because reality is not always on tv

i apologize in advance for this statement.


actually wait...

no. 


i don't apologize at all!


i find it seriously disturbing that when a tragedy shows up in the media happening to people you have never met it makes you immediately stand up and shout out your anger and show your support all over social media...

but when a tragedy happens in your own family or immediate circle of friends you are suddenly silent.

there is no crying unfair...

there is no shouting about what should have been done to prevent it...

there is no banner of color added to your avatar...

there isn't even a supportive phone call to the people involved in the tragedy...


its as if that tragedy never happened at all.


your eyes are blinded...

your ears are closed...
 
your lips are not moving...

and your support is no where to be found.

you simply hope that someone else steps in so you don't have to.

meanwhile those who were hurt suffer alone...... 


perhaps it is far easier to see and hear and shout and scream and show your awesome support for those you have no connection to because you know without a doubt that they will never come knocking on your door or light up your phone to ask you for a damn thing...

 
this isn't about anything really
 
maybe i just want you to think.   
 
and understand.
 
people close to you suffer too.


it truly is your choice whether or not you choose to see hear or speak your support...
 
as long as you remember that what you do for the suffering will be exactly what is returned to you when tragedy lands on your doorstep....













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