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1,884 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by KikiPeepers

Are you very desensitized to deaths in other countries?
Like when you hear 100 people were blown up in Iraq or 500 people starved to death in Ethiopia, does it really affect you or is it kind of a meaningless number?


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16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/2/06 - 1:59:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm desensitized to deaths anywhere.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/6/06 - 7:44:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
recently my friend died really suddenly
so deaths on tv affect me more now
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/6/06 - 7:51:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I haven't had a death affect me since my grandmother died when I was in high school. If someone close to me were to die right now, I might be more likely to get upset over deaths in other countries. But probably not.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/25/06 - 8:28:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. Just not in the US. Sorry, but there was this one snotty middle aged guy in a Hawaiin print shirt at the Antarctic Centre over here who ruined it for ya. Dumb man with his funny accent...
16 yrs ago - Saturday 5/6/06 - 11:45:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think you HAVE to become desensitised to death in other places.
People die in large numbers practically every day somewhere overseas. If you weren't desensitised in the modern, media driven world, I don't think you could cope.

Same as deaths in large numbers. You don't view 5000 deaths as 5000 individuals or you'd spend your whole life depressed.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 11:03:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm desensitized to deaths anywhere but my local community-the furthest out I really care bout is my county.

People need to die, I need to die. I will eventually. I'm a supporter of death, as long as it isn't going to effect everyones daily life, or isn't so wide everyone aunt suddenly disapears. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for the family of the dead people, or the country if it was a popular political leader, but still... I don't know them, what does it really matter to me.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 11:05:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really care about any deaths that don't affect me.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 11:05:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm pretty desensitized.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 11:25:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who isn't, courtesy of the media.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/5/06 - 6:29:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really care much when I heard stuff like that. I've very open minded, ever since I was a small child I was aware of these things happening in the world.. So it's just become everyday life to me.

Besides, people need to die. The population is too large of a number, in my opinion.

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/6/06 - 7:04:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/2/2006 1:59:24 PM iansquall wrote:
I'm desensitized to deaths anywhere.

same here.
unless they're my family or friends.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/19/06 - 4:48:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
It really doesn't affect me at all. I'm very sensitive when I hear that an American dies somewhere, and it's a lot worse when I see them die in a video or something.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/6/06 - 8:52:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
you hear about it so often it just loses affect and thats really sad
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/7/06 - 4:38:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not really. When I think that everyone who dies is someone's son, daughter, husband, wife, mother, or father, it really hurts me.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/7/06 - 4:59:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously somewhat

But it's still hardhitting, no matter where it is

if a smaller event with less people killed happens in england, or near by, or some country I visit a lot/have lots of friends, it obviously effects me more then somewhere I don't know.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/10/06 - 8:20:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Millions of people are dying everyday.. while i'm typing this meaningless comment people are dying..
We just don't hear about it or have to see it in our cosy cossetted little worlds. But then if you were to concern yourself with it then you would become impotent with grief and overwhelmed by the magnitude of it.
So when I hear of people dying ANYWHERE i tend to be pretty removed from it.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/16/06 - 12:33:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
somebody once told me one death is a tradgedy a thousand is a statistic
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/16/06 - 12:40:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
If I get bent out of shape for every death I see on the news, how am I going to be able to deal with death in real life? I'm very desensitized from work. Coping mechanisms and all - self preservation.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/16/06 - 1:07:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
It doesn't affect me of course, but I don't think I'm entirely desensitized. When I hear about those things, I feel worse. I don't want most people to suffer.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/15/07 - 9:01:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
I couldn't care less.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/15/07 - 9:04:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes. You hear about all the time, and unfortunately, most of us don't care.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/24/07 - 1:48:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
To some degree. But I do have empathy for the deceased families, having had some very dear people in my life die.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/12/07 - 7:26:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I don't know them why should I care. That's what growing up during N Ireland's 'troubles' will do to you
15 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/2/07 - 12:45:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
those results are sad.
15 yrs ago - Thursday 5/3/07 - 4:21:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am desensitised to deaths more in my own country. It's other countries I worry about more.

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