2013年10月29日 星期二

Home safe home.

Recently I have been browsing CNN daily, both to practice my English and to get a hold on what's happening around the world, since the Taiwanese media is notorious for not covering international news that don't directly relate to Taiwan. 
I don't know if it's always been this way, but the globe is certainly not at peace now. There is spying and Obamacare issues within US,  and lots of turmoil in countries like Syria, Libya,Israel..... Just on Monday, another event happened very close to Taiwan- a jeep crashed into people at Tienanmen Square, the motive still not specified.
Domestically, Taiwan has its own sets of problems too. Nuclear power plants, free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, abuse of power by the military against soldiers, same-sex marriage Act, and so on. Some of these problems only affect a small group of people, some affect the whole nation, and some might affect other nations too. Even though those are serious  problems that affect each and one of us deeply, Sometimes making the future seem real bleak, I feel fortunate that we are not affected by even more devastating things like famine, war, mutany or a deadly virus, where there might not even be tomorrow.
It's not the best trait to take comfort in other people's disaster, but it's only human, and it's always nice to appreciate what we have in our life instead of complaining. I do hope the many problems in the world will be resolved soon without too much casualties, though there must be more problems to come, I can only hope that the big issues can be replaced with smaller, less violent ones, and everyone around the world can live the safe and comfortable life I am blessed to have now.
One can always hope, right ?

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