Ironies of Life: An orphaned childIn a cruel twist of fate, some children lose their parents very early in life and most find that the joy and innocence of childhood have just been wiped out.
However good the guardian or foster parents, they cannot replace true parents. Such children face a life of hardship right from an early stage. Either in a foster home or with relatives or in an orphanage, they are exposed to harsh conditions. Seeing happy children with their parents around them on the streets, TV or in public places, they have a pang of pain, suffering, and anger at life itself thinking why God put them in such a situation?. Somewhere along the line, this transforms into a motivational force or jealousy/envy.
Many who are positively motivated, mature much early in life and quickly learn to be independent, live with meager needs, think and act with much more maturity and a balanced view that other kids of their age. They nurture an ambition to become educated, then succeed and help others in a similar fate.
Some, sadly become victims of unfortunate circumstances and become subject of ridicule, abuse and end up being depressed or disturbed and resort to anti-social activities and a life with potential is wasted.
I think the society has a huge moral responsibility in ensuring the care of these emotionally challenged children who for no fault of theirs have to face a life of hardships.