There is a saying that goes: "There are none so blind as those who will not see". I've been hearing those words since I was a little girl but the truth is I never understood them until now.
We are filled with euphemisms that plague our education and the only way to stop that is to read a lot of books. I want to see. I don't want to be blind. There are pink elephants I don't want to see and there are others that need to be seen in order for things to be done. Pink elephants are both a necessity and a calamity.
Alcoholic hallucinosis and seeing pink elephants has been portrayed in cartoons forever, but the thing I am most afraid of is that when sober we don't see the quantity of pink elephants that make us stumble every day.
One pink elephant is called Hunger. Millions of people, including children, suffer hunger every day. Some choose not to see this. If we focus in whose fault it is we risk finding ourselves guilty because sometimes by omission is when we harm the most. Other pink elephants are War and Selective Ignorance. The latter is the one I fear the most. I say we have to see Hunger, War, and Ignorance and punch them in their faces.
The Great Leap Forward and concentration camps are both euphemisms that make us prisoners of history. These events are pink elephants disguised by provoking our blindness. I don't want to be a prisoner of history. I read to be free and I want to see all the pink elephants that exist. Without filters or restrains.
In this post I'm exposing my personal opinion and my very own personal thoughts. After I finish Blindness I will post my review to share it with you. I invite you to meditate and analyze how many pink elephants have you seen today or throughout your life. Let's practice mindfulness. And please, let me know what you think. I'm looking forward to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading me.
Until next time,