Presentation on theme: "Title : 1. FUN AGAINST BAD MEMORIES 2. Fun is about pleasure, enjoyments and amusement. Fun can be used to fight bad memories. I am sure that it is."— Presentation transcript:
Title : 1. FUN AGAINST BAD MEMORIES
2. Fun is about pleasure, enjoyments and amusement. Fun can be used to fight bad memories. I am sure that it is crucial for healing the hearts of people who met different problems in their lives. I hope that if people meet with their friends and go out for a couple of funs it can have a very crucial influence to heal their hearts. It is an opportunity to forget what someone may have met in the past. It is a proof to the victim that there is still hope to access a brighter future. In my country; we lost our relatives in 1994 genocide that took away lives of more than 1,000,000 and we were deeply shocked. Some of us were traumatized, they cannot talk anymore. However, fun is a straight answer to this problem. When we are having fun with my friends we are changed and we are happy and collaborative. Another example is the countries that met dark times like Congo where women are raped, Japan with Tsunami, in the countries where there is political insurrections like Libya, Ivory coast, Western Sahara, Syria, Iran etc; all problems in general. When this people live in anger it creates revenge and there is always cycle of fights. Fun is an engine of a better future because it sweeps away these problems and unifies people.
3. My vision is to see people unfolding their arms and have fun. It is time to meet people we have never met either because of hatred or other conflicts. If someone takes an initiative to create a funny action and invite different people with conflict sides or people who met catastrophes and disasters, it can solve many problems. There some people who need someone to make them smile. Imagine a kid whose parents died in Tsunami that occurred in Japan, he/ she needs us to show him/her that there is still hope for the future. Through fun, they can realize that it was not the end of their lives. Fun to bring back lost hope, fun to show them that they still have friends around them. To share fun is really important. John Ray said "A joy that's shared is a joy made double." This vision of fun against bad memories seems a little bit different from other solutions of different problems. Most of these cases are found in developing countries like Rwanda (my country). “It is productive, it helps us not only to think about negative sides but also to positive sides” says Richard, an internee journalist in Rwanda.Fun is misunderstood, people think to have fun seems insane. However these people need more explanations about fun, they dislike fun not because it is bad for them but they have never experienced this. I experienced fun when I visited Norway for an international student festival; countries with different conflicts (like Rwanda) were invited. Apart from conference we had fun in snow, in igloo, ice-skating etc. it was very interesting, I personal forgot all problems I had that time, it created long lasting friendship.
Fun is meaningful; it is not only fun but also meaning. It is an arena to express problems that people do not want to share; when having fun people become open. experience a state of being know as flow in which your brain is in a near meditative state, which has benefits for your, mind and soul. Fun activities provide a fun way to sharpen soul, express your ideas, or just blow off steam. All of these have impact to people who live with anger, anxiety; it remove stress, they feel relaxed. Most of the time, when someone is planning to do the harm, it is because he /she has been thinking about when you get really engrossed in an activity you enjoy, you can and had not someone to talk to him so that they can share the anger. He/she did not take time to relax or to have fun. Fun is a wide way for a bright future; I have seen these cases in my country. “I had not had fun before but I realized that to have fun with my kids can be a solution to my continuous nightmares” says Coretta, a 1994 genocide survivor “ whenever you are having fun you are removing yourself from loneliness and it is loneliness which pushes people to remember something bad that happened in their lives" says Mutijima, a student.. “Yeah, I like fun, it’s the only solution to get rid of what I saw in my country” an Azerbaijani young girl. I have showed how fun solves and blows off problems, imagine if people meet somewhere just for fun; it an indirect way of reconciliation for those who are in conflicts. It is time to say “There is still hope” for the vulnerable people and other different people who have different problems. “Always fun, without fun I do not know what I can be! Fun helps me to think about a brighter future” says ALINE, student in high school and my little sister.Imagine the world where all people have a time to go to have fun some where away from those problems they have. Imagine where Palestinians meet Israelites (or people in conflict in Rwanda or Japanese) playing soccer, swimming, diving just for fun, what a better place to be! What a better world!