Humanity is sick.
We say we have empathy. We say we care about others. We say that we are all here for each other. The truth? We only support each other when we ourselves are in danger. When our own wellbeing is at risk. Today, 300 soldiers just from America will die from bombs in the Middle East. We don’t care, unless we personally knew those people. But, when 3 people die from bombs in Boston, well, everyone panics. Why? Because it happened near us. Because we thought we were safe. Because our perception on how safe everyday things are is thrown out and replaced with the terrifying truth. You could be shot watching a movie. You could be shot going to school. You could be blown sky high for running in a marathon. For going to work.
We are in danger, so of course we care. But only a small percent of us care about the victims themselves, the rest care about potentially becoming victims.
We throw out thousands of dollars worth of food each day in the US. In Africa, over a million will starve.
The scary thing? It’s terrorists and criminals who actually understand human nature the best.
Our world needs to change. It is truly appalling that something as big as what happened yesterday was necessary to draw us out of apathy. How long will we stay out? That’s for you to decide.
But remember, that unless we do something to help, things won’t get better.
“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”