I am Rupa from Bangladesh. Most people around me tell me that I have no focus in life. That I am aimless. Some questions always bustle inside me…what is the meaning of life? Why is there so much discrimination? Why do people fight? Why do humans do silly things when we have only one life? Why are there so many super malls? Why do some people spend thousands of dollars on a dress when there are people who are starving? All of these ‘why’s, puzzled me and made me determined to find my goal in my life.
I’ve worked for refugees, migrants, the extreme poor and landless hill tribes, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, religion or nationality; I’ve worked with development, humanitarian and human rights organization as well as in corporate companies. I even volunteered with wildlife research for a period. Recently, I started to think; do I really not have a goal in life? If so, why am I not focused on one particular issue? Whenever I think about it, the answer that pops up in my mind is, I’ve always wanted to make others happy; to make the world a better place.
Although I am still a bit confused right now about life, ethics, people’s goals and beliefs because what seems right in one context can appear wrong in another context. So, right now I am trying to explore more and I’m hoping that I can learn from travelling with Spicyroad.