I did not realize how many people are not informed about human trafficking. Since I have started this project, I have talked to many people about the subject. And many of them have no idea what human trafficking even is. In my opinion there are a few reasons for this.
The first being that It’s very easy to get caught up in our lives, everyone does it. We go day in and day out not thinking about anyone else but ourselves and what we have to accomplish on a daily basis. I think that is part of the reason people don’t know what human trafficking is. We get so caught up in ourselves, or our families, or our jobs, that we don’t even realize what is going on around us.
Another reason would be that we don’t want to see it. As humans we don’t want to believe that something like human trafficking is happening, especially in the United States. One of the questions that always gets asked when I talk about human trafficking is, “Does it happen in the United States?” My answer to that question would be, “Yes, it does, it happens everywhere.”
I get it. We all want a perfect world where no one gets hurt and nothing bad ever happens. But that’s not the way life is. Life is hard and a lot of the time it sucks. And most of the time, with all the bad stuff that happens, it gets frustrating. Why would we even try to fix any problems when there will always be more? And honestly I don’t have an answer to that question. But I do know that we all need to open our eyes and take a good look around. See what needs to be done and do it. Slavery still exists, let’s try and stop it.