my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”
and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night
usually reading death notices on international news has no effect on me whatsoever, like the whole paul walker business this week, but i just read about nelson mandela and i’m honestly very upset about this (despite that it was more than his time to go). losing a hero, even one you’ve never met, isn’t easy.