Privileged Pupils

Letters to Editor

By Aliya Shetty Oza, Class 5, Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai

I am very blessed to have a privileged life. When you are privileged, you have special rights, advantages and opportunities. I am fortunate to be a part of loving and wealthy family and I study at one of the best schools in Mumbai.

Sadly, some of us tend to misuse these privileges and this makes us spoiled children at times. When you are spoiled you cry at a drop of a hat, you want everything your way and you force others to do your work for you. If we are privileged, shouldn't we care about doing our minuscule role in making the world a better place? Every child should be entitled to a right to a good life. We take it for granted, as we are privileged.

One of the reasons our school has so many charity drives, donations and free dress days, is to achieve our goal of making the world a better place. Even if such a small community like one school can't change the world, at least we should come of use to others.

I think that this quote really sums up this sentiment- ‘Nothing would mean anything if I didn't live a life of use to others' - Angelina Jolie. It is so simple yet profound. I hope that one-day, all of us come of use to others; otherwise we are nothing but advantaged, selfish people who only care about themselves and no other. I think this is the best advice anyone could receive, as I want to definitely be more than just a privileged pupil.

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