Source: Never fall down, Patricia McCormick, pg 61
Quote: “When he wake up, he think of his own children and wonder if maybe its better to die. “To live with nothing in your stomach and a gun in your face,” he says “is that living or is it dying a little bit every day?””
Context: At this point in the book Arn (the main character) is on a rice farm with other kids his age, he went to visit the music teacher Mek and when he woke up that is what Mek said.
This makes me think: This makes me think about how fragile we are as humans, it makes me think about how little it takes for us to die, and not always dying physically but we can die mentally, our spirits are broken and there isn’t even a point to us living we just merely exist. We survive but we don’t live. This makes me think about how far we would go to survive, i mean if I were starving and had no family and I was always being threatened, I don’t think I would want to survive anymore, and I don’t think anyone would. There’s only so much you can do with a broken heart, a broken spirit, and broken mind.