Let me introduce you to my friend, Phil.
When talking about Phil, I could tell you his highlight reel. I could tell you he was School Captain; he left school with an OP 1 (which for non-Queenslanders, that’s the darn smartest you can get), he was offered a scholarship to our leading University and is now involved with a bunch of different not-for-profits and charities.
But, Phil is more deserving than his academic and professional highlight reel.
To understand Phil, you have to know who he is and the power of his friendship. That is far more worthy.
This if my friend, Phil. Image: supplied.
So this is what you should know:
Phil is a visionary. A visionary that the world we live in can be better than the one it was today. Phil is that person who functions purely on sincerity.
He abandons the vicious cycle of our generation only to do something hoping for another thing in return. Rather, he operates on the belief that it is simply the right thing to do.
Phil is that person who after talking with him, he leaves you feeling like everything will be okay. And please believe me I know how cliché this all sounds, but the truth can be clichéd sometimes.
My friend Phil is going to be deported in 18 days.
He is 21. His sister, Amy, is 19. On November 2nd, the Australian Government will essentially be legally forcing them to South Korea.
In 18 days, I lose Phil. The rest of Phil’s friends lose Phil. Australia loses Phil. And Amy, too.