When I started this blog a few months ago, I had zero intention of addressing news from any country. The main reason why I no longer watch the news on television, listen to the news on radio, or read it in the newspaper is that ignoring the news is one of the best ways to maintain a positive attitude. Unfortunately, when I started my computer this morning, a news article written by Reuters and republished by Yahoo caught my attention — ignoring bad news clearly does not prevent bad events from happening.
The Reuters article starts with the following statement: “A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from a government that has struggled to respond to public outrage.” Prior to reading the article, my belief was that posts in this blog should have a clear connection to the enjoyment of life beyond injury. However, if I stood by, knowing what I now know, and chose to do nothing, then my silence would be tacit approval of the horrific events that took place. Seconds after reading the article, I felt compelled to write this post. My hope is that this post will raise awareness of the issue.
The Reuters article continues with news that the “unidentified 23-year-old medical student suffered a brain injury and massive internal damage in the December 16 attack” and that the woman “beaten, raped and thrown out of a moving bus” died in the Singapore hospital where she had been taken for treatment. According to the article, “six suspects held in connection with the attack were charged with murder.”
May the family and friends of the young lady who was savagely attacked find justice even though justice cannot possibly replace their loss.
In the face of terrible events, how can we respond in a positive manner?