I have the deepest sympathy with people who have been victims of crimes and violence, not just in Dar.
But hey, don't embarrass me with taking it to Facebook groups, ranting therapeutically along a narrow me-focus and self-proclaimed right for special treatment. I am referring to this group, which I am not a member of, and will not become, and hence cannot comment there respectively.
There are over 44 million Tanzanians, and they are all hard to box. There is crime happening all over the country, everyday. Lots never make it to Facebook.
I love Tanzania for what Tanzania is. No, it is not an easy country, and it doesn't easily accommodate people with too vivid illusions.
But it gives me more than I can ever return, and the least I can do is to pay back with respect and share my diversified impressions. I also know that what I have today could be gone tomorrow. That I have to look after the people who look after me. I am no fatalist, I am a realist. Crime is a serious issue, and sharing advice and looking out for each other is something we all should do.
But this has taken a wrong turn - in my opinion.
What do you say that we broaden our perspectives and we balance the public outlet of frustrations of the hardship of expat life in the Peninsula, the exchange of non-verified information, gossip, stereotypes about Tanzanians and Africa, and use our energy positively and constructively?