ST1&2 - Day 67 - 4/15/20
I have also realized something that has been bothering me for a long time and that is showing itself to me to its fullest now. You know, I grew up in multiple cultures, I got to know the Western culture and the, lets say, Eastern Culture when I was a kid growing up.
I always identified with the latter when I was small, then I started to become ashamed of it and identified with Western Culture.
I don’t want to bash anyone’s culture here, I’m just sharing my experiences.
What I came to observe is that in Western culture basically nobody cares about you.
The only thing that is important is that you work. You got to work and keep quiet and everything is fine.
When you are sick, they maybe let you stay home for 1-2 days maximum, but you are considered a lazy dork.
When you are down, they give you a few pills and send you to therapy and wait. Wait for the mechanic to repair the machine so it works again.
When someone you know dies, they tell you “my condolence” and in the next sentence “get over it soon.”
That’s the reality or am I wrong? We consider it “victim-mindset” when someone needs to take his/her time to heal something. “Well, what good does it to continue living in the past? get over it, sweety”
During these past weeks I could get to know if my friends are friends or not.
I knew it all along but I didn’t want to admit it. Some of them are self-absored assholes who only care about themself, their goals and what is going on in their life.
I am sick of it. And it is a problem in the western world in general. It is the core of what this culture lacks, empathy. Ironically, the countries in the West who are more known for having empathy and caring for one another have been hit hardest now. Like Italy, Greece and Spain.
I really don’t care if you think I’m a crybaby. Yes, I want people I have known for quite some time and with whom I am together for the same reason to care about me.
Yes, I demand empathy from my friends.
Btw. I am not talking about you guys here, I am talking about other people.
I am deeply deeply disappointed.
Maybe everyone should lose at least 1 person they are close with until the time they are 18. Maybe this would teach people what pain and empathy is.
Having no real problems makes people ignorant and heartless.
And sadly, my country suffered the least so far. While other parts of the world start to wake up and get closer to each other, my country stays in its deep slumber.
Well… maybe this is a harsh way EoG is showing me who is worth my time and consideration so I can live and share a life of abundance who share their abundance with me aswell and not waste my time with the rest.