01 May 2013

Day 89 & 90

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Day 89 & 90
4 miles run with Lilo today and Bar Method yesterday. It felt so nice to log off and go for a run after work today. It’s an awesome way of decompressing after a busy day in front of a computer. It’s especially an emotional day for me, it’s my great-grandmother birthday. She passed away 2 years ago, she was 97. I miss her, I miss her ways. It still puts a smile on my face when I remember telling her that she is stubborn, she would always say: “No hun, I am not stubborn. I have principles.”

I got an email from the founder of one of the animal rescue groups that I support with everything I have. He was saying that their facebook page can only display about 1/10 of the cases we take on board. If they showed more direct appeals it would create fatigue and desensitisation. People would look away and our animals would be left behind. Isn’t that sad, and isn’t that true? We can’t have enough of looking at cute things, but when we see an injured animal, after a while we don’t relate to them. It’s the same for humans too.

Desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it. Obviously it’s a defence mechanism, to unlearn phobias and such. But isn’t is scary to feel numb against violence and cruelty since we are so exposed to it by the media?
Just take a moment, and be honest to yourself. How often do you turn your head away from the sad events and how often do you find yourself emotional detached from others sufferings?
Just think for a moment. Lots of love. xo

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