I just wanted to share this with you all as I have not stopped thinking about this.
A friend of mine told me recently that their school has just had over from Africa some teenage students to experience Australian life. They have been assigned to host families and one of the families noticed that their 15 year old boy they were looking after from Africa was spending a long time in the bathroom every day. The mum knocked on the door and asked if everything was ok. He said he was fine. The next morning she walked passed the bathroom and the door was open and she noticed the 15 year old boy looking at him self in the mirror making lots of different facial expressions. She asked him are you ok? His reply was he was fine and he had NEVER seen himself before. Where he is from they are such a poor village there are no mirrors as this would be luxury item. They don’t have buildings with glass windows so they have never caught a reflection of themselves. Wow this is truly amazing how simple others lives are around the world who are not as fortunate as us. Imagine not seeing yourself ever. You would never know what you look like to others. It makes you realise the vain society we live in.
So as one of his leaving presents to take back to Africa with him they brought him a mirror.
Posted anonymously, 9th May 2014