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My panties are all twisted in a knot now...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Has anyone ever gone travelling for say, more than six months, to where some of the places were poor, recently had war or bad political regimes, or also had better values, then come home and settled back down into society only to get depressed. I just can't shake it off man. I mean, we freak out if we get medium fries when we ordered a large, and there's women out there who (used to) get beaten up for showing their fucking face in public. I've noticed I'm more sensitive to politics. I've just gotta move outta here I think. I feel much more compassionate about the world now. Anyone else feel this way?? <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well no I haven't but hey I thought I would answer anyway! I have heard about this feeling before. It takes time to readjust to "normal" life and it can seem hard to care about small things after experiencing things like you did.

    If you feel strongly about the issues you saw, why not get involved in some sort of campaign here so you feel like you are doing something?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm going to study International Relations...so will be able to get involved that way.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know EXACTLY how you feel. I was in Israel, a month ago. People where getting bombed, I didn't dare to just go on the streets, always kept away from people who looked suspicious. And then coming home finding people fretting over what they are going to wear, made me sick!

    I locked myself up, and had to force myself to go out, and live life as I was used too.
    Though I must admit, that even though Denmark is supposed to be safe, I am always moving away from people that seem suspicious. I can't help it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for that Ilson! I do in fact consider myself lucky. It's definitely a plus to be a canadian when travelling, and I am very glad in a way that I've seen what i have, giving me a better perspective on the truths out there. If I could just get out of this freaking rut then i would be very anxious to do little things to make a bit of difference. Thanks.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, I agree. Ilson came with a really good point.

    Wiwka, where have you been travelling?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wiwka:
    <STRONG>I'm going to study International Relations...so will be able to get involved that way.</STRONG>

    Good for you.

    You won't regret it. I added IR as a major my sophomore year in college. It completely changed my perspective on many things, got me involved with Amnesty International, and just generally made me realise how lucky I am.

    I think the best thing to do with your newfound perspective on life is to help other people look outside their own country. We're very privileged (sp?) to live where we do, and many of our countrymen don't realize this. If you can change the perspective of a few people, so that they see themselves as a citizen of the world rather than a citizen of Canada, who knows what it might lead to.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I totally agree Alessandro!!
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