living in a bubble

living in a bubble

A Story by sedulous_mind

We are living in a bubble. Thinking only about what happens around us while looking away from what's happening in the rest of the world. We celebrate capitalism, ignore corruption, and only care about ourselves. But the greatest protection of other living beings begins with enlightenment. So why is it not mandatory to educate about crucial issues that affect everyone through the daily media or at school? The main answer or reason is capitalism, politics, and corruption.

People look the other way as endangered animals are killed and plundered every day under the worst of circumstances so that their dead corpses are sold on the black market, and people adorn themselves with them. What kind of world do we live in where humanity and other living beings´ dignity no longer matters, and rare goods raise our social status? What kind of world do we live in, where not only animals are exploited, but we even trade with our own species, the human being? But who cares in the bubble we live in? All we want is an expensive car, a big house, expensive brand clothing, and we are mostly interested in our own well-being.

Media reports of regional violence or the weather, but why rarely of the international outrages that take place every single day in the world? By looking away and living in our bubble, we encourage such activities. We are giving those who do terrible crimes the opportunity to do so, and we are not supporting those who sacrifice their lives to fight these crimes. Worse...we not only look away, we even laugh at those who want to enlighten as we do not take the gravity of the situation seriously. Because who cares about such things as war, animal cruelty, child trade, or slavery? There's nothing we can do about it anyway, right?

Thankfully, not everyone feels that way. Keep fighting no matter how small the impact seems.

© 2020 sedulous_mind


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I agree with everything you're saying here & I applaud you for saying it. The problem for me is that you present the problem but not the solution. You tell us to keep fighting, but what does that look like? If people knew what a better way to act, many would be doing it. It's not enuf to assume that the reader will know what you mean, that you mean NOT to do the crap you are condemning. People are pretty slow & plodding, when it comes to GETTING IT. Try walking them patiently to the place where you think they should be (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


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I agree with everything you're saying here & I applaud you for saying it. The problem for me is that you present the problem but not the solution. You tell us to keep fighting, but what does that look like? If people knew what a better way to act, many would be doing it. It's not enuf to assume that the reader will know what you mean, that you mean NOT to do the crap you are condemning. People are pretty slow & plodding, when it comes to GETTING IT. Try walking them patiently to the place where you think they should be (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yes, you're so right! I absolutely love the message you send with this, and how it ends with a bit of a positive note. The ones fighting, no matter how few of us there are, are gonna create a huge impact and I love the way you wrote that here. And in all honesty, we are living in a bubble. Even the ones who try to help can be living in a bubble but as long as we keep working on ourselves, we're working on the world, too! I loved this one, it's so true, especially in this time.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You are right. People don't want to see the pain of others.
"Because who cares about such things as war, animal cruelty, child trade, or slavery? There's nothing we can do about it anyway, right?
Thankfully, not everyone feels that way. Keep fighting no matter how small the impact seems."
I agree with the above lines. I write about Syria, Yemen and Gaza. No comments. I tell people. Stopping war isn't blowing up a country and create homeless people. I tell people. If you don't war. War will come to your door step one day. Outstanding words and thoughts shared.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

I enjoyed your work and you are welcome. The media don't show USA bombs being dropped on Syria and Y.. read more
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sedulous_mind

6 Months Ago

Media rarely show the true reality of war. War is all about money and power. The people suffering ar.. read more

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Added on August 1, 2020
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