A better answer

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Our wonderful long time writer, Mashal, from Afghanistan, is
now studying at university and working in a hospital after school. Recently, he shared this thoughtful piece with us.

MANY people leave their homes and go to other countries for a better life. I think they leave because of insecure situations. But recently we have a popular saying here that says: “Nowhere can be better than your own home.”  My mother often says this. We can’t say for others if they have happiness or not. Perhaps they are happy in other countries. But real happiness is being with your family and relatives in a peaceful place.
     The answer to happiness is not really for people to leave, but to find the way so they do not have to leave.  —Mashal
 

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