Hello everyone! How are you doing today? I’m stuck at home with no school and work.
In a regular normal situation I’ll be so happy because that would mean a lot of free time for going to run. However, I’m here waiting for hurricane Matthew to pass by.
This situation makes me realize how much of an hyperactive person I am. I seriously can’t be at my house without doing anything. And the fact that I’m here right now doing absolutely nothing, makes me want to go for a run even more.
Dear Matthew: Please make your visit fast and smooth.
At least I get the chance to write in here while killing my non-running anxiety.
My day yesterday consisted in a light hurricane prep. Even though I wasn’t really alarmed, I did want to get some water, non perishable goods, and some gas in my car. Because that’s what people recommends you to do when hurricanes are coming.
I stopped by the supermarket to get bottled water and found empty shelves. I went to two gas stations to get gas and all pumps were closed. At the end of the day, and after making lines of few minutes I managed to get all I needed for the hurricane prep. But I gotta say this experience was some sort of a bitter deja vu. I fell back home for a second.
Don’t get me wrong. The scarcity in Venezuela is juts the result of evil socialism. The very light scarcity of water and gas I witnessed yesterday was only the result of an over demand due to hurricane conditions. I really can’t compare both situations because they’re completely different. However, nervous people shopping around me was the thing that really brought me back home.
And then I realized how uncertainty can affect the behavior of human beings in a way that you can see similar effect in two completely different environments. I guess the sense of survival is something we all regular human beings have, no matter your ethnicity, race, or culture.
This can only make me question one thing: is there such thing as a relative truth? What is bad for one individual can be good for another one? I’m a huge believer that there’s an absolute truth, but I’d like to hear your thoughts on this.
Wow, I guess this is what happens when you give me free that I can only use writing. I start rambling too much.
Have you ever been in a hurricane before? How was your experience?