October 30th 2012
Leave Me In My Dream
America is the land of opportunity. It’s the place where dreams come true. Or used to come true as to remain dreaming becomes trendy. Instead of making your dreams happen, you just stick to them by not waking up. That’s the apparent motto.
The recent torture caused by hurricane Sandy has divided the dreamers from reality-lovers. Not in a good way. Some were dreaming of being smarter than the officials, professionals, meteorologists and others by not living the areas of mandatory evacuation. Those were also giving the “911” reported 100.000 calls in an hour (instead of usual 1.000) trying to get out of the mess. Others, mainly tourists, were “happy they could even experience a hurricane by visiting the City”. Really?! Another madman has made it to the news by jet skiing during one of the greatest, if not the greatest, floodings of Battery Park in Manhattan. Kids posed for their crazy parents on Brighton Beach awaiting the storm in clothes matching their umbrellas. Come on, guys. This should not be true.
To be accurate, I truly understand those, who were not able to leave their homes and my thoughts and prayers go to each and everyone affected by the storm, but honestly – those described above were of a different caliber.
People buying meat to “survive the power outrage”. Guys pumping their tanks full to survive the flooding. People literally walking down the streets during a massive windstorm ignoring all kind of warnings. That should not be true either.
But let’s blame the stress factor in this case. I have experienced “Sandy” myself and all I can say is – your mind does shut down partially when the 80+ mph winds plus rain and water come your way.
But normal days are not different.
A youngster wants to become a Doctor of Science by “skipping” Bachelor and Master studies. At 21. Reality check, please.
Ladies’ newest trend – “to eat in a darkness, so the kcal won’t count”. Say what?
People not willing to work, neither study, at all. College kids expecting good scores “right now and right here”. Yes, there might be some “NY attitude” in play, but those who have introduced “it” to the world did work their greatest assets off. Period.
Perhaps it is time to wake up before we fall into fulltime insomnia?
Not just physically, but mentally as well. We make this decision every day.
Let’s think positively and work hard on putting this beloved City back on its feet in the aftermath… and us as well. There not just the politicians to blame.. Go figure.
Live 2 Love NY, kids. Live to love it.
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