Street children, begging and homelessness: these are things that people know that exist but they just ignore them. Even you talk about those things but in fact you don't do much to help those people who need our help. Sometimes we could think about what we could do to help, but the second after we just stop and move on thinking only about ourselves and our own problems. There are a lot of organisations to help people who are sick or people that don't have a home. Some of these are just false people who "steal" money from generous people. I don't think that there are so many organisations who make a difference in little children's eyes.

These kids live their whole life in creepy holes at the side of a poor country. They learn how to fight against big guys, how to run away from police men, how to make a meal out of a lie and even how to steal in an onest way. These are normal things to them, to us these are horrible things that have to be changed. Maybe these kids don't want to change because they don't know how better life is. Just think about it, how could they want some "more" if they don't know what is "more"? When I think about this I feel bad. The world is mean to them and there is no because or if to change it.

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Maybe when God created their world he forgot to add a little happyness. They don't go to school, they don't know what school is. We think it's normal to go to school and become the number one doctor. For them it's a strange thing, their future is not a happy immage with a family and a good job, it's an immage of the present. Always searching for a place to hide, a place to sleep, a place to be loved. They don't see a future in their lives. They have no directions to follow. No parent to love and no idol to be. But also girls of all ages are in big trouble. The boys can just steal or kill someone for money, but girls can't do these things.

So they sell their body's to older and younger men that pay only a few euro. They kow that it's a "have to", otherwise tonight they will have no food on the table. This is only about street children, there are a lot of other things that make people think. Begging is another big problem. When you see a man without an arm at the border of the street with a little hungry dog on his side you give him a euro or two. Why do people do that? Because otherwise that person could die if you don't give him a euro? No. He may die without money, but it's not a good solution to give him money every day so he can go on like that.

If he understands that he can live well by begging, that he can buy a bottle of Vodka every day and be drunk for the rest of his life, he will go on like this. So it's not a solution. He has to understand the importance of living and depending on himself, this is important to understand. This is true not olny in the streets, but also in schools and in the life of every person of the world. What is poverty really? Is true poverty in the soul or in the pocket? Every human being has different basic needs. We could say that people without soul are nothing. People with soul have all the values that live can offer to them.

Like love and affection. The love of a parent in a kid's life is very important, some people that don't want to talk anymore with their parents are unhappy but they can't see that. They think that they can live the same way without love, but at the same time they try to forget and they search the same love in other things. Other things like friends, but these friends will never give the same love and affection to the person as a parent. Future is also a very important thing, without a future there is no life. There are different tipes of futures, the future of a single person, the future of a family, the future of the whole world.

These things seem to be all different things but they actually all fit together in a big desing called "life". All little children have planned a future. It could be a dream like go to the moon as an astronaut or becaume the number one sushi-eater. These are little children who have all that they need so they can think about talking to marcians, kids who have heard stories that make them dream. But what about the kids that don't heard these stories and have to dream all by themselves? Can they dream? And how? Children don't need any stories to make plans and dream, that's the beautiful thing that childrem have: imagination!

The problem here is the possibility to make these dreams come true, sometimes this is not possible. Or they don't know how to do it. Without a little help they are lost. That's why we need to help them, not with money or with a home. We have to give them hope. There are people who believe that if you have money you can be the happiest person in the world. By buying expensive cars and beatiful houses you can live well, but when you realise that you need also something more, something you can't buy, you feel again bad. Be rich in the pockets isn't everything, these are only false needs that people in the modern world have to posses.

Like I said before, love and affection is the most important thing, without that you can't be really happy. But what is happyness actually? It's something difficult to explain. It means that you feel good with yourself and with what you have made yourself so far. A person that wakes up every day and thinks: I'm happy of my world, is that a happy person? I don't think so. I think that you can't really know what it means untill you lose it. When you lose something you can really see what it was. You can think about other persons that don't have what you have and then say that you are lucky.

But these people have only temptations for material needs, not real needs. People in our world, here at school don't see that. There are some persons that come to school every day and think that it is stupid to wake up every day and go to school just because they have to. But at this age you begin to think about your future, about what you want to be in future. These things you begin to realise only now because before you are only an innocent child that plays in the streets and eat candy's. Children don't have to think about these things at their age because their parents do all the important decisions for them.

When a child has to begin to take his own responsabilities, it gets complicated. At this age you are changing into the person you are going to be for the rest of your life, so the decision is hard to make. Some people have already money and all the things that they need so they just don't care about school and leave it to go and make party's every weekend. But one day their parents are going to die and they will be alone and they will have nobody to take money from. That is the moment where they have to begin to think, that is the age for them that they have to decide.

It comes later because the money and the beautiful things have made time go slower for them. In conclusion I think that it is important to have the real needs in life, wich are: love, attention, affection, wealth and security. A person without this things dies slowly and he suffers a lot (sometimes he doesn't even know that he is dieing, it is horrible). To conclude this essay I have chosen a phase that a great poet wrote, because I can't write what I really feel and this phrase is the nearest to what I want to say. Long is the way and difficult, that goes from hell to the light.