Stalin supposedly said that when a million people die, it’s a statistic, but when one person dies, it’s a tragedy.Charles Wheelan- We came, We Saw, We Left
The obvious question: Is a million a statistic and is one a tragedy?
Do we discount things when there are mass numbers? When something is personal to you, do you take it more seriously?
I think the difference is, when you see something from afar, it is very easy to have a particular opinion about it…but when faced with something up close, I think you can change your mind rather quickly…When something faces you personally the meaning might become different. Someone might not care about gun violence until someone they know gets shot…
What do you think about this quote?
Have you ever changed your mind about something when faced with it for real?