This was posted on the Guardian a few weeks ago, an extract from this guys memoir:
In it talks about becoming an orphan at 25. When it was posted on the Guardian’s Facebook feed the other day, it received some pretty barbarous comments:
‘Sad but an orphan at 25?!’
‘You are not an orphan, you are a 25 year-old with dead parents.’
UNESCO defines an orphan as someone whose parents died before the age of 18. I am an orphan by this definition and am not a sociopath, so I don’t really mind the guy calling himself an orphan.
But it got me thinking, are there any other orphans on here? Say hello, maybe we can hold hands in a circle and cry together one day.