We’re hardwired to turn that blind eye
And pretend that the problem’s not ours.
Why bother our pretty minds with fear
And loathing in the East,
When it has no effect on our lives,
Until the moment it does.
I am one of those people that likes to bury my head in the sand when things are looking a bit rocky. I guess I choose to ignore something that could die down before it becomes a real thing.
I do this out of fear, rather than because I want to be ignorant. And to a degree it works.
However, there are times when that little problem does become a real thing and then I have to work twice as hard to come to terms with what is happening.
Over the past few days the situation in the Ukraine has really picked up pace. I have turned off the TV every time it came on the news, but it has now reached that ‘threshold’ point where I need to begin educating myself in what is going on.
I wonder if there are other people out there like me, and at one point do you feel that you need to know. Hiding your head in the sand can sometimes be a wonderful way to save your mental health, but we also owe it to our fellow humans to understand what is happening and, if possible, help.