Good morning 🙂
It has been a while since my last post and this is the kind of post that you don’t see in my blog often, but I have felt the itch to write about this.. you see I kind of been having a writer’s block as I didn’t know what to write and I could not finish my drafts, all I could think of was writing this topic. So maybe, just maybe, my writing modjo will be back after I’m able to finish this post.
So, what is this about?
Yesterday we saw the UK voted to leave European Union. At first I could not believe what I read when I read about it online. To be fair, I did not really do research about it prior to yesterday. I am aware of the event, but did not really care. Well, I’m no British nor European, and I don’t live there anymore, I thought. But still, I followed the news.
As I just started to read more about it a couple days ago, I realised something. From what I read, this is about immigration. I understand that there will be different opinions than mine. But I chose to believe so, and immigration is an issue very close to home for various reasons.
I tried to be an immigrant when I went to study in the UK. I hoped to graduate, get a job, and settle there. Though my efforts did not succeed and I had to leave the UK for good, a number of my friends’ did. They are still living there, and trying to build their life.
Now I may not be the best person to tell you this but I truly believe that it takes one hell of a struggle to immigrate. Imagine feeling that you don’t belong home and think that you need to go out for a better chance. Imagine taken the step out of your comfort zone into a foreign land, trying to blend in while at the same time trying not to forget our roots – because really, who are we without one?
I saw how hard my friends’ struggle. From the Polish guy and Italian girl who I met during my part time job; my fellow classmates who studied hard and strived to build a career in London (London voted Remain – btw), all struggled to make in the UK.
Sadly, our generation lost it to the older ones. Those who thinks that immigration is the roots of evil and thinks that it is better to close their doors.
Although it will take a while until changes will fully take place, and we are yet to found out how it will be, I could not help to think of my friends and the rest of immigrants – how this decision will impact their lives. It definitely will change, but is it going to be for the better? the worse? And how will it impact us as a society in general? How will it impact the world that we live in?
Oh my… why does it looks like we are going backwards as a society? This is the year of 2016, we should know better than to close our doors. We should embrace diversity, not killing it. Why can’t we all live side by side? we’re all humans after all.
And that is the end of my post. I feel relieved to have written about it. After all this is my blog and it’s where I tell my stories. Today, the story is about how I feel about the current affairs.
Have a good day and enjoy your weekend. Stay safe x