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The tragedy of yesterday's events in France has definitely had an impact on people all around the World. After hearing what happened I went on Facebook and someone put up a status about so many lives being lost and in the comments someone had written "a lot of lives lost by Western standards, yes" ...... I Don't know why but that comment really hit me. Last year when the Taliban (reportedly) attacked and killed 132 children at a Pakistan School or when 147 people were absolutely butchered and shot dead at Nairobi shopping centre in Kenya- we didn't quite see the same public outcry or response as we have seen from the France attack have we? Last year no one changed their profile picture to a Kenyan or Pakistani flag right? I'm not having a go at anyone who has been hash-tagging #PrayForParis or even changed their profile picture to French colours. I'm just saying I think in the Western world we can be very selective to WHEN and WHO we choose to grieve for, and it's good to think about why that prejudice exists maybe? For instance if we see stories of tragedy in the middle east we're almost conditioned through the way media portrays our news to think it is (dare I say it) "normal" for them to suffer such tragedies. We are so desensitised to human tragedy outside the Western world it's scary. I'm definitely guilty of it at times but slowly I'm becoming more and more aware of what's going on in this world and the evil that exists to continue to keep our eyes shut. I probably sound crazy but that's okay. Just some of my thoughts on *my social media - nah haha those ones. #PrayForHumanity