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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:20 AM

2. There is nothing inherently wrong in being aware of others' challenges in tragedies.

It is the choice of your response that matters, and it can be as simple as a moment of silence for those it impacts, a prayer for relief and comfort of injured and their loved ones, a thought that there was indeed assistance available in the community so far away, a financial donation, however small to put things right, pulling over in case you might be needed to do something useful like directing traffic or making others aware of the situation in their path/journey in the immediacy of the event. Entertainment implies enjoyment, IMHO; it enhances your feelings of pleasure, selfishness, perhaps pity, that it wasn't you, so that's a bad thing. In awareness of an event, you may just momentarily be awakened to your feelings of compassion/empathy/gratitude, and that's a good thing that potentiates the best response one can make at the time. Make a wise choice of response as you are able without shame that it's the wrong one!

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