Human mind runs from pain that does not belong to them
March 17, 2023 11:10am CST
It is my observation... We listen, watch, or read. We would even put ourselves in the victim's shoes, checking if we would be able to tolerate that. Sure we utter the right words. But those words are in relation to what we would feel in the victim's shoes. But to be fair, without doing that, we will not understand that pain. And then snap...we are out of that mode...we forget...well it is not happening to us, or did not happen to us...or our loved ones.... Sort of ...fine, now I don't want to be in that vicinity. Strangely, the pain ..the intensity of the pain...that we felt too becomes less the next time we hear of it. How else do we explain the world sitting on the brink of WWIII, and not doing anything frantically to come up with any solution? Would NATO leaders try to approach Putin? I think they should. As to Zelensky's generals, no longer able to stand the stress...yeah, they have seen too many die...not being attached for long periods has its own perils. We see the terrorists in Afghanistan and elsewhere. What are we....crazy? Dumb? Can't we take our lessons from the past? Do we have to be so machine like....repeat the same program again and again? I don't know...the gut feeling is not good. There are a lot of crazy people out there, and there are innocents who have still not learned how to say a single word. And there is helplessness that I cannot do anything.
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But the first few days ...you will agree ...plight of Ukrainians was felt by all of us. I am a retired person. I couldn't stand the thought of a person having worked hard for entire life suddenly finding himself or herself without food and shelter...and no hope for getting the monies out of bank or pensions....... what a stress.......no hope for medical coverage.....suddenly cheated out of entire life.... No.....I would have tried to do the balancing act between the NATO and the Soviet Union. After all, I would have received ample from Soviet Union...their technologies, access to their systems in the past, their education system, etc. As a new nation, I should exhibit some gratefulness.
• Roseburg, Oregon
I do not think we can reason with Putin. But I hope we can before another country is destroyed by him and men, women and children are killed.
• Roseburg, Oregon
@vandana7 But Putin want the Chinese to give him weapons which would be a bad thing to do.
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Yes what is the answer to these questions..I surely do not know nor understand humanity standing by. I can only surmise it is engineered..all of it.
• Rockingham, Australia
I agree, especially with the helplessness bit.
• United States
Man will never learn from his mistakes. We will continue to not get along; and we will continue to wage war. Stupid.
Oh I agree with what you have to say....but here, while nuclear war on Ukraine or any other European country other than the UK is not on cards, the fact remains that lives have been lost. People's lives have been shattered. It is not fair. Most of the time they are only voting for infrastructure and jobs and stability of their currency.
• United States
So very true. Not looking good for any of us.
• Boise, Idaho
I think that the ICC is doing well to charge Putin and issue a demand for his arrest. I feel helplessness too. And others don't seem to take it seriously.
• Montrose, Scotland
My gut feeling is that Armageddon is close. Once one nuke lands, more will follow I don't think I would be trying to push Putin into a corner. Too risky.