Monday, 21 March 2011

No Comment

You have probably noticed that I rarely comment on major events happening the world (for example, earthquakes, tsunamis, elections).  It is not because I am not aware of them (I am aware of at least a few of them), but simply that I do not know what to say.  There is nothing I can add by expressing my pity/concern/outrage on this blog.  Perhaps it is a case of being too jaded to think it will make a difference, or perhaps it is simply that I've been hit with a case of immunity to devastation.  Ever since I can remember I have been told (through adverts) to donate to various charities and quite frankly, after a little while the shock factor wears off.

It's not that I don't care, more that I know that if I did care about everything that is wrong with the world I would be fighting a losing battle with my depression (and my bank balance) and in general wouldn't be able to see the good things in this world.  I used to believe that there wasn't anything good in this world - and now I am grateful every time I find something new to be thankful for.  But I am not naive and know that there is devastation in the world at all times.  So I can choose to let if effect my life and lead me to hate my existence; or I can accept that it exists and leave it at that.

As you've probably realised, I've chosen the latter.  And while I will continue to shop in charity shops and donate every once in a while to a good cause; I will not be pouring out my distress about every disaster in the world on this blog.  If that's what you're looking for, then I'm sure you'll find plenty of blogs happy to oblige, but don't expect it here.  (Honestly, I'm not a heartless bitch, even if I do have to practice tough love every once in a while.)

2 comments:

Hello, I'm Vicki said...

hiya :D
to be completely honest when I first started reading your post - i thought OMG, but by the time I finished I completely understood what you were saying. I don't post about every world disaster on my blog - I did for Japan because of the huge scale of it, and because I felt something through it. You need to write on your blog the things you believe in - as you said there are plenty of blogs discussing disasters etc.... to each his (or her) own, as they say. It's fab that you stood up for something you believe in, and well done xxx

Bethany Mason said...

Thanks for your comment Vicki - I was a little worried it could be taken the wrong way but I figured that it's something I believe so I should say it. In reference to Japan, I have no problem with people posting about it etc, but for me I know NOTHING about the country or the people and it doesn't effect me (yes, that is a bit selfish of me but it's the way of the world). For me, the things I stand up for are things that have effected me directly - M.E./C.F.S., depression, autism. I want to spend my time increasing awareness of things that are important to me, and I expect everyone else to do the same with what is important to them.