Another friend has refused to buy any property and he criticizes everyone who do so - "Why are you going to buy an appartment here, if the government can take it away from you?" - He claims although none of his friends have lost their apparments but its also true that one had a trouble with a land. He will pay a rent until this government ends, and only by then, he will consider of buying something on its own.
My grandmother just died and the next natural step is to sell the big house since no one lives in it anymore. But we have been warn that no one is buying big houses like those now for the price they worth. We would have to sell it at a much smaller price. But even if we do manage to sell it, an uncle claimed "What for?" - The money earned with the sell would be split between many families and it will be a lot of money for keeping it in a bank account (having more than 30.000 Bolívares in a bank account is very risky nowadays, since the government is taking over many banks and doesn't return more than 30.000 to the former customers. If you had more than that, you will never see that money again) but not enough for buying any good such as an apparment or a car. Like I have also explained on many entries before, we Venezuelans are also unable to change our money to foreign currency and to take it to a less risky country. So we are coming close to decide not to sale the house until this government changes.
Many people are leaving the country. Specially from my generation. I have four close friends abroad already and a fifth one is leaving the country in September. I'm not counting my boyfriend' friends abroad whom are also many, and all the high school and university acquantainces, plus relatives. As a result you have many broken families and many "grandparents in a box": grandparents who only see their grandchildren via a computer screen, thanks to Skype and Web Cams. Those grandparents in a box are stucked to a promise their children once made to them: they promise they will come back as soon as "the conditions allow it". Meaning, until this government changes.
So I live in a frozen society. In a society fillled with broken expectations and delayed plans attached to impossible events. In a society that does not blink, does not move, does not do anything to improve because it sees every initiative being stopped by the Revolution. And this society has made no mistake on thinking that, because the Revolution can stop every initiative and in the road, creates a fear enough to stop even, ilussions. Once a society has no ilussions, has seen itself unable to do so; I don't think there is much left. We are nothing without dreams. And dreams postponed and subjected to impossible conditions are not dreams at all. Those are only ice cubes. Ice cubes freezing us all.