Mother's column – seeking happiness


Christian Life


Refugee family in a Dutch refugee centre. Image not related to article. Photo ANP, Erik van 't Woud

Almost thoughtless, I scroll down my Facebook timeline. Sunny pictures, shady quotes, like-and-win actions, reflective articles, and clips with handy life hacks which will change your life forever. And then suddenly I come across a news heading: "Syrian boy (14) commits suicide in Asylum Centre." "He wanted to stay in the Netherlands forever", the article's first lines read. Do I want to know this, or should I scroll further to the life hacks?