The testimony of an Irish student after an encounter with a refugee:
After hearing the refugees’ stories, I felt extremely grateful for what I have and the environment that I live in. I see my own life to be almost perfect compared to the struggles other have faced living in difficult conditions. I am extremely fortunate for how and where I am living. Some of the things I heard about life in Syria shocked me as I did not know much about it before. I did not know that amount of fear people have living there and I will never understand however I do feel scared for them.
My perspective on life has changed since hearing these refugee’s stories; none of the struggles I go through will measure up to the fear and destruction they know. I feel inspired by these stories, they have made me want to be brave and successful.