On Abe’s Assassination and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Amazing! Such an astute observation. Yes, I believe Americans have absolutely lost the ability to expect anything good. Yet, is Japan's indifference anything but quieter? To me it suggests something is being sacrificed for something which really shouldn't dominate. Here it's perspective, there it's engagement. If we could figure out how to McFlurry them together I bet it would be a really good flavor. xoxo
Very thoughtful piece, thanks. And yeah, we could use a little more calm civic-mindedness here in the US.
This is a thoughtful and timely post Amy, thanks! It think it's important for North Americans, even Europeans, to read these kinds of posts that show a different mindset and way of thinking. You've summarized this well. Thank you!
What a whirlwind through a high-relatable topic! A major world event, cross-cultural comparison, literature, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and trends in journalism and technology.
It's certainly a weird experience I'm having now believing that humans on a whole are doing better than ever in many (not all) ways yet seeing non-stop negative news and hearing that so many people think the world is falling apart. It's a disorienting, disheartening, and emotionally uncomfortable experience.
I've been thinking a lot lately about what healthy engagement (and non-engagement) look like. Emotional salience is a term I'll remember. Thanks Amy!