Jane or John Doe


You’re asked to nominate someone for TIME’s Person of the Year. Who would it be, and why?
I would nominate an average citizen who struggles with life every day, works every day if he or she is so lucky to have a job, maintains a family and keeps the world and the homeland going on peacefully with the little everyday things.
Instead than nominate someone famous or powerful or privileged, I think is time for pay a tribute to all this anonymous people who would not be on the news ever, but without whom the world would stop or start running in a biggest chaos than it is running now.
I would nominate someone like my sister who raised her kids and now, after surviving a breast cancer is taking care of her ailing husband and helping me with my paralyzed mother. Or my other sister, also a survivor of breast cancer, who spend her vacation time taking care of my mother so we two can rest a little. And all that out of love, without thinking they are doing something extraordinary to be in the cover of a magazine. Keeping the world running without making any noise. All the people doing these are my persons of the year.

Daily Prompt: Person of the Year.

Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist and writer. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Author of a biography. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

5 thoughts on “Jane or John Doe

  1. Iam Who Iam says:

    You say you would nominate your sisters instead of someone famous or powerful or privileged, yet don’t recognize the privilege you confer upon your sisters through recognizing their achievements and empowering them to make your own life better for their presence within it. (you have even made them famous, to a certain extent, by writing about them on this blog). For persons of the year, I nominate ALL SISTERS AND BROTHERS EVERYWHERE!!! (thanks for the inspiration)


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