“When we come to the office, we don’t know if we’ll come back,” said Ekramuddin Hamdard. “Every day is death for us,” he said. This is in response to a truck bomb going off in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 90 people yesterday.
If I didn’t read this in the WSJ, there’s a good chance I would have never heard about it or ever thought about it. Where we are living, I use we as the few people who read this blog, is the epicenter of prosperity. Even if you have 0 dollars in your name, you don’t have a major fear of some maniac blowing up an area to send a religious message. Be thankful for that.
This blog keeps it light. While I’m updating my Boner Material with hot girls I found on Reddit threads, other people in this world aren’t so lucky. Most of the time we take this for granted. It’s important to take a step back and view what is on this planet from afar. You have billions of people from all over the Earth trying to get along in time. The majority believe the world revolves around them. Events like the aforementioned should help keep your place in perspective.
Feeling sad over events you can’t control is a difficult human emotion. On Sunday, I saw a cat that had been hit by a car in the middle of the street. My first instinct was sadness. How’d the little guy not know to run in front of a car? How did the car not stop? Is the cat even aware that he has one life to live? Then I’m overcome with, “this probably happens hundreds of times a day. If you got sad over this cat getting hit, you’d get sad over every cat being hit. You need to galvanize yourself.” With that I moved on. Life is hard, but you can never stop moving forward.