THE EDITOR, Sir:
I love my country very much. I really do. I was born and raised here and have no desire to ever leave. The trouble, though, is that life in Jamaica is getting really hard to tolerate. People are so mean to each other these days. On the roads, they act like bullies. In crowded shops, they push and shove each other. They argue over the most insignificant things.
When did we become so hostile? How often are we greeted with smiles when we are out walking on the streets? Everyone seems annoyed and on edge. Is it the economic stress? Is it the heat? When will we learn to be friendlier with each other? When will we learn that doing this would have an immediate and significant impact on our happiness?
We owe it to ourselves to find the root of our unhappiness and do everything we can to fix it. Our way of life depends on it.