Friday, April 8, 2016

Journal 8 from Patience

Part 1

The most important thing about Hiroshima to me, was seeing the other side. We know what happened, and we know that we did it. However, most of us never have thought about the other side of the story, the other side of what happened. While what happened was probably for the best in some ways, it is still important to truly acknowledge what happened and what was lost when the bombs were dropped.

The book left me with a bad taste in the mouth, like when you take cough medicine. You know that taking it is for the best, but it still sucks. That's the same way with this topic. I understand that what happened saved a lot of lives in some ways, but it still is difficult to think about.

From the book I want to remember that while we may not like the way things were or happened in the past, we can't change it. All we can do is move forward and remember what happened, so the same mistakes aren't made in the future.

Part 2

Topic: Morale Bombing Versus Terror Bombing

Essentially, the main differences around morale bombing and terror bombing are the reasons the bombing takes place, and the opinion of those in charge. Morale bombing is thought to be done with less prejudice and more for the greater good, while terror bombing tends to be simply to hurt people or out of hatred. It is difficult to draw a line between the two, and most say the main difference is just in perspective, it depends on how you see it.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with part one. Seeing the different perspectives can really change your mind, or at least open your mind, on what happened. For future references on anything, we need to make sure we look at all the perspectives to fully understand the situation. Perspective then leads into the moral/terror bombing like you mentioned. Perspective is key in a lot of things we do, that is why as humans we should never rush into something before analyzing.


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