Times of Tragedy

22 Nov

ISIS attacked the peaceful nation of France and caused hackers around the world to step up and declare war.

The group called Anonymous embodies the outrage felt around the world. As a result, many countries unite in an effort to stop ISIS terrorists once and for all.

Tragedies can create an awakening for people to grasp the greater perspective of humanity. Enemies can find common ground as they mourn the evil acts of others.

Even social media like Facebook found a way to remember and honor France in response to the recent attacks.

People express sympathy because of the innate desire to serve others. The ability to comfort, console, and care for others unite us as a species.

According to the Department of Psychology website, everyone experiences empathy in different degrees which allows people to relate and helps them to ignore their differences.

One tragedy may impact human emotion more than another. For instance, according to Stephen Sestanovich from the Wall Street Journal, twice as many people were killed in the commercial flight that crashed over Sinai last month, yet it was quickly forgotten.

Politics might influence the public’s reaction to tragedies when comparing the plane crash and the attacks on Paris. France received many more condolences despite the fact that both incidents connected back to ISIS.

Regardless of the politics, perhaps Anonymous had the right idea. People should use whatever skills they may possess in an effort to stop further tragedies from occurring.

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Posted by on November 22, 2015 in Uncategorized


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