It really is a sad day in New Zealand after what happened in Christchurch.
Everyone keeps saying that this is not what New Zealand is about.
People are saying that New Zealand is a safe country. And this is beyond shocking to have happened here in our little country.
What bothers me most is that nowhere in the world is “safe” really.
It’s not the place. It’s the people. It’s the hate that saturates the world everywhere.
One of my friends posted a status on Facebook in relation to today’s incident
“Instead of discussing political debates, spend effort, money and time raising awareness and investing in mental health”
And I couldn’t agree more.
We should be nurturing an environment without blindly assigning blame and hate. One of the reasons people say New Zealand is so safe is because it is incredibly diverse. Everyone should love the differences amongst each other and love what is common, more.
That’s what should be taught to everyone.
It’s about time people started treating each other with respect for whatever it is they are or believe in. Nobody should have the right to hurt anyone else just because they’re different from who they are.
Every single person hurt in Christchurch today was unfairly and unnecessarily victimised.
I hope things calm down in Christchurch, and humanity everywhere moves forward.