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Monday Moment: Complacency

I had a couple moments today that I didn't want to have.

I felt complacency upon hearing of the terror attack in the NYC subway system.  I didn't feel scared.  I didn't even feel outrage.  

Don't get me wrong.  Upon hearing the news, I stopped and I prayed.  I prayed for those affected, even the terrorist.  But then I went on with my work...on with my life.

It's a scary thought that shootings and bombings and knife attacks feel more commonplace now.

My other undesirable moment today was reading an article about a polar bear dying of starvation, quite likely because of climate change.  It breaks my heart how I and many others live out of convenience and don't realize the impact we're having on our own planet and the greater ecosystem.

NOTE: While the article has disturbing pictures, I ask you read it.  The more we continue to ignore things that are happening, the easier it is to deny.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/12/mittermeier-polar-bear-starving-climate-change/

While I didn't have complacency reading the article, I feel like complacency may be widespread among others.  I don't feel empowered to change the course of climate change.  But I can assess my contributions to the problem and make changes.

I find complacency scary, especially when it's a change from prior behavior regarding the same topic/issue.  I can't be energized and passionate about everything, but I don't want to be complacent about terrorism and I want to fight complacency about climate change.  I'm just not sure how to go about it.

#strugglingtoday

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