When I was 17 years old I was busy in doing nothing and then I see a girl, not old enough to have an ID card, getting Nobel Prize for peace. She makes me feel like a loser. She takes a bullet to her head helping to propagate education, gets a global acclaim and a chance to speak in front of a global audience at the UN. Eventually she also meets the American president.
I feel shame that I am not like Malala Yousafzai. Like other people I am also not free from the social enigmas having the same ridiculous mindset. How can I celebrate at Malala’s universal triumph when I’ve been taught all my life that a girl’s place is in the kitchen? I just can’t. I am from the country where mothers used to feed boys with their own hands while the girls were busy washing the dishes.
Malala getting Nobel is the biggest thing in Pakistan because there were not a single female other than Benazir Bhutto who can be taken seriously as the Pakistan’s global representative. Even Benazir Bhutto was famous because of her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. But the case of Malala is different; you can’t trace any illustrious person behind Malala who can justify her success and accomplishments.
I just have admiration and support for this eloquent, strong and brave young woman who has learned to turn tragedy and fear into hope and progress. I want her to keep it up and ignore the haters. Malala, you are a bright light in a dark world!!
The Point is, Malala Yousafzai, 17, becomes youngest Nobel winner.
My Question: What's holding you back from making a difference?