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"We're glad she's ok"
Thu, Dec 22 2005 @ 23:09   //   Category: Life & Me   //   2 comments

This is the paraphrase of a quote from the German government about Susanne Osthoff, that person kidnapped in Iraq and released just... 2 days ago or sth.

But I'm not actually going to say anything about that. I couldn't care less about her fate. I don't judge her for deciding to live there - it's cool, it's her choice. But I also don't think any gvt should have to cough up money for people like that. Just cuz you have a fucking German passport???

*ahem* I said I wouldn't say anything. :))

[...] 2hrs later or so.
I have said/felt/thought many things since.
Most I have expressed to someone or other.
Some I would like to repeat....

1. I can be so unbelievably needy & selfish. I'm sorry and I tried to overcome that yet again tonight. I did my best, and I think I managed ok by being all selfless and stuff. But in the end I got what I'd wanted (Charlie that is, for those who care). It made me feel guilty and scared but also very happy. Have I mentioned I may have fallen disturbingly in love with Charlie? :|
2. do not kill yourself thinking people will be better off without you. However low your opinion of yourself, you are mistaken. There will always be someone who hurts, and the hurt will be beyond anything you can imagine. Trust me.

Oh yes and... last night I finally found an Angel Person again!! Don't know how long I'll have her this time, but I certainly do intend to cling very hard. :|

Goodnight & happy holidays.

People say...

I have mixed feelings concerning Mrs. Osthoff. But the German government would have been in deep shit if they hadn't helped her after all and if she had died. Many people wouldn't have had understanding for that. Me probably neither, because a life always means more than money, no matter how much it's those lives own fault.

But my grandma had a funny idea when I talked to her about it on the phone. She said, probably she only pretended to be taken as a hostage, so that the government sends some money over, and they all shared the money. Maybe I should try that out to become rich, too. Would be like winning in a lottery.

Posted by: Michelle on Fri December 23, 2005 at 12:55

Haha, who knows, she may be onto something!!!!

I dunno about life vs money. You're right of course, people would find it shocking, but I think they're wrong. Everyone is responsible for their own life. They can't expect their government to jump in when they get into shit. And I don't mean this in the case of someone who's unemployed etc. But someone who consciously chooses a life of peril should not be rescued at the expense of the tax payer.

Posted by: Clarissa on Fri December 23, 2005 at 14:01