Yesterday as I was researching new things to do in Barcelona this time around, I learned of the tragic events that took place in the Las Ramblas street. I was on this very street two years ago and will be again in ten days.
I will never understand how one person can choose to so easily take other human lives. I absolutely love this city and it’s such a shame that this event might stop people from traveling here in the future. A couple of people told me that I shouldn’t go no my trip anymore because of these attacks. One one hand, I understand this sentiment – they are saying this out of love and for your safety. On the other hand, I don’t understand why we should give in to fear and stop living our lives. This is exactly what these terrorists want. These events can happen anywhere in the world at any time. Staying out of Spain won’t protect me. It will keep me from enjoying the beauty of this country – the Gaudi architecture, beaches, music, people, and the food. And I’m not willing to give that up for something that might happen.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives. And wishing a speedy recovery to those that were injured <3
What are your thoughts on this topic? Would you let these events keep you from doing things you enjoy?