Department of Design

April 19th, 2013

Yet psychologically, we all — all of us – have this dramatically different response to a senseless death when it is an 8-year-old in Boston, vs. when it’s an 8-year-old in Fallujah. That flies in the face of almost all of our ethical worldviews, yet it is an inescapable psychological phenomenon.

It’s like, we all know that this thing is wrong — this vacillation between caring and uncaring on the basis of arbitrary things like distance and nationality — yet we all do it anyway.

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