Okay, I want to vent some of my ire in here.
People, remember this
YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
YOU ARE WHAT YOU WATCHED
YOU ARE WHAT YOU LISTENED TO
I am quite disappointed when my acquaintance posted a comment on my post. I posted something related to a rape case. A girl, 15 years old, was repeatedly raped by her brother, she didn’t realize that she was pregnant until she noticed that her belly got bigger. She will be incarcerated for 6 months because she had an abortion. I was like seriously dear judge and government? What about the brother? He was the root of all this problem. He got a punishment also, he will spend 2 years in jail. So you tell me people is it fair? Is it fair for the girl who is the victim? You decide.
I find it funny that we can’t even enforce our rule, all country in the world is probably the same, what a farce. So we have this Rule of Law that stated
“aborsi dilarang kecuali jika seorang wanita berisiko atau dalam keadaan tertentu jika dia diperkosa. Undang-undang mengharuskan bahwa aborsi harus dilakukan oleh profesional yang terdaftar tidak lebih dari enam minggu setelah kehamilan, dan wanita harus menjalani konseling.”
“Abortion is strictly prohibited unless the mother is at risk of losing her life or on a special occasion like if she was raped. The law stated that the abortion must be done by appointed and professional doctors and it must be done within the first ” weeks after pregnancy, and the woman must go and attend counseling sessions.”
The case we discussed above, the poor girl didn’t know she was pregnant until she noticed his belly become bigger, so 6 weeks deadline are passed. She had the abortion after carrying the seed for 6 months. That’s why she was incarcerated because she did it illegally, allegedly by her mother’s help.
Okay back to my acquaintance, he said, “Man why are you posting such a depressing news.”
“Well, it’s not like it didn’t happen. It happened buddy.”
“But you can post something more useful”
“Well, this is useful. ”
“No, it’s depressing”
After that, I didn’t reply. I know this news is not a cheerful one. However, should I just ignore it? It might be my fault to share it with my friends, I should have made it private only me. Unfortunately, there are lots of people who prefer to turn a blind eye when they read something that’s not fit their taste. Corruption, teenage prostitution, suicide, homicide and other “depressing” news. They did happen, maybe not near you but somewhere in this world, this kind of depressing things are happening.
I really saluted German, they have a dark history. Did they forget it? No, they embrace it, they even made a lot of monuments to REMIND themselves and the world about those hideous act their ancestors did. Unlike certain country, when they forgot their own history, in the name of move on. Germany also moved on but they didn’t forget their history. Maybe we should learn from German. Also relating it to this news, it surprised me how many people ignore “depressing news”. As if they don’t even want to know, it’s quite sad, it’s depressing, I already have a lot of negativity in my life, and other excuses not to read that kind of news.
Remember, you are what you read. If you only fill your mind with all positive, you might be dumb, the same thing if you only read depressing news. You have to be able to keep it in balance. You need to know and accept that life is not all sweet and sugar. Moreover, it’s also not always bitter and sucks. Broaden your horizon, read more, read the story from all sides. The PRO and the CONS, and decide for yourself what shall be your next action would be. I share that news as a reminder for myself, that I am lucky, out there, there are lots of people who would wish to have the life I have now. That there are lots of people are struggling, doing their best to stay alive, in the hope for better futures. There are victims who are shamed by the public because of publics’ obliviousness and foolishness. There are lots of social criminal happening out there, but remember there are also people who tried their best to protect those victims. Again, life will give us different tastes. One day it is great, another day it makes us vomit.
So, read a lot. You are what you read after all.