When I hop from airport to airport I realize how encapsulated I unconsciously allow myself to become in my bubble at home. There are so many different cultures, people, and things going on all the time I almost forget a world exists outside the one I live in.
Some have even called it the out of sight out of mind theory. If I don’t see it I don’t think about it. If I don’t see kids starving to death in Haiti I don’t think about it. If I don’t see Orphans in Rwanda I won’t consider them throughout my everyday busy life. Usually we think about the out of sight out of mind mindset when we’re trying to get over an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, but unfortunately this seems to work against us when it comes to issues we shouldn’t exit from our minds.
I regret it takes international trips to remind of a world that is hurting, or a world that is dying, or a world that desperately needs those who have the power to act and enact justice on its behalf to do so.
-The Monday Mindset