Things in our world are changing, sometimes we just don’t notice how fast this is happening. Of course, we all can see that, we can remind back to see how it was then and how it is now, but imagine how big the impression must be for someone who was isolated from our society for a very long time.
I found a video of a man with a very interesting perspective, he talks about his life after 44 years in prison, he shares his impression about how things changed, it almost seems as if he stepped out into an alien world…
Although he was convicted of a major crime back then, and without knowing much about his case, I do feel sorry for him anyhow, also I do hope that he takes the chance to reintegrate into the society.
I wonder if he will ever fully comprehend the outside world, there is so much time wasted and so much things happened, it really shows how difficult reintegration might be for many. While they probably can watch TV news or read newspaper in the prison, it’s not enough to keep track with the outside world.
I don’t want to excuse criminals, we need prisons, this video just made me thinking that there are people who want to take the second chance, but that there are difficulties to overcome, because they do literally re-enter a world, a world that has changed a lot.
I am not sure, but the guy in the video probably learned his lesson, I am still sad that so much time of his life was wasted, but I hope he is serious about what he said…
“You know you’ve got to let things go because holding on to anger will only stagnate your growth and developement, I let that go and deal with the future instead of dealing with the past. I try not to go backward, I try to go forward”