I am over supermarket tabloids and trashy magazines. I am over pages and pages of vitriolic comments on news websites from anonymous members of the “public”, no matter what the issue. I am over deadlocked budget negotiations and self absorbed politicians. I am over a teetering European economy sending constant shock waves through a jumpy Wall Street.
And I am really over women and children being raped. Over mothers dying in childbirth and children dying from vaccine preventable diseases, dirty water, mosquito bites and cooking smoke inhalation. And I’m over all the people who could do something about these things being too busy because they’re reading supermarket tabloids, trashy magazines and writing pages and pages of vitriolic comments on news websites. Did I mention I was over those things?
I know, I sound like a self-righteous prig. But honestly. Just had to vent today.
What do you do when the apparent indifference of humanity becomes overwhelming? How do you re-anchor yourself in optimism and more importantly, in action? In need of your ideas.