I will criticize the ethical order of some people living in the United Kingdom for this answer, so proceed with caution if you are sensitive. I have lived 18 years in Luxembourg. This year, I moved to study in Sydney.Needless […]
I will criticize the ethical order of some people living in the United Kingdom for this answer, so proceed with caution if you are sensitive.
I have lived 18 years in Luxembourg. This year, I moved to study in Sydney.
Needless to say, Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has beautiful gardens and old buildings in the city center. Her fevered academic turmoil in the morning and afternoon is vital as Sydney University is also located in the city.
However, on the first night I walked in Sydney , I saw at least 20 people homeless. Although this was a bit surprising to see him in a “rich” country like the United Kingdom, this is not the cultural shock that I’m about to tell. Be patient with me.
So I lived two months in Sydney . I used to see homeless people on the streets and I gave them food a few times. I realize I can’t help all of you, but I feel sorry for you, whatever the reasons for your circumstances.
At the end of my first semester in Sydney , I took a “day off” in Sydney and decided to have fun. (Regardless: You cannot give yourself days off if you are a student here. You are literally stuck between classes.)
That night, I went out and celebrated my friend’s birthday. Then my friend and I went back to our rooms.
Around 1 am, I saw something that might be popular with some people, but it was a complete shock to me. We hear the voice of a middle-aged man:
You stupid old man.
Look back. The man was screaming at someone. It is very common to hear drunk men swearing at Sydney at night, not great news. I didn’t pay much attention to this before seeing an invalid woman with walking sticks struggling to walk.
I was totally shocked. Was that man talking to that woman? I wasn’t sure, so I asked my friend.
“Do I understand correctly what is happening? Are you talking to that woman?
She stopped and looked back. The man continued to curse and curse while he was enjoying it. I saw someone help the void homeless woman who could barely move around.
The man left while I was still upset. I have lived in Luxembourg all my life and can’t imagine anyone, yet drunk, cursing an invalid homeless woman.
This was beyond my understanding. If such a thing happened in the streets of Luxembourg , the man would have had some blows in the mouth and would have known that all people are people.
I saw people accepting bribes in Luxembourg, I saw racist people, I saw almost all the bad qualities a person could have, but no, not that; I have never seen people with disabilities being harassed because they are homeless.
That was one of the moments in my life when I saw the evil that lives in some people.
Many people seem very sensitive to what I have written, leaving comments like “Luxembourg seems fair, maybe they can forgive us” or I am generalizing this to the British. Hopefully some commentators will justify the aforementioned verbs as well.
I would like to go a little further but I don’t want to have violated T&Cs. Apparently, one cannot say personal experience.
This is exactly what I’m talking about: the world today is about “political correctness.” While 40-year-old feelings are affected online when reading this answer, people with disabilities are being harassed.
I have proven my point. Thank you.