It is a bit alarming when your colleagues turn to you and say, “we might get shot today”. And then put on matching white t-shirts and march out the door anyway.
No, it didn’t happen to me. But since I started writing this blog I started also reading some other blogs of people traveling, taking pictuers, this kind of stuff… And yesterday a blogger named Megan wrote a disturbing post from where she is now, Tanzania.
In Brazil, now, life is hard because it is getting too hot in this summer and people are worried we won’t have our soccer stadiums readdy in time for the next World Cup. In Europe people are suffering a very intense economic crisis… So they can’t buy a new car or make a trip to a foreing country next vacation. Ok ok, I’m over-reacting here, maybe. Everywhere there are those trully suffering, and once you start talking about countries as if there was only one reality inside it, you are making a mistake. I know that… In Brazil may be around 20% of the whole population live in extreme poverty, and while there is now an ongoing economic boom in Brazil, those really lacking conditions are living bad.
And then you read about a country where this amazing number of doctors are letting people die, and are themselves into serious trouble… and you read it not in a distant article as in a newspaper, but from an “insider”, a person who is deeply living the country… Suddenly every other “terrible” problem seems a bit of luxury. Well, read it yourself…