My personal vision in life is that the “truth” should be told and be unveiled under any circumstances. Yet, there are contested concepts in this vision: firstly, what is the truth? Is there an objective version of the truth? And if not, whose version is the ‘real’ truth? Secondly, who should tell the truth and who should unveil it? And, how about the different layers of the truth? What if each layer is related to a different person, a different generation? Who would take responsibility of that? And lastly, who would pay the costs when the truth is unveiled under any circumstances? I am very much struggling with the vision I have for my life as I know that this is the only way that I can feel the peace and calmness in my soul; yet, assuming that I can pay the costs for myself, I cannot promise anything or take the responsibility of anyone when the truth is told under any circumstances.
And this is not just about our personal lives; it applies to our communities and our working environments, to our global village, to our world.
I believed from the very early stage that I should tell what is happening to me; however, I knew that the consequences of this unveiling the truth would destroy the foundation of a place called ‘home’, home not just for me but for anyone else living under that roof. I prepared myself for the consequences but I could not take responsibility for anyone else in that home.
In my last job, a community that I wanted to be part of as the work we were doing had a great impact on the other members of our community, I raised my voice against the wrongs that were taking place in our working environment; yet, I was shut down since in their eyes my ‘truth’ was not ‘the’ truth to be told, since I was not the one in charge to be believed. My belief is that my colleagues did not back me up since they were afraid of losing their jobs, like I did and they needed to make sure that at the end of the month there will be a check transferred to their accounts. It makes me think, was that really ‘the’ truth or is that my understanding of the truth?!
And the same goes for our global community: we all (?) disguise terrorism, but who defines and who determines who the terrorist is? Would anyone dare to back me up that G.W. Bush is a terrorist for attacking Afghanistan and Iraq? Would anyone dare to back me up that B.H. Obama is also a terrorist for sending drones to different regions killing thousands of civilians? Would anyone dare to back me up that M. Ahmadinejad is also a terrorist for silently executing his own nation in the name of protecting Islam? And let’s say, we dare to back each other up, who is going to pay the costs? Who is going to bear the consequences?
I am not sure, if I am the right person to be a Correspondent since I have doubts about everything and anything; I have doubts about the truth, the unveiled truth and the consequences of the unveiled truth. And in this state of mind I do not believe that I would be a good candidate. Perhaps, I need to re-think my vision! I am not sure about that…
I also don’t think it is justify that I join the team of “Voices of Our Correspondent” since I have the privilege to have access to any kind and form of education and I believe this opportunity should be given to the ones who have less access to the education that World Pulse would offer.
Thank you everyone for letting me to share with you…the quest is still on-going...