“But, one might well ask: since when has being reasonable meant very much to us? It is notorious that we humans have a talent, which we frequently display, for ignoring and evading the requirements of rationality. How, then, can it be considered at all likely that we will respect and accede to the rational imperative that we take truth seriously?”
On Truth, Harry G. Frankfurt
It’s been almost 4 weeks since my last post as we are dealing with (un)political (a peaceful protest againts Gezi Park demolition evolved into a broader protest against Prime Minister’s-very- authoritarian style of leadership after-very- excessive force used by police) yet very humanitarian issues in Turkey. I’m sure most of you have already heard about what’s happening here thanks to international & social media. Gen Y was always seen as an apolitical generation addicted to technology, hiding from reality behind computer screens and smart phones. In our case, this quality proved to be exactly what made us closer & the protest stronger. I’ve never imagined social media could be so powerful that it would be able to mobilise thousands, even millions of people, just as I’ve never imagined myself catching up with friends in the streets in the middle of the night while running away from police violance.
It is time for us to stop ignoring the requirements of rationality and being so reasonble to the point of submissiveness to all imposed on us. Maybe it’s time to discover and build our-very own personality with its beautiful diversity of beliefs, colors and ideas.
This is our generation’s wake-up call!