It has been 20 years since the Rwandan Genocide. I did some research beforehand so I could avoid this topic like the plague. However it did not take but two days until it came up. it was on my first day teaching one of my students who is a genocide survivor that the topic came up. Although everyone is partially merry and fine as any human being can be there is still a sense a bitterness, especially with all the Tutsi children who were orphaned. The thing is, who can blame them? I have lost family members through tragedy or natural causes. I could not imagine if my mother died because her neighbors killed her in front of my own two eyes. Then when the bloodshed is over, being blamed for being an orphan. As I begged, others telling me to forgive. I'm curious, do we tell survivors/family members of the holocaust or September 11th to get over it so quickly like Rwandans have needed to do? In all honesty I am amazed how people can still smile and laugh when I would be screaming to this day.