When one allows their emotions to get the better of them, we as humans don’t necessarily make the best decisions. Fear comes to all of us in many forms, and while fear and emotion can cloud our judgment, humans have always found a way to survive thanks to our resilience.
We have known crisis and unpredictable outcomes in the past, but our human nature only allows us to take so much pain. I believe our brains can only withstand seeing and hearing too much negativity before we need to shut it down for the sake of our sanity.
I personally remember the horrors of 9/11 and how everyone was glued to their televisions and computers at first, but after a period of time, many couldn’t bear to see any more suffering to our fellow man and had to turn it off. This wasn’t because we didn’t care, but because it was too much to bear and the situation was completely out of our control to change what had taken place.
During trying times like these, political and religious beliefs and other potential disagreements take a backseat to caring for your fellow man, especially family, friends, and even an unfriendly neighbor. In my last NesBIT post, I shared how when I recently asked my friends what kind of Superpower they would wish for, the overwhelming response was to HEAL. We are growing tired of hearing all the negative news and want to help each other heal and move forward with our lives. Humans are resilient and even though some of us take on different roles, we can’t sit too long and watch the suffering of others without wanting to do something about it.
Seriously, humans can only see and take so much pain, but when we stand united together, we can conquer anything.