Detritus | JusJoJan. 31.

de·tri·tus\di-ˈtrī-təs\
noun

the pieces that are left when something breaks, falls apart, is destroyed, etc.

It’s 2017 and somehow we appear to be living in the midst of the broken pieces of our own humanity. People no longer have sympathy for those less fortunate than them, let alone compassion. Moving stories are now being ironically called fake news. Victims apparently only have themselves to blame, but at the same time everyone is a victim. Having a roof over one’s head is no longer a blessing but not enough. People want more and more, often at the expense of other people. 

I’ve thought about why this has happened and just reasoned that humans have become more impatient. Selfish. Self-centered. Self-absorbed. We want quick success and easy money. We want someone to blame for our problems. And now technology has made it so much easier for people to cherry pick their targets. There’s always going to be a scapegoat. 

We’re broken and sadly, there’s no repair manual. 

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Just a quick response to the last JusJoJan prompt. Happy February, peeps. 

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3 thoughts on “Detritus | JusJoJan. 31.

    1. I completely agree. The number of people who seem so obsessed with having an unobtainable perfect life is ridiculous. But it is the lack of compassion for other people that really gets to me. Like you say, people need to be responsible and deal with the fact that life sucks sometimes. It isn’t automatically someone’s fault, that’s just life.

      Thanks for commenting!!

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