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We live in a bubble!

Not all of us, but a lot of us tend to do this thing—make generalized assumptions.

Let me explain!

I woke up this morning, and the sky was all cloudy but everything was calm.

Luckily, the effects of Tropical Storm Hillary weren't as bad as I thought, right?

I turned on the news and saw flooding in those inland areas.

It looked bad there.

Orange County was spared.

And then, for no particular reason, I felt like having some donuts and coffee.

Lucky for me, the coffee shop is just a few blocks from where I am.

I drove to the mini-mall but noticed a fallen tree almost immediately, ominously laying across the structure.

The coffee shop got totally wrecked.

They won’t be serving customers for a while.

I thought about those poor workers, especially in these economic times.

I got sad thinking about it; I know a couple of them through regular interactions.

I decided to take the scenic route home and drove through the back roads.

There, I saw another fallen tree, squashing a car in someone's driveway.

And here I thought all was well in my neighborhood—these silly assumptions.

We often view things through our eyes ONLY!

We kind of forget to see the bigger picture around us.

Why do we do that?

Is it because we just don't care about things outside our own lives?


Or perhaps we're just trying to protect ourselves from feeling overwhelmed?

Staying in our own little bubble can get really dull.

Plus, it's not the most responsible thing to do.

That surface-level goodness is kind of fake. It's not real.

We don’t experience things in the same way.

We can’t.

What we can do is have empathy for those who do.

image credit - The Guardian

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