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I hear the same similar stories, they sound like fairy tales, shorely something so bad and cold could not have happened?
But it did, someone felt that pain, it’s not a film I’m watching I can’t convince myself its not real. Is it bad I pretend it is, so I’m not consumed by the evil, by that pain myself?
Is it bad I try to listen to only the good stories on the news no matter how out numbered they are?
The next day it is a repeat of similar bad stories
We accept it as our reality
We do nothing to improve those headlines
Does this make us as bad as the people doing those injustices?
We can sit back and except . . . believe were powerless, we can sleep the stories off,
But the next morning its waiting for you again . . Will you watch it in the same way?