Kakainis na talaga
The violence and the carnage that happened in London is deplorable. Makes you think why people do such horrible things to other people. The news back home may not be violent, but for me it is just or even more deplorable.
I think of what's happened to London as a person who's been wounded. Nasugatan at may dugo and sugat. The wound can have an effect on the person not only physically but emotionally and psychologically as well. A wounded person may become fearful of doing any physical activity that caused the wound in the first place. The psychological effect lingers long after the wound has healed. But eventually, everything goes back to normal. The person even becomes stronger having learned ways to avoid being hurt again. As an outsider you sympathize with the person and admires him when he is able to bounce back.
In the case of what's happening in our country, I would compare it to a person who though looks normal from the outside is suffering from various maladies. Ayokong tawaging cancer dahil gusto kong isiping may pag-asa pang magamot. Sabihin na lang nating diabetic yung tao. Kailangang mag-insulin araw-araw. Tapos may mga komplikasyon pa. High-blood pressure, may sakit sa bato, sa atay, sa pancreas at may STD pa. Madali sanang gamutin ang taong ito, kaya lang matigas ang ulo niya. The person does not watch his diet. Keeps eating junk, unhealthy food. Doesn't exercise. Drinks, smokes, takes drugs and practices decadent sex. As an outsider maaawa ka ba sa kanya? Kaiinisan mo pa di ba? Dahil alam mong nasa kanya din naman ang ikagagaling niya.
Whenever I post something dreary I always want it to end in a positive note. Bagamat ngayon nahirapan ako. Kaya pasensiya na kayo kung nasira ko ang weekend ninyo. A friend told me once before: "Things will be better because there is no way but up". The problem is that was two decades ago.