By PNG Echo
I have forgotten how stunned the audience was after giving my speech at Bordeaux University, France, four years ago. Have we become so inured to the problems in PNG that we’ve normalized them? Link to a video of the speech.
I purposely steered away from the sensationally negative and didn’t even broach the law and order issues.
The reaction I got was stunned silence.
Then one woman said.
I think I speak for many when I say, I don’t know how to react to that. It’s all so grim.
Now I was the one who was stunned. Have I become so inured that I have normalised behaviour that shocks others?
Stepping outside your own context once in a while is handy to gain perspective, isn’t it?