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Thoughts to think on this week

Discarded all her belongings except mascara, tweezers, and a pen.

What would you hold onto if you had to discard everything?

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Thoughts to think on this week

If the holocaust happened to the Jews in the time of Facebook, how many people would sit back and let it happen? The naiveté is the belief that everything happening in the world is happening on television. (At War in the Garden of Eden by Jennifer Percy)

This quote gave me pause. I believe I’ve unraveled it to mean that we become desensitized because of what we see on social media, we become paralyzed to action. What do you think it means?

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Thoughts to think on this week

And if the city falls but a single man escapes, he will carry the city within himself on the roads of exile; he will be the city. – Zbigniew Herbert (How Love Ends: Scene from a Refugee Hotel by Dina Nayeri)

I like this thought. Though never a refugee, I’ve traveled and moved a lot. I carry a little of ‘home’ (all of them) with me. I also believe it to be a bigger thought. Any ideas?

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Thoughts to think on this week

In the world around me, I saw people who searched their whole lives to find themselves reflected in another. (The Second Waltz by Madeline Thein)

I am like this somewhat. I’m always excited whenever someone says something about me that I haven’t yet discovered, but they have observed. It’s like finding another piece of your own puzzle. While this is great with trusted friends, it is not so good when people attach themselves to others’ personalities because they are not strong enough to be their own person. What do you say?