Craving for the Ending of Bloody GDP
On April, 5th, I got up very early and sat in front of TV, watching the live report of CCTV without moving my body. I felt painful, moved, shocked and excited, tearing uncontrollably. In the scene of urgent rescuing, every action reflected the decision maker’s decisiveness, the trapped miners’ iron will, the rescuers’ dedication and the whole nation’s great concern.
It can also be regarded as a stunning miracle of life. After undergoing 8 days and nights of living in the well severely flooded, so many lives survived. They insisted, insisted and insisted, living on the dirty water in the well. They tied themselves to the wall of the well with the belt, which freed them from being devoured by water. They challenged the extreme of life and brought huge confidence and iron will to those caring for them.
When the first sound of beating in the well came to our ears, when the sign of life rendered people confidence and power, both the rescuers and the waiters would applauded happily. They were cheering for the hope of life, for their unyielding efforts and for the great progress we have made in the course of intensive rescue. The 153 lives were the focus of the whole nation. When an ambulance carried victims to hospital, thousands of audience waiting outside would applauded gleefully. These days, the whole nation were concerned, anxious, affected and shocked. In this Tomb Sweeping Day for memorizing the deceased, people nevertheless sensed more of the power of life and showed great concern to their compatriots and great compliment to our state’s rescue.
When the miners were lifted out of the well one by one, rescuer could not help tearing and journalists weeping. Journalists teared when a miner borrowed a doctor’s cellphone to send message of safety confirmation to his wife and when a doctor prepared an orange on which a smiling face was carved to surprise the victims. Humanity, family ambience and love streamed into a vast ocean. Saluting to life becomes the proof of conscience for every living individual.
The geatness of life, the miracle of life and the affection of life have dwarfed GDP. Not only shall we cheer for the miracle of life in Wangjia Hill, but also we should draw a great lesson from the disaster. Life and safety should be put in the first place in the course of production and development at any time. It should be rooted into every decision maker, supervisor and operator’s mind. Life of the miner is superior to anything else. Work duration, work schedule, excellent performance should give way to life. Without this deeply-rooted notion, accidents will come endlessly and the tragedies of Wangjia Hill will repeat in other places, while miracle may not take place meantime.
I am looking forward to the bloody GDP being ended from this lesson. It is the essence of scientific development and the appeal for the harmony of people’s livelihood, even the eternal bottom line for respecting life!