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The Best and The Worst In Us

Read somewhere that God gives His greatest trials to his strongest warriors. Also read that God seemed to be in absentia whenever disaster strikes the Philippines. Case in point, Super Typhoon Yolanda or Typhoon Ondoy. The big earthquake that leveled much of Northern Luzon. Or even the election of some notably unworthy personalities in national government - which has been regularly happening each election year!

The aftermath of tragedies bring people - normal folk, celebrities, the Pope, heads of states - together. Different international organizations sends their doctors, relief workers, and military to help out the country in these dire times. Different religions send out prayers and aid as well.

We see people rushing to ground zero to provide help and support but we also see looters robbing malls, gasoline stations, warehouses, relief convoys, and even the dead in the guise of 'survival'. We see politicians circling around like vultures ready to pounce on the dead except this time, the politicians see this as a valuable photo-op to boost their campaign and political lot come election time.

Tragedies has definitely brought both the best and the worst in all of us... ultimately it'll be our personal decision, which one will we show.


Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/comedy-face-theater-tragedy-masks-157719/ by OpenClips

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Comments

cheri wrote on April 16, 2015, 10:25 PM

I do agree on that. At times people from different walks of life come together fulfilling one good mission and that is to reach out to those in need.

allen0187 wrote on April 17, 2015, 9:19 PM

Exact cheri !

allen0187 wrote on April 17, 2015, 9:23 PM

True &AbbyG . I believe that we could not have a concept of good if evil doesn't exists.

allen0187 wrote on April 17, 2015, 9:32 PM

Sad to know that such people exists. If we can call them people, I think that's a stretch.

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 18, 2015, 12:40 AM

Oh yeah, even if it's only on the news, I've seen the best and worst during major situations and tragedies. It's always a shame to see the worst come out. :(

seren3 wrote on April 19, 2015, 1:02 PM

I think you have described the situation very well!