We have become masters of distraction. We are stuck in a collective delusion on a scale that we are just starting to understand. Ohh, and I should add this, since it seems to have become mandatory: science is backing this statement*. It seems that needs to be said, because sadly in these times of mass distraction, people seem to have lost their capacity to trust their own innate wisdom and intuition. Not in ourselves or God or whatever but in science we trust these days. And that is a slippery slope because science and technology go together.
How did that happen? What are we doing to ourselves? How have we become so incredibly stupid and genius at the same time? It is such a joke and we are laughing ourselves to death over it. We happily scream and laugh and film ourselves for our next instagram story — even while driving a car. And we don’t even stop doing that after we have crashed the car and people have died! Right there next to you while you die in the street someone is filming your suffering and might even be posting it online to Facebook — instead of acting to help you survive. Stuff like that happens. Not only is there a lack of empathy and compassion among younger generations, as well as fear, confusion and helplessness among the older generations, it is also true that the difference between empathy and compassion doesn’t seem to be clear at all anymore. Liking someones tragic story on facebook with a sad smiley does nothing for them. Nothing. Quite the opposite actually: they might sit alone in their apartment holding a fucking phone in their hands counting the sad smileys. There is no compassion in clicking a Like-button.
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