After the last attacks in İstanbul, they asked me what I thought of the situation in Turkey. Everybody knows the situation is bleak. At least when you look at the news.
“You listen to one side, you think the other side is so awful. Then you listen to the other side, you think that they had a reason and it's actually the opposite side that is in the wrong,” I answered.
Especially as I am away and not in the middle of things, trying to keep up with both sides and figuring out who is trustworthy is very difficult. As we all know, in today's world it's almost impossible to be sure of the truth of any news.
My parents are divorced. They were fighting all the time when we were kids. My mother said she stayed in the marriage waiting for us to grow up so that we could understand who was wrong. What she didn't understand was It's all wrong. Both of them were bad and wrong. End of story. We didn't want fighting in the house, we only wanted a peaceful household, a happy family. That's it. And it's the same with politics. Common people only want a decent life and to go through that life in peace.
Just leave us alone, let us be.
When I told this to Carlo he said “Good, you're going in the right direction. Now take one more step.”
“What is that step?” I asked. I don't see any end to fighting. Be it on a personal level, be it on a larger scale, everybody and every group has a problem with someone.
“You need to take a step back,” answered Carlo. “Give up on some of the things you demand. That's the only way people can live together.”
“Then you get exploited and run over,” was my reply. No no no... Sorry, that's not the solution. I doubt there is a solution. Living in peace is not for this world. And I know that when there is a fight, both sides are wrong. Just as it takes two to tango, it takes two to fight.
How many does it take to make peace?