Today, May 25, 2015, the Surinamese people cast its vote. Me too.
I have experienced the the pre-election, and the election itself very consciously. Like never before.
I voted for change. I voted for a new person. Someone without a controversial past.
Now it is waiting for the results.
It’s been different this time. Very painful were the reactions of my fellow countrymen. If they didn’t agree with the opinion of somebody, the attacks were getting personal or racist. So, why would I be proud of the ethnic and cultural diversity if one can’t stand each other. You want to show the world the different colors of your country, but the mind is very monochromatic?
Why should I talk about patriotism or nationalism as it is history itself? It does not surprise me if one is not respectful if the Surinamese flag is hoisted or the national anthem is sung. Because everything is already history.
A generation which ignores history has no past: and no future.
” Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
These are the words of Buddha who inspired me this year.
It’s was not an easy year for me, but I’ve learned a lot from it. I’ve always been excited when the new year is coming closer. How bad it may have been, for the new year, I’m always hopeful and optimistic.
Every year, I make a list of things I want to do in the new year. I call it the Law of Actions. But this will be the first time in many years, I am not going to make this list, because I already know that 2013 will be the year of many changes. I’ve also mentioned those expected changes in my previous blog. Because I feel more will change, I will not make my list “Law of Actions”. A few months ao, I finally started working out, but not regularly. In the new year I will try to go more often. I will also try to get me to fit into the school system. I am quite demanding and then have high expectations, but unfortunately that doesn’t work. The last I will try to do, because I’m naturally demanding.
In 2013 I’ll leave it for what it will be and will also try to get the best of it.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3,