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Last night I did something I haven’t done in a while and I walked away from my PC and did well, nothing. This is very unlike me. I am usually bursting with creativity at night, but last night I felt so unmotivated. I don’t like getting into slumps like this. Sometimes these “slumps”can last a long time… I am still writing though 😊
Today I awoke to a nation mourning the loss of their loved ones as a result of yesterday’s massacre in Christchurch. I initially blogged about this yesterday when I first heard about it. Since then I have read multiple newspaper articles and witnessed the live stream of the shooter. “Why would I want to watch that?” you might ask. I needed to see it with my own eyes. I wanted to see exactly what those animals did. I call them “animals” because to me, that’s what they are. In fact, animals are better. These killers are sub-human, whatever the furthest thing away from a human is, that is what they are.
I watched the video because I needed to understand why this happened. But it didn’t free me from the anger I feel towards the shooters or the sadness for the victims and their families. It didn’t do a thing for me other than helped me realise that no matter where you live in the world, even if it’s “God’s Zone,” violence has no boundaries, violence doesn’t recognise your colour, your ethnicity or your age. It can happen anywhere at any time to anyone.
There are all sorts of headlines following the incident. I think now I understand the phrase “If it bleeds, it leads”. People the world over seem to be attracted to violence and destruction. I can’t even explain how or why this is, it just is. I also didn’t know that there were multiple mosque shootings and even people outside on the street were gunned down by this maniac and his group.
Leaders from other countries are offering their condolences to the New Zealand families affected by this tragedy. Even Donald Trump had something to say. Yesterday’s massacre also taught me that when a nation grieves, the world listens and grieves with them. At least that is one positive thing to come out of this tragic incident. I’ll try and hold onto that today.
I’m sorry readers, I normally wouldn’t blog about things like this but because this happened in my country, I feel I need to say something about it. Continue reading → Christchurch Shooting – Gunman Live Streams Mosque shooting
We had a gathering today for the manager that’s leaving and I have mixed feelings about it. I see him leaving as the closing of one door and the opening of another.
I thought I’d learned how to deal with change after the thing that happened last year. But maybe I was wrong.
How can you feel in control of your life when changes you may not agree with just keep on coming and bowling you over?
I guess I could learn how to dodge better…
I just don’t understand the petty mentality of some people. It’s like if you don’t like doing something, just don’t. You’ll do yourself and everyone else a favour. Don’t work somewhere if you no longer want to be there. Just leave. You will only annoy your colleagues by cutting corners as you try to “1up” your employer. Just grow a pair, please.