The last night was pretty short. At the thought of what was happening near my home, I couldn´t sleep. At first I was just shocked, later I couldn´t hold back my tears. How could I?
During my studies I lived in Munich, I grew up in a small village about an hour and a half away.
Searching for the right words…
The bewilderment is still so huge. On one hand side I can hardly put it into words, on the other one my thoughts are hammering in my head. So I sat and write everything down.
Again there were people killed totally pointless. How many had to die within the last weeks? How many people must die weekly around the world because others have decided to take their lives?
There are often reprehensible comments that the Europeans just react when something happens in front of their own doorstep or generally within the industrialized states. But isn´t that logical? Isn´t it human? Of course, it is unbelievable that danger and death in the Middle East are routine. I can´t imagine how it is to live like that. And in the events of recent weeks and months, I also hope that I won´t have too. But it is quite a shock that in supposedly safe countries, security needs to prove itself regularly. Are we at the point where we need to redefine `security´?
Just yesterday I shared my thoughts and feelings about traveling alone on my blog. I realized in the last few days that I´m probably not ready and strong enough to travel even in unstable countries yet. However, will my own continent, my country, my region going to join them? Can I not even dare to leave my village?
Whether terrorist attack or rampage, which unfortunately is far from being the first in Germany, it pisses me off. I´m so sick of that shit, that our world is developing into a pot of hate, power and violence. Why do people die because anyone has problems with himself? Why can´t we manage to support young people so that they feel understood and comfortable? Why can´t we stand together to embank natural disasters and diseases, which cost so many lives anyway? Why must some stupid idiots top that?
We can make a change
It won´t change anything asking these questions. A `why’ won´t help us, only a `how´ maybe can. How do we change that? How do we manage to have a positive influence? How can we help others? How can each of us improve the world even if it is just a little bit? How can we spread peace, joy and happiness? How can we take away the attention from power and violence?
Together, we must be strong and work for a world where …
… there is mutual understanding
…peace and love reign
… no “Pray for” Hashtags are needed
… everyone has a fair chance
… Terrorism experts are unemployed
… every human life counts equally
…terror, hate, power and greed for money find no place in a dictionary
… Security is no longer an empty phrase
… people are allowed to talk about their problems openly and honestly
… everyone can find help
…communication is the key to everything
…small gestures improve so much
… humanity is working
…which is a good place for children
… are no anxiety, panic, depression
… our fate does not slip out of our hands
… People do not decide on the lives of others
… Famine is not as much existent anymore
The list could go on endlessly. Do you like to add some points?
So, now, however, let us no longer make any lists, let us work to ensure that we create a world in which all of this is possible!