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4~21~11 no title

When something happens to you it opens your eyes. Always think about the other person before you act instead of criticizing. Example: someone is crying because of a death in the family. For someone who has never experienced the feeling it might not seem like a big deal. But it is just be respectful.
Today i experienced fire. The actual panic and commotion of fire. Sitting next to a hero. Wondering what’s become of me. Its great but on the inside its an empty horrible feeling. Look at this picture for a minute:
(Taken from history texbook- The Americans Chapter 30 The Vietnam War Years pg 940 or something this Buddhist monk publicly burned himself in protest of the Dieme regime you got to read it i don’t want to explain)

Its something I thought about before the fire happened I saved it as a reminder. I use it to decipher how I feel. Think How does it feel? Would I be able to withstand it? Could I sit there and be strong like him? What was he thinking? How does it feel?

* I look at it today and I don’t feel the same.


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3 thoughts on “4~21~11 no title

  1. fly1623 on said:

    sorry i forgot the picture doesn’t show up. look at the link or if you have that history book look for it. you can access the book online on BEEP if you go to but i think that would only work for students in Florida sorry

  2. fly1623 on said:

    On June 11th, 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline, ignited a match and set himself on fire. Đức burned to death in a matter of minutes, and he was immortalized in a famous photograph taken by a reporter who was in Vietnam to photograph the war. All those who saw this spectacle were taken by the fact that Duc did not make a sound while burning to death. Đức was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion.

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