Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
I'll comment on what I see it doing to those around me.
I see a numbing effect, a weird casual acceptance, almost like "okay we've seen enough we're bored let's move on to the next big story.
For myself, I cant believe it's gone on this long with such piss poor response from everyone involved, and the media makes me sick.
Originally posted by blujay
While it is devastating and most likely a mass extinction event, focusing on the death and destruction is only placing more focus and energy on the problem than the solution.
If we can train our selves to be in observer mode, we can rise above the lower feeling of despair and anger. We can accomplish so much more when not paralyzed with grief.
editing to add: the initial grief is the catalyst to propel us to action. It is a mass awakening for humanity to realize that all is connected. We are part of this world, not separate from it.
[edit on 10-6-2010 by blujay]
Originally posted by Demetre
Yep. Makes me physically ill as well. Maybe bcuz it affects me emotionally, hard core. I'm not like that any other time I get upset but certain things really get to me. This oil spill crap happens to be one of them. I get a headache and my stomach hurts and I get queasy. I get a heaviness in my chest and my heart wrenches. I liken it to seeing a sad movie that makes ur heart ache but it's constant until I occupy myself with something else but takes awhile to subside.
It's not only the spill either. Situations that causes others grief or pain. The Palestinian deal reallly affects me. Anything that involves the destruction of Earth. I'm a mess but I cant help it, I've tried and it just makes it worse. The nausea and heartache eventually go away, the headache I could do without. So, yeah, it physically gets to me as well.
Originally posted by antonia
reply to post by One Moment
I have no gotten sick or anything of that nature yet. I'm still in the wait and see camp. We have no idea exactly how bad this might be. It's a bit premature for me to get emotional about it. I do think it is being handled badly, but I'm not sure what I can do about that and getting frightened doesn't seem very productive.