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The day we (as a human race) start giving the same importance to ANY death in the world... that day we will truly be one race. My thoughts are with the people in France; but also with the people in Lebanon, the people in Syria, the people in Sudan, Nigeria, Iraq... and EVERYWHERE WHERE INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE UNJUSTLY DYING.
43 people died in Beirut the same Friday 13th... and I didn't see the same amount of condolences (not even half) for them. 200 kids were brutally killed in Syria and it was shown in a video released just 5 days ago. 200 kids!! All of them lay down in line and being shot in their little heads one by one. Still I haven't seen anybody in any social media saying anything about it. NO ONE. And I wonder how could have been the 'world/net reaction' if these kids where from other more rich country...
It is very frustrating and unfair. We are losing our sense of empathy. Every person killed in a terrorist attack, in war zones, in concetration camps, in slave camps, in guerrilla situations... Every single one should be shameful and should put us all in a mourning mode. How awful is the world we live in now where the dead of some become trending topics and hashtags and icons for profile pictures while the dead of some others are just a "thing" in the news... or not even that.
I can understand that human beings are selfish creatures because of a 'survival instinct'. We feel more 'shocked' for the dead of a kid in our neighborhood than the dead of a kid who is from 10.000 miles away. That's human. It's not a crime.
But empathy is a human thing as well. The value of people's life shouldn't be different depending on their nationality, beliefs or economical situation. Every life matters.
Thanks for reading.
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