Freedom of choice, anyone?


Life has so many demands that it place on ordinary humans.

Let us take a look at some examples. On the morning of 14 February 2013 life for a certain athlete changed dramatically. The previous day he was still everybody’s hero; the fastest man with no legs!
However on that fateful morning the world was suffering from severe shock as pictures flashed on our TV screens of him being bundled into a police van!

Recently we woke on the morning of March 8 to hear of the disappearance of flight MH 370. As the days dragged on we heard rumours of a hijacking started to surface. We saw pictures of distraught relatives demanding answers. Their lives were certainly different from what it would have been had flight MH 370 landed safely in Beijing!

Last week another disaster changed the lives of the families who lost loved ones on the South Korean ferry taking a group of school children to Jeju Island – the Hawaii of South Korea! What was supposed to be an enjoyable time for those young people turned out to be a nightmare for their loved ones at home, for the company owning the ship and for the educators and of course their fellow students at Danwon High School!

Then there was the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico coast from central Florida to Texas. George W. Bush made decisions of which I am sure is still haunting him to this day.

Many such incidents happen in the lives of ordinary people everyday. Most of these events hardly cause a stir in the greater community where these people live, but the people caught in these events have their lives changed all the same! Forever!

The athlete might go to jail for a considerably long time.

The families, who are still waiting for the conclusion of the search for Flight MH 370, might have to seriously adjust to life after Flight MH 370. The airline company’s staff might still be under suspicion and their families treated with contempt.

President Bush people are still making fun of him as the one who fumbled his way through his presidency. Katrina lost him a lot of points. A very high price for any politician who surfed the wave of popularity after 9/11. Another disaster which altered the way things were done. One incident which is a direct fallout from this disaster was the suicide of the vice – principal of the school!

So you see the line between order and chaos, peace and turmoil is a very thin line indeed.

What do I really want to tell you my beloved?

As much as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone! Our choices can lead to great joy but it can also lead to our greatest sorrow!


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