Posted: 07 January 2011 at 5:30am | IP Logged
WOW, this topic really got me thinking.
Honestly, I really do not know. I don't know what it's like to be in a witness' shoes nor do I even know what threats you have if you come out as a witness. So, I really don't know what I would do.
But, for one, I know my conscience wouldn't let me be happy if I brush the truth aside and remain aloof. I would be at a war with myself for being heartless, for being wrong, for not standing by what is right.. Think about Jessica Lal's family, wouldn't I feel hopeless if I was in their place? I would do anything to get the murderer behind the bars.
And, if I come out as a witness and testify, I am putting my family in jeopardy and I don't want anything or anybody to hurt them and all. It's really a tough position to be placed in.
On second thoughts, somewhere, a part of me tells me "why should I even think about it when the safety of my loved ones is in jeopardy?". I don't think I might ever want a revenge/fight for justice if I lose my loved one like that. What is fighting for justice when you have already lost them, when everything is over?? I MIGHT be more concerned and depressed about the loss of my family than fight for justice. Remember, this is just "might" . Just by putting the murderer behind the bars wouldn't bring my family back.
But, I can't really tell anything now because I really cannot predict anything about my emotions. My emotions monitor my actions in situations like these. Three years ago, I cried when someone said something bad about my dad, last year, I slapped a lady for insulting my mom infront of me and my dad.. so, I really wouldn't know what I'd do.
Did I go off-topic?
Alright, I would testify, Dia.. but ONLY if my loved ones aren't in jeopardy. I wouldn't care if something happened to me. But not my parents! and I'm sure they wouldn't want me dead so soon because I'm their only child and I wanna live too, live until I'm 70, die naturally in a warm bed.. But I think I'd be soo full with guilty and blab everything out.. Even if I do not feel guilty, I think it is soooo not fair for Jessica Lal's parents and Jessica and I'd come out with the truth and see some justice happening there.
My thoughts are totally against one another, I would better stick with my loved ones because, they're my priority. If I lose my loved ones, what am I left with, just their memories, me and a sigh of relief for putting the murderer behind the bars? MY WORLD come to an end after that. At the same time, I would not be able to stay calm watching a crime and act like nothing ever happend.
Edited by Angel-likeDevil - 07 January 2011 at 6:17am