posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:56 AM
reply to post by metalholic
I'm not sure who all this anger is directed towards. As for your examples, Haiti and Eithiopia, there are hundreds of aid and charity organizations
on the ground there all the time- so it is not as if the entire world has turned a blind eye! We are all human, and we do what we can, if we choose
Are you insisting that any person who was not there, on the ground, feeding people by hand have no right to feel empathy and compassion to others in
tragedy? That's absurd!
I know for myself, I am thankful every damn day that I live in a country where my family has food to eat and shelter to live in, and no, we are not
rich. We live paycheck to paycheck and bills get put off, but we prioritize. This does not diminish the fact that yes, this planet has it's own
plans, and anyone of us could be in this same situation at any moment.
It is a call to awareness for any of us living in a self centered existence. We have NO control over this planet and what it does, and none of us are
protected from forgetting that at times. For those of us who DO remember, we hug our children closer and are grateful for what we have right now. It
could be gone in seconds.
But shame on you for berating those who are not daily vocal about world issues- not all of us have the time or presence of mind to think of others at
all moments. At least we think of them at all.