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.
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.
Be open to what comes.