There are lots of issues in the world, and most need to be handled with care and sensitivity. Any form of human trafficking is an illegal practice that should be handled by the government. In cases where individuals have taken it upon themselves to remedy a bad situation, one has to take a look at the bigger picture. Most of us want to change the world and leave our mark on society. It goes without saying that sometimes our efforts may not be the best means of changing the status quo. We shared a story from someone whose efforts could be best aided by the help of the government. The story was real and after discussing with a variety of people, we now know that an issue of this magnitude is best suited for the authorities.
Human trafficking is serious. We didn’t mean to belittle it or make it seem like we were supporting it. There are several resources we’ve located online that discuss this issue in depth, and we’ve included them below. The story we heard was moving, but after speaking with several friends and colleagues (some of whom are employed by government agencies), they shared with us a variety of scenarios that we had not considered. We are collecting shirts for disaster relief. We are trying to help teachers and students that need supplies for school. We are a group of young people trying to help. It’s frustrating and disheartening when individuals with a great deal of experience in various efforts seem to get pleasure in crushing the energy and desire of people who want things to be better in the world. We want to listen and we want to discuss topics that we’ve never been apart of and know people reading this blog have not either.
The story we shared was simply that… a story. We’ve experienced a lot in a short amount of time. Given the visibility, we have had a great deal of people seeking help with their initiatives. We are sticking to the collection of shirts for disaster relief and instead of sharing stories apart from our mission, we’ll be asking our advisors and people with more experience. We simply shared a story that we heard and wanted to pass it on. It moved us, it is a scary part of this world and we will be staying out of it.
To learn more about human trafficking: Read this post
Special thanks to @texasinafrica for providing her insights
- Jason & Stephen