Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shame

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The ineffable tragedies that had recently struck countless people’s lives have rendered me speechless, too ashamed to write about the trivialities of my own little world. How inconsequential my daily crises, my petty troubles are compared to theirs. There is no reason to pick at scabs when there are thousands out there with gaping wounds.

9 comments:

witsandnuts said...

Same here. And it follows that I'm trying to be sensitive enough about the things that I blog. I specifically deferring my food-related posts.

Angeli said...

yeah, it hit me that flaunting or complaining about our "privileged" lives is such in poor taste let alone insensitive when so many others have lost everything they've got.

eks said...

saw this status message @ facebook. nag-init ang ulo ko!!!

"wishes that there will be no more typhoons coming into the country...please, please, please...my vacation next week is already plotted and i'm still planning another one this october"

kala ko concerned na talaga... yun pala, sarili lang iniisip!

Angeli said...

oo nga.. kung minsan akala natin yung mga problema natin napakalaki; pero kung ikumpara sa iba, napakaliit lang pala..

we forget that not everything is about us. and, sadly, we really do get selfish at times..

Agnes said...

There's a lot you can do to help the survivors of these tragedies (donations, volunteering, etc) and they badly need your help.

Angeli said...

Hi Agnes. I was given an opportunity to help when our company organized relief efforts for the typhoon victims.

Artemis said...

I, too, just gave out relief goods but I was at first a bit discouraged when a friend told me that giving relief goods is nothing. She wanted us to go help in the 'digging' instead. My feelings was relieved though when the guys from DSWD said that there are a lot of volunteers but there are not enough shovels to use or goods to distribute, and so its better to help in giving goods/donations. whew!

Agnes said...

How nice of your company Angeli, and how nice of you :-) ...and Artemis too :-)

Angeli said...

thanks, Agnes.. it's not enough though..

you are right, artemis. any amount of relief goods from private individuals or organizations will never be enough. what they need are sustainable livelihood programs and proper housing. it's sad, really.

 
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