Monday, March 30, 2015
About the airplane crash and all that shit!
I had plans on writing blog posts everyday last week as I had so much to share, but to be honest, the tragic airplane crash in the French Alps just pushed me off my blog train.
I have followed the news and gasped for air in despair. Once I started to watch I just couldn't part with our News Channels. How can something like this happen, I wonder... And the fact that it happened while I was sipping coffee and having a wonderful time with a blog friend really makes me feel even worse... Almost a bit guilty... That is why I wanted to share the glorious time I had that day in my previous blog post, before sharing this. Does that make sense?
I have watched the news reporters from the crash scene, from homes of victims and relatives in tears... Names and pictures of the people lost. I have cried and allowed the News Channels to rub all the drama into my face through our TV screen. With details and speculations out of the normal way of reporting a tragedy. Not even war zones are reported in this heart throbbing and almost "soap opera sensational" way. And I am ashamed of myself for getting sucked into this type of reporting. Very soon I realized that it all disgusts me.
One minute I am relieved to put the blame on the co-pilot, because we want to put the blame on someone. We want a reason. We need someone to be responsible. In the next I realize that the co-pilot is a victim like everyone else. And I feel bad because it is just so tragic and it is life on the dark side. Unpredictable and impossible to protect ourselves from. No matter how hard we try to live safe, our lives will always be edged with risk... We never know what a day will bring us. And it is terrifying to live with that thought. But the way news are presented to us today doesn't make it easier, does it?
Lets put fear into us all. Lets fear that I will be the next victim of a terrorist attack, a Tsunami, a plane crash, crazy school shooting or great big epidemic. Lets live in fear and jump on the commercial train of buying into security systems, gadgets and avoiding to live life to its full to protect ourselves from disasters. Really?
So I have turned off my news channels and I am letting go. And although people worldwide wants answers to why this happened and to find someone to blame for not observing and reporting this young man's psychological condition to his emplyer, I think that news of today should back off a bit and report with some sense of good manners. More constructive and less sensational to not call it "gossipy" rubbing themselves in tragic details. Show respect and report with style. Stop dragging people in dirty water...
This was a terrible accident and we will never get any fulfilling answers, we will always walk around with the question "Why?". And this is why I hardly ever watch news anymore... The only way to protect myself is to turn off the disasters and pretend it never happened. And maybe that is selfish, idiotic or naive to do so, but it sure makes my life so much easier to live and enjoy. And my life is so full of worries just the way it is without having to add grand fears from international catastrophes and disasters.