Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. – Aesop
It’s 9: 51 PM on day 140 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself bun and chicken for brunch while watching TV, send my reverend an email telling him about my campaign – he replied back a few hours later saying that he admired my efforts and somehow I didn’t think he got what I was getting at so I sent him a more direct email with another link attached whilst making it clear to him that I would understand if he said no – I sure hope that he makes a donation though 🙂 – feed myself Litchis for dinner – as I was eating the litchi I remembered the chicken I had for brunch and I was mortified because I remembered that today was supposed to be meat-free Monday – oh well I guess just for this week I can do it on Tuesday LOL 🙂 – tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – I thought I was going to cry I sent out tweet after tweet after tweet with no luck and eventually I decided to call it a day 😦 – and exercise for 5 minutes.
A few months ago I had watched a documentary on Al Jazeera about Somalian pirates and why they do what they do and despite my best efforts not to I began to feel a great deal of empathy for them – these men had no food, water, shelter or clothing – and I thought to myself maybe there’s a huge gray area between and wrong, but today as I watched two South African families pleading with the Somalian pirates for the safe return of their loved ones on the 7 o’clock news I realized that there’s never a right reason to do the wrong thing. When you do something that you know you’re not supposed to, do you only see your side of the truth?