Gema Ibáñez, 39, Journalist. Guadalajara, Spain: At the moment it all seems absurd almost everything, basically because we close our eyes to the things that are really important, and open them wide at what really lacks legitimate interest. Thousands and millions of families with a dream turned nightmare, not knowing if tomorrow there will be a hot meal on the table, or if our children will have their basic needs met. It seems absurd the cause that provokes football fervor and the disappointment on millions of faces for the Olympic Games that will not come to Spain, mobiles worth 800 euros. … The truth is if I open my eyes everything is absurd.
Across the world absurd trends express the diversity of modern life to include out-of-the-norm hairstyles and the extreme hardships some people live through, not knowing where their next meal will come from. This is what Epoch Times reporters from Spain to the United States discovered when they asked locals,
“What trend do you see that strikes you as absurd?”
Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question, “Do you believe there’s a future for print media?”