Decisions Day

Diana Rogo on DYROGUE


Today is the day of decisions.

If you could take a glimpse on my blog platform, behind the curtains, you could see the next two posts I have waiting for you, still warm - even hot. Halloween evening colored in a radiant pumpkin orange, and before it, you could see pictures of the smiling face,s of Cluj's lady bloggers, present at one of the glorious events we all attended not too long ago. - A sweet unfolding of my world ..

It would be such a pleasure to enjoy the rest of my coffee writing on one of these two unfinished articles, that continually seduce me. - But I won't.

Not today.

Today I'll keep my universe to myself, at least for a few hours, because first, we need to discuss something much more important. - Something that concerns us all. In this case, it's not my world, or ours, we're talking about here - full of enthusiasm and warmth, glitter and sparkles.

But the real one, that's colder than ours, the dreamers, who know how to taste the beauty of blogs, uniqueness and forms of free expression.

Because, look .. I don't like to admit it, but there are many people, that can't think beyond their circumstances. They simply don't know how to ask for more, they have no idea they even could. These are the people that could never imagine anything would ever get better for them.

I, for one, can visualize a functional democracy. I can imagine that someday, Romania will be appreciated for what it is, including us, the Romanians.

Wouldn't it be cool to have at least for once, a happy conversation with a taxi driver? One who doesn't blame the state for his shortcomings?


You know what? That bothers me most.

- Ignorance.


Why do people always complain when they don't make a minimum effort to change something?

It's like complaining about extra pounds, standing in a long queue at McDonalds, with your money ready for two menus. Why are you willing to fund your reasons for anger?

I ask you: Why don't people vote?

Why don't you vote?


Or rather, why do you vote?

I ask this because I like to think I know you. I like to think that you too, like me, have learned to WANT, ASK and to GET. Because you know you can, because there are plenty of reasons in the world to make us truly believe in our strengths. Because we know that we are nothing else than super heroes, all of us, who can shape the world, first in out imagination, then in practice.

Because we love coffee and we love people and we love to talk. Yes! We like to debate, we like to be important. Not to pretend - but to be! Because what we do has value. It has a purpose and it's a means toward that ideal.

What I want from you, is not to go to the polls - I already know that you will. - I have great confidence in you.

No, what I want is for you to take someone with you to the pools. To help, at least one person to understand! To be his/hers super hero and help your peers have the word! To set them free, to be leaders and decide upon their future.

Because if we don't help them, then they will let others decide for them - not only for them, but for us, for you.

And I - I have an opinion. It's my most glamorous accessory them all. This is what has always put me in front of everyone else. What distinguished me from the other kids at kindergarten and will continue to lead me up on the social scale .. because I learned that intelligence kept secret, is stupidity. And the power of words is the greatest asset we have.

You know what we're gonna do with it?

- Decisions.


I'm not telling you, with whom to vote. That's all on you.-  I told you I trust that you will make the right decision .. because, even if none of the candidates are exactly what we had in mind, we still know who we don'want. Right?

If you want, though, I'll tell you my opinions, but this post is not a political propaganda, but wather an invitation, no - actually, I'm begging you, to help others, thereby helping yourself.

If I by this article I managed to persuaded 10 people to go to vote, I will be so proud of myself tomorrow, that I'll drink a whole bottle of champagne to celebrate! (If I'll be posting nonsense you'll know why)

Drink a glass yourself and shared the bottle with the others whom you talked into voting today. I like to think that you could move more than 10 people, even more than I could!


Speaking of candidates, politics and campaign lies. I brought a very, very cool material about lies.

Go ahead you dress up to go out to vote and listen meanwhile that this lady has to say.


Astazi e ziua decizilor.

Daca ati putea da o geana pe platforma blogului meu, asa, de dupa cortine, ati vedea ca am doua viitoare postari pregatite, inca calde - fierbinti. Seara de Halloween luceste in portocaliul radiant al bostanilor, iar inainte de ea, ai mai da peste fetele  noastre zambitoare, ale bloggeritelor din Cluj, prezente la unul dintre evenimentele la care am luat parte in ultimele zile. - O dulce desfasurare a lumii mele..

Ar fi o placere sa-mi pot savura restul de cafea scriind la una dintre cele doua articole neterminate, care ma seduc neincetat. - Dar nu.

Astazi nu.

Azi imi tin universul meu si numai al meu, pe hold, macar cateva ore, pentru ca intai, trebuie sa discutam ceva mult mai important. - Ceva ce ne priveste pe toti. In cazul acesta, nu mai e vorba de lumea mea, sau a noastra, cea de aici - plina de entuziasm si caldura, sclipici si scantei.

Ci de cea reala, cea mai rece decat a noastra, a visatoarelor si visatorilor, care stim sa gustam adierea blogurilor si frumusetea unicitatii si formelor de exprimare libera.

Pentru ca, uite.. nu-mi place sa recunosc, dar sunt multi oameni care nu pot gandi dincolo de situatia lor. Care nu stiu sa ceara mai mult. Sunt cei care nu-si imagineaza ca ar putea fi, vreodata, mai bine.

Eu, una, pot vizualiza o democratie functionala. Imi pot inchipui ca intr-o zi, Romania va fi apreciata pentru ceea ce este, inclusiv de noi, romanii.

N-ar fi tare sa avem si noi, macar pentru o data, o conversatie cu un taximetrist multumit? Unul care sa nu isi invinovateasca statul pentru lipsurile lui?


Stii ceva? Asta ma deranjeaza pe mine cel mai tare.

- Ignoranta.


De ce se plang mereu oamenii, cand nu fac un minim de efort sa schimbe ceva?

E ca si cum ai te-ai plange de kilogramele in plus, stand la coada lunga de la McDonalds, cu banii pregatiti pentru doua meniuri. De ce esti dispus sa-ti alimentezi motivele de suparare?

Te intreb: DE ce nu voteaza lumea?

Tu de ce nu votezi?


Sau mai bine zis, tu de ce votezi?

Te intreb asta pentru ca-mi place sa cred ca te cunosc. Imi place sa ma gandesc ca si tu, ca si mine, ai invatat sa VREI, sa CERI si sa OBTI. Pentru ca stii ca se poate, pentru ca exista o multime de motive in lume pentru care sa credem cu adevarat in puterile noastre. Pentru ca stim ca suntem superi eroi, noi toti, cei care putem modela lumea, intai in imaginatie, apoi in practica.

Pentru ca noua ne place cafeaua, si ne plac oamenii, si ne place sa vorbim. Da! Ne place sa discutam, ne place sa fim importanti. Nu sa ne prefacem - chiar sa fim! Pentru ca ceea ce facem noi are valoare. Are un scop si are un mijloc spre acel ideal.

Ce vreau de la tine, nu e sa mergi la vot - stiu deja ca o vei face. - Am foarte mare incredere in tine.

Nu, ce vreau de la tine, e sa mai iei pe cineva cu tine. Ajuta inca, minim o persoana sa intelega! Fi tu super eroul ei si ajuta-ti semenii sa aibe cuvantul! Sa fie liberi, sa fie lideri si sa decida ei pentru viitorul lor.

Pentru ca, daca nu o vom face, atunci vor decide altii - nu numai pentru ei, ci si pentru noi, pentru tine.

Iar eu - eu am o parere. E cel mai stralucitor accesoriu al meu. Cel care m-a pus mereu in fata tuturor. Cel ce m-a distins de ceilalti de la gradinita in coace, si cel care ma va duce departe.. pentru ca am invatat ca inteligenta tinuta secret, e prostie. Iar puterea cuvintelor e cel mai mare atu al nostru.

Apoi, stii ce putem face cu ea?

- Decizii.


N-am sa-ti spun cu cine sa votezi. Asta tine de tine. Ti-am spus ca am incredere ca vei lua decizia corecta.. Asta pentru ca, si daca nici unul dintre candidati nu este tocmai ceea ce ne doream noi, macar stim pe cine nu ne dorim. Nu-i asa?

Daca vrei, iti spun cu drag opinia mea, doar ca aceasta postare nu e propaganda politica, ci e o invitatie, nu - o rugaminte, sa-i ajuti si pe altii, prin asta, ajutandu-te pe tine.

Daca eu prin acest articol voi fi mandra de mine maine, ca am convins 10 oameni sa mearga la vot, voi bea maine o sampanie intreaga doar sa serbez victoria. ( daca voi posta prostii veti stii de ce )

Bea si tu un pahar sau imparte si tu o sticla cu ceilalti pe care i-ai convins. Imi place sa cred ca ai putea urni mai multi de 10, mai multi ca mine!



Apropo de candidati, de politica si de minciuni electorale. V-am adus un material foarte, foarte misto despre minciuni.

Da-i drumul pana te imbraci sa iesi la vot. Asculta.