how insensitive one can be

@juhi06 (1850)
India
August 28, 2008 8:31pm CST
hi friends . i am from india and there are many people from india and neighbouring countries on this site. there is major natural calamity in the country where in bihar almost thirty lakh oeople are fighting a battle for theier life in massive floods!!major chunks of land in more than a hundred villages are under huge mass of water!! many peoplwe (over a thousand) have been washed away and many heads of cattle missing. people have not had a grain of food or water for days together. i posted a discussion about it yesterday (water water every where and not a drop to drink-floods in bihar) and to share with you all it had only two responses that too from overseas!! are we so insensitive to what is happening to our own people in our own country /neighborhood? what do we deserve in our hour of need??
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Hi Juhi06! Unfortunately, I did not see your post. I am sure people might have just "passed" by. Alot of times, people (not all) think if they do not actually think/acknowledge it, then it does not exist, like they block it out. People fear the unknown. Then , you also have to consider this, quite alot of times people come here (I believe) to take the pressure off, maybe a bad day, financial, personal troubles, etc. Maybe they just want to read something 'happy", this is by far not a happy situation. Don't get upset, some people just have their own mind on what they find interseting! I am so sorry this is going on, and I am sure you post to express your feelings, keep doing that! Nancie
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@juhi06 (1850)
• India
29 Aug 08
hi dear nanciem. i am thankful for your sincere response. you have tried to cover the sentiments very sympathetically from your side. but why i felt was since if there is bubbling topic there are umpteen numbers of has add hoose and when the real humanity is in need of your real help people normally turn a blind eye!! i know that mere sympathetic words will not be of any help to the people struggling to save their lives or their meager belongings but what i expect is that the people should be live to the tragedies like this and ready to help in what ever way they can or at least pray for the well being of the people in distress!!
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
You are so correct, and let me say this; just by typing this post, maybe 500 people will read it and maybe 450 will glance and pass it by, but if you convery this and reach those 50 people, you have in one post made a huge difference, People do need to realize that others do need help, I am sure they do. But, you see here in the US we are not experiencing that, we may be blind to what is going on in your country. Just as you are looking for support, the US has so many issues as well, maybe not to that extreme, but people like to take care of their own, such as you are. There are however, a multitude of people who do help, but if this is not brought to the public, then I am sad to say people cannot help. Make sense?
• India
29 Aug 08
Hi Juhi, Yes, I saw this in the news and papers and I don’t think that we are insensitive. Its just that we have become immune to such natural disasters and the shoddy disaster management efforts of our governments. In my state Bengal, the river Ganga or Padma causes massive floods in the districts of Murshidabad and Malda and many villages just disappear each year. It’s a common occurrence and we have just learnt to live with it.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I am sorry to hear about this. I hope the waters recede soon and everyone gets the aid they need. It could be that people didn't get the email about the discussion. I know I don't get notification about over half of the discussions my friends start.
@juhi06 (1850)
• India
30 Aug 08
hi dear sunnflr. so many thanks for your kind words . i pray the heavens to be on the suffering peoples side and help them in their hour of need!!
@razor123 (979)
• India
29 Aug 08
I actually saw this on the news yesterday. The news channel was video shooting the place from a helicopter and gosh the place totally sunk. The only thing i could see was water and water everywhere. And the disaster management is also very poor to be very frank. There were food grains being throws from top for the people. But still the help received it really poor. There was one man who called up the higher authorities to evacuate many mothers who were giving birth to babies on their roof tops and no response. That is really sad. I didn't see your earlier post or might have overlooked it in a hurry. but since i saw this is said i must respond back.