I’ve become numb. I didn’t know it until last night. I didn’t realize how the bombardment of the human injustices happening in our country has resulted in the normalization of what should sadden us–enrage us.
This is not to say that we’ve become incapable of noting when something is morally and ethically wrong. Nor is this to say that this numbness has prevented any of us from taking action.
But, it has served as a protective measure in this state of hopelessness we have found ourselves in.
Sometimes we need to protect ourselves from the hurt and disappointment. We distance ourselves from the pain and then become numb. But sometimes we need to use that pain to propel us toward change, to motivate us to take action.
We must do more.
This message is an excerpt from the blog “Have we become too numb to act?” by Victoria Contreras.
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