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    I am a Nigerian and obviously I hear it in the news everyday that people are getting killed and displaced by boko haram. The thing is, I don't fell anything. Remorse, sadness, anger at the fact that this Is happening to people. I figured it might just be the fact that I am used to hearing these things. Today it will be 50 people, tomorrow it could be 2000 but the numbers don't faze me. I just move on. This thought just occurred to me and I wonder if its wrong to not have any feelings. Its not that I am indifferent to peoples suffering its just...well...I don't know. I really don't know
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    Would it be different if it were people you knew? Maybe you just don't have empathy for the victims because they're so removed from your own life.

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    Neither have I, but I generally do for compatriots British/German and countries I admire Sweden/Austria/Holland/some other places probably
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    I don't think it's completely abnormal not to feel anything. As you say, we're so used to hearing it. With the media streaming bad news 24/7, we're largely becoming desensitized to tragedy and loss.
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    Were you born in Nigeria? If you were not, then I can understand the difficulty in relating to the awful events

    My Nigerian friends, especially the girls are very upset and vocal about their anger towards BH.
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    We've become desensitized to these sorts of occurrences because they appear on the news regularly
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    (Original post by TheDaylighter)
    Would it be different if it were people you knew? Maybe you just don't have empathy for the victims because they're so removed from your own life.

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    I am sure it would be different if it was close to home. But I am In Lagos and we are in kind of like a little bubble because the problem is far way from us so to empathize with victims is kind of hard
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    (Original post by Black Cat)
    We've become desensitized to these sorts of occurrences because they appear on the news regularly
    Exactly. It has become the norm for these kind of things to happen
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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    Were you born in Nigeria? If you were not, then I can understand the difficulty in relating to the awful events

    My Nigerian friends, especially the girls are very upset and vocal about their anger towards BH.
    I was born in America but have lived in Nigeria all my life. Maybe the indifference stems from the fact that after brainstorming and discussing, there is nothing we can do as citizens to stop boko haram and we detach ourselves from the situation. If media didn't report the suffering I swear the Nigerians who don't live in the north would forget about boko haram. And our government is another cause for anger.
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    (Original post by Ekemini)
    I am sure it would be different if it was close to home. But I am In Lagos and we are in kind of like a little bubble because the problem is far way from us so to empathize with victims is kind of hard
    This is a surprise to hear because you actually live in Lagos so the country must of been shaken up by it. However here in the UK there was barely any news coverage and the little we did have was overshadowed by the Charlie Hebdo attack.
 
 
 
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