Nimby …. To put it another way .. Not In My Backyard ….. I do not think there is a single person out there who hears about all the terrible things going on in the world who does not do 1 of 2 things when they see even more of the evil that is going on. 1 .They say how awful it is and feel terrible , that lasts for all of 5 minutes and then ..2. We wish with all our hearts that it does not happen near us , not even within a mile or 2 . It is not that we are heartless or cruel it is just that we think we would not be able to handle anything of that nature , but I think we vastly underestimate ourselves we can do more than we think we can . When something like that happens we also withdraw into ourselves a little bit because that makes us feel that little bit more secure for the time being we fool ourselves into thinking that will make us safer .
When something that bad and that evil happens and we find out just how much damage is done, how many have been killed the mind just has trouble processing it so we revert to the Nimby and that makes us feel safer a tiny bit , it is the only way the brain can handle so much evil and not flip out . Well face it what would happen to us if we did not have a safety catch so to speak ? Let’s face it the average normal mind can only take so much pressure before it explodes and wants to quit, it has to have a safety switch like a lot of things we make today no safety switch no mind . While it is the mind that imagines so much be it good or evil it also has it’s limits and needs a safety switch. Hospitals these days are full of people who for 1 reason or another could or would not activate the switch .
Some people though have trained their brains to ignore the switch and become cruel and evil for whatever drives them , for whatever they think they will get out of it , and trust me they are so wrong but there is no stopping them once they go down that route . Having said that we know from all that goes on they do a great job and because of that and the fact they do so much we have now become a nation of people who hide behind the Nimby protocol . All nations of the world are now into this frame of mind not just 1 all of them , because we are all sick to our hearts of all the violence and all killings , so a lot of us now just think Nimby when we hear yet more of these things .
The nations of the world have now changed so much we have all become almost immune to what we hear and see because there is so much it becomes too much to process in the brain so we have invented an escape for the brain in an effort to save it . More and more as time goes on we will all become like this and the whole problem is it is not the way to go , we need to try and ignore the safety zones and try to make our brains stop hiding so these things can be handled . We all need to be able to handle bad things as everyday there is something else we have to see and hear , and trying to hide from it will not help anyone and surely we will not just sit by and watch rather than help where we can ?
Almost all people now just look , think Nimby , then go about their daily business and pretend it is not something they need to worry about , it wont happen to them if they pretend it has nothing to do with them and here we have Nimby in full flight . This sort of thinking now is world wide and is why people who should be helping to stem the tide and doing what they can to try and stop the violence . While I know that it is probably impossible now for the average person to do anything much to help , this same kind of thinking also infects the people who are supposed to be doing something about it .Trouble is now we have seen so much of it and heard so much we now try to just close it out altogether as it just becomes too much to handle . The mind is becoming number and number all the time , the more we see the more we just numb the brain down so it will not give up on us .
While it is essential to protect ourselves we also need ways to learn to keep ourselves safe while training the brain not to freak out and to learn how to find ways to protect us and our loved ones . This is never going to be easy but we can do it if we try and while the world is heading in a direction we do not like we have to learn how to cope with whatever gets thrown at us and going down the path of Nimby is not the way to go.
I’m unable to sensible advise, would a sarcastic comment do?
How come glue never sticks to the inside of the tube?