This may be a normal photo
that should not cause any outpouring of emotions
from anyone viewing.
an older brother can carry his younger sibling around
even on his back
when parents are not around
and there's no one else to do it.
But because the scene is captured
inside what looks like a classroom,
then everything becomes sad
and even depressing.
A child in school
should not be doing this,
carrying a toddler on his back
if only parents are doing their part.
But maybe I'm judging them too much.
Being poor and living in misery
has this scene almost on a daily basis
in many parts of the world.
no matter how hard they work for a living
can't provide enough for their family,
that's why this whole thing is happening,
and it's heart-breaking.
And in this case,
working hard all day and all night
doesn't guarantee a comfortable life
especially when your livelihood is peddling
or being a street vendor
or just an ordinary worker.
Your earnings are not enough for a family
especially when you have many mouths to feed.
You still end up barely making ends meet
or not making ends meet at all.
There are jobs too
that don't even offer minimum wage
so as a worker,
you have to be economical all the time
and save whatever you can just to make it through.
It's tough and there are so many of them
in this situation.
So before you dream of a family of your own,
think about jobs and business
and other means of making money.
Save first before getting married.
And when you're married
or when you decide to live together with your partner,
limit the number of children if possible.
Have a family planning method
so you will have a good future.
Not necessarily rich
but as long as you can provide for the family
then that will be enough.
And don't let your child end up
carrying his baby brother to school
because you as parents can't take care of him.
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