How do we get out of the feelings of paralysis and despair that we might feel about what's happening around us?
I feel a paralysis not because these images are horrible but because this particular issue is just one (a faraway one at that) of the many problems in the world and I don't know which should get my attention and hence no issue gets my active attention.
As he says perhaps if we allow ourselves to process our emotions, and allow ourselves to feel the rage about what's happening in the world then maybe we can collectively make better choices. For me, watching a documentary called Waiting for Superman about inexcusably bad education being doled out to kids in poor neighbourhoods moved me to tears.
What's moved you recently? I hope you're not numb to everything because that in itself is a tragedy.
Use your (relative) good fortune, your intelligence and your connections and let's make a difference in whatever area that moves us.
I've since added a post about the incremental impact of our seemingly insignificant choices: