Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Why Are People So Surprised That Some People In Boston Were Helpful

I hate Facebook after a tragedy. People "lose faith" and "regain faith" in humanity way too easily. Genocide isn't enough for you? You have to lose your faith every time you read an article about people being bad on Buzzfeed and then regain it every time you read an article about people being nice? And why are people so amazed that there are actually people trying to be helpful after an attack? Did you expect 100% of the people there to just go "Wow, something bad happened and people are hurt while I'm fine, I'd better not be helpful!"

The attack on Boston sucked and it sucked a particular amount and we shouldn't try to pretend that we saw how wonderful humanity was yesterday or something. Just shut up and move on and keep trying to improve the human condition and minimizing the harm to people that we're responsible for.