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OmerTurco
2 years ago
SAVING TODAY OR TOMORROW
Wars, climate change, overpopulation, infectious diseases, hunger, drought, poverty, extinction of species or humans; which one is the biggest problem in our world today? Even before the mankind, the world has faced various dangers and somehow succeeded to get through them. When we look at the history of the world (not just the history of the mankind), even just one of these disasters can completely change life around the world. The world that has faced against disasters alone until now, can resist to the present disasters with the help of the humanity? Whose side will human beings take place in this fight? The answer may seem very simple, but it is not! Wars are a result of human nature. Since ancient times human communities have entered into combat with other communities in order to protect what they had or to have more. With the development of human intelligence in every century, we started to produce weapons that our ancestors cannot even dream about. Being stronger depends on the power of destruction; and those who have this power, they have no qualms about using it. We have seen it in a very painful way in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Today, only 9 countries have more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. When we look at the political situation just in the Middle East today, we can say that the 3rd world war is not too far away. What if our new generations learn that wars, power and the nuclear weapons are the most devil and harmful things for us and our world? Hunger, drought, poverty; they did not leave humanity in peace for hundred years, even thousands of years. The world took back what it gives to us from time to time, and founded its own balance. Hunger and drought are the oldest and largest combat in the history of humanity. If you have never starved, you may not understand. But, a person who tastes hunger, would do everything not to starve again. Fights, destroys, produces more and always wants more for himself and his lineage. If necessary, modifies the genetics of the plants and animals. As long as he never staves again. For this purpose, he must be strong, stronger than the others. This is how poverty occurs. The strong takes everything of the powerless, colonialism. I think you know it best as a Brazilian. The strong comes and takes everything, until nothing will remain. Then they tries to help to prevent, which they have created. There is nothing wrong with it? What if our new generations learn that having more than we need, poverty and colonialism are the most devil and harmful things for us and our world?

OmerTurco
2 years ago
It's a Long Way
Please read this while listening "It's a Long Way" by Caetano Veloso; and start the music when you started to read the fifth paragraph. ........ It is Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are in an apartment at the roadside, which sees Minhocao. A little girl wakes up from after-dinner nap. She wears her white dress and looks outside to the people who are walking and running at Minhocao. She goes to his father to the living room. The father sits on the coach and watches television. She approaches from behind the couch where her father sits and calls out to him. He watches the latest news about the terrorist bombings in Ankara, capital of Turkey. The father does a stop-shut up sign with his hand to the girl without turning back in a reckless manner. The girl lowers her head with a heavy heart and leaves the living room. The little girl goes to her little brother’s room. The room is very messy because of the toys. The little boy watches a Marvel comic movie. He wears a Spiderman costume with a Captain America shield in his hand. The girl calls out to her brother. The little boy watches the scene of the battle of goods and evils on television. He saves the world from evils by jumping and tumbling, like one of the heroes. The little boy does not even realize that the girl arrives. The girl again lowers her head with a heavy heart and leaves her little brother’s room. The girl goes to kitchen to her mother. The mother waits the drying of her dyed hair with a towel on her neck. In the mean time, she likes photos of celebrities on instagram. Girl says to her mother that she wants to ride bicycle at Minhacao. Mother does not take care of the girl, while she is trying to take a “duck face” selfie. She just says: okay, go out. The girl again lowers her head with a heavy heart, takes her bike from the door entrance and goes out.