Today, because people close to me are going through a difficult time, I have to address the obvious, that we sometimes are taking for granted.
One of the most important conditions for the happiness is freedom. Maybe the most important one.
In today’s age, the age of internet, smartphones and social media being a very important part of our life, we take for granted the access to these means of communication also. We are basing our personal communication on them. We are basing our businesses on them. It all seems so simple and it seems it was like this forever and it will be like this until the end of time, even better with the technological improvement going on at this high rate. But there are people that never had this right or lost it. In this category is now Turkey. They lost a few days ago the access to Twitter and YouTube.
I have a big respect for my Turkish friends because they love their country very much. Even the ones that are leaving outside Turkey are not forgetting their country and they are very close to their co-nationals.
Today there were elections in Turkey.
We watched together all day the events on TV, and being in a different country, we could be connected to all the means of communication that others, unfairly, couldn’t.
After the restriction of their rights the people that are suffering for this censorship, and many others, were hoping for a change. Unfortunately, it didn’t come yet. I believe that it will come soon. I had the experience in my life that some of the rights that now I consider basic were taken away by my country’s former administration and I can understand the feeling. There is nothing worse for the human psychic than to keep it in the darkness. The darkness is a place where nothing can develop, people are reduced to a small version of what they could be, and the effects can be disastrous. But, after this experience, I know one thing : keeping the people in darkness cannot last forever. In the end, the human nature to explore and cross the limits is prevailing.
I wish all my Turkish friends the force to be strong until their human rights will be respected!
From me, now and forever, RESPECT.