Reply To: Genocide
On 2012.02.19 at 4:02 am marigold wrote:
It seems to me that the only time people care about these kinds of things is when a thing they love is getting threatened. I guess it might just be human nature.
Anyone have any other thoughts to add on this?
(This might be a bit incoherent but I am pretty tired writing this, if that is a legitimate excuse.) [/quote:32rl6ilj]
Yep, in general, people only care about what can affect them in their immediate surroundings. If it is happening in another country, it is too distant for them to think about. Even if you do care about them, and want to help somehow, it seems almost an impossible task. You can donate or whatever, at least.
If it was a relative of theirs, or their safety was being threatened, then they’ll start caring.