Isn’t is weird to see people going on about their business while a disaster devastates one part of the world and a ruthless massacre takes place somewhere else? If you follow twitter, the incongruous tweets illustrate how most people go right on advancing their agendas and talking about what they’re wearing or what they ate, NO MATTER WHAT.
I know that humans are wired like this, wired for adaptation to nearly any circumstances. Instead of celebrating this feature of humanity, I’ve always found it incredibly sad. People survive wars, torture, earthquakes, amputations, every kind of loss. They learn to absorb these tragedies and and for the most past, we expect them to return to “normal.”
Even if we can’t go to Japan to help out, should we shrug it off and go right back to slobbering over shoes or worrying about our Klout scores?
I feel guilty, sad, angry, confused, and conflicted.
In my own life, I can’t move on and get back to business. It feels like a sin to even consider it. Resilience seems like a cruel joke. But that’s what survival is about.
I wish resilience for the people of of Japan, but less resilience for the people of twitter and elsewhere, who haven’t even missed a beat in the rhythm of their daily bullshit.
Thoughts or advice?