I remember a time when as senior one students at my secondary school we studied about the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the teacher asked the class to list down what they considered as the Seven Wonders of the World.
Though there were some disagreements, the most voted wonders were found to be India’s Taj Mahal, Egypt’s great pyramids and the Great Wall of China among others.
While gathering the votes, the class teacher noticed that one student hadn’t submitted her paper yet. Seeing this she asked her if she was having troubles making the list. The student innocently and straightforwardly replied: “Yes, a bit. There are so many that I’m unable to make up my mind.”
Hearing this, the surprised teacher asked her to read her list out loud so that the class could help.
Initially the girl hesitated but then went on to read, “I think the seven wonders of the world are; to touch, to taste, to see, to hear (getting a little nervous, she continued…) to feel, to laugh and to love!”
The teacher hearing this was really touched and explained the implication of this special list to the class. She said, “The things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful- and we don’t have to travel anywhere else to experience them.”
The writer is 17-year-old teenager