Like shootings, or bombings, etc.
This shit happens like every two weeks. You turn on the news and there's a bomb going off at a concert or someone driving their car into a crowd of people. At first stories like this were so horrible and shocking. But now i'm just like. "whatever, whats new? "
Not that it isn't horrible. It is. it's just not a surprise.
Is it bad that i'm so desensitized to it?
Most Helpful Girl
I understand you aren't shocked... it's sad we're getting used to it. But if you actually watch the footage and don't feel some emotion I would check yourself. Everything going on is so sad. I watched Vice news' actual footage of Charlottesville and those men were full of such hatred it was hard for me to watch. They had very graphic up close footage of the car that hit the crowd of people and I did not cry but had tears in my eyes. You don't have to be shocked, but I think it's important to remember to feel something. I feel really sad about it all.2
Most Helpful Guy
No. I don't even pay attention any more. I've been watching this stuff go down for over 50 years. I don't let myself be affected by it. It always passes. It's extremely rare for current events to have much lasting impact, even the ones that seem like big news at the time.
There have been some full out genocides in my life with millions of people getting killed. The word goes on. The human race is highly resilient. You can look back through history at some of the shit humankind has gone through. Not all man-made shit, but plagues, natural disasters, all kind of stuff. Somehow humans mange to survive, and even thrive. There is nothing going on in the world today that we haven't already survived in the past.1