New video about the Central African Republic, the conflict there, and some thoughts on why we struggle to pay attention to complex international news stories. And Kony 2012.
We can’t just ignore stories that don’t fit our understanding of the world. And we also shouldn’t try to change them to make them fit our preconceived notions of humanity. We have to make room in our stories for the world as we find it.
There’s a weird disconnect. When somebody recognizes you, they’ve seen interviews, they’ve read your bio, they know where you’re from, your family and all these things, and you don’t know the first thing about this person. It’s a weird thing where they feel like they know you and they don’t. It’s a little bit awkward sometimes, you’re like, ‘I don’t know how to react right now.’