people are living in our world. It made me think about the bubble that we live in called Glenview. That we are exposed to some hardships in our lives, but not nearly as many as people living in other parts of the world. I have never taken the time to think about how people live in India because it is so far away from me so it doesn't really affect my life. But after watching this film I have found myself pondering what it is like in other places too. I think this is how many people in the north shore think since we are never really exposed to such horrible living conditions or such horrible laws and restrictions.
This film also made me think about how lucky I am to have what I do. I was born into a family with a house, an income to put food on the table, loving parents, and a safe neighborhood. These kids are lucky if they have more than a dirt floor to sleep on every night. I thought it was incredibly unfair that these kids have to live like that, it just makes the cycle continue when they are forced to do as their parents did. It isn't fair that it matters so much where you are born as to what you will do with your life. I mean there are the exceptions that have a wonderful story to tell when they work their way out of the horrible life they were born into, but most are not that lucky. That's why I think what this woman was doing for these kids by trying to get them into schools that would help them get to universities was amazing. She was giving these kids a chance for a bright future that they would not have had without her help.
Another thing this film made me realize is that I would love to travel the world and learn as much as I can about other cultures. I want to be an elementary teacher after college and I think it would be brilliant to travel the world teaching elementary kids. I would get to experience the culture and traditions of every place as I was also getting to teach their youth. This is now one of my goals in life. I plan to study abroad in college, but after watching this film I do not want studying abroad to be the last of my traveling. We will see what happens!