WordPress Daily Prompt — Narcissism
There are some of us who avoid the news, and some who, for many reasons, have restricted access to news. I live in a country where the news is very parochial and sometimes it seems that we are caught up in a kind of collective narcissism if the news reported in the mainstream media is anything to go by.
Let’s spare a thought today, and every day, for those people who are hidden from our view. For example, have you heard that ebola has broken out again in the Congo?
Let’s urge our countries’ leaders to act urgently to help stem the potential epidemic – not because it may spread to our countries and affect ‘us’, but because these people’s lives matter.
Let’s lend our voices to a call for vaccines to be provided urgently to those people in need.
I am quite aware that it costs me nothing to write this, except for the fact that people may not enjoy my blog because I’m far too serious. All I am asking is that we put our parochialism aside to think beyond our own borders, and of course, help if we can.