I personally believe that children deserve the freedom to play. The development of a moral sensibility begins with play. Children teach themselves about the value of life by engaging with their own virtual realities and other children at play, in a personally meaningful manner. Suppressing the play instinct encourages frustration, resentment and twisted interests, all of which can transmute into violent demands for freedom.
But at the same time, I do understand why some children are pushed to work at a very young age. I've met one 15 year old peddling DVDs and cried when asked why was she not in bed, since it's a school day the next day. Apprently, her dad passed away recently and her mom was not well enough to work, she's the eldest of six siblings.
True, some things cost more than you realise ...
Have a brilliant Hari Raya Aidilfitri with your loved ones. :o)
Wegra @ Bijou Bazaar
p.s. did the video clip begin with "come on ... ayuh! bangun! bangun!"?