Dear Diary, The World and I

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I would like to share a diary entry of a young girl as she questions the world:

Dear Diary,

I’ve been thinking about what’s going on in the world. I just want to know: why is there so much chaos? There are killings, corruption, secrets being revealed, dangerous diseases that are suddenly killing millions of people and it’s happening in certain parts of the world. I mean, what is really going on? I read books, and I imagine a whole different world. Then, I watch TV and all I see is the cause of my deepest fear. I cry because of what I see, and I continue to ask questions: “Why is this happening?” “How can people treat each other so horribly?” 
There are times where I go back in time, to when I was little, and all I saw was the sun, the green grass, and smiles from other kids. Now, the sun has been blocked by dark clouds, and the grass has dried due to lack of nutrients. This world is so dark, and I’m afraid of facing it. What can I do? Will the world have light again? Will the world be better again? I don’t even know…

What’s worse, there are kids living in two different universes. In one universe, kids are living in hunger and poverty, as they witness war right in their home. In another universe, kids are living in materialistic life, with no regards to common sense, and have no shame in their actions. From what I see, they are obsessed with things created by man. All this chaos is affecting the kids in a way that is separating them into two universes. What can be done about these worldly problems? 
Anyway, it’s bedtime, diary. I’ll come back tomorrow…

Please comment below on what this young lady can do to change the world.

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One thought on “Dear Diary, The World and I

  1. Hi this is a really deep post, whoever wrote this. I feel that’s the biggest problem with our generation, the millennials, and maybe gen X will go through it too. These two worlds is very indicative to the effects of oppression, how 1st world countries are taking advantage of poor countries to provide for their country and yet these very companies who are taking advantage of the poor from other countries are leaving their own people starved. Our generation today grew up materialistic, and we can’t do anything without money so we’re left thinking money is the key to life. We need to work for money. But by doing that we can’t enjoy or live life fully, so we’re as starved and oppressed as those that are living in hunger though in a different way. This I think is a result of capitalism and oppression. We have the youth here who are lost and the youth out there dying just for crumb. It’s a sad world.
    I think another thing that you’ve pointed out here in this post is this transition of innocense of our childhood to the hard reality as a grown up. We’re left feeling kind of guilty at our unsatisfied state because we know there’s so much suffering in the world, and that maybe we should be grateful but we can’t. Whether that’s because we feel empty right now, or because we are genuinely feeling helpless at not being able to actively do something to help others out there I don’t know. Someone once told me a this ironic thing a charity who was trying to help a third world country labor force being taken advantage of by big time corporations who pay them 30 cents an hour in harsh conditions had ordered the making of buttons for these people in order to spread awareness for their organization. Turned out those very buttons were being made by that exact labor force somewhere in China or Cambodia (I honestly don’t remember the name) so in a way despite our good intentions, we’re unintentionally helping, even though we don’t mean too.
    Anyway I’m rambling I actually just like how this really portrays the helplessness of growing up. I don’t think we’re well prepared for the world we’re living in right now. And the scary thing is, it’s now up to us to fix it for the next generation. We’re the leaders now.
    It’s really scary.


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