I think this seems to be very common in the US. I have noticed a distinct difference in the way my US cousins act compared to my cousins in Italy. My son broke his leg and I posted a picture on facebook. Not one single person in my family that lives in the US called. Every cousin in Italy either called or emailed me within the next 24 hours, plus my Uncles & Aunts all called my father when they found out from their children. Quoting: RoxykinsIII
Anyone else notice anything similar?
yes, I have family overseas as well, and it is true
My european friends are real friends, they call when things are difficult, they are concerned if they don't hear from me
Nearrly all of my US friends seem to be in a trance...either dazed and confused, depressed or they have become outright hateful and sarcastic, ready to make snarky nasty remarks if told of anyone's injury or personal tragedy
I think we are being prepared to kill each other, and be able to walk right past someone in need or pain, desensitized to everything but the most aggressive basic urges
soul and character are what you are when no one is looking, and I'm afraid very few see any reward for "doing the right thing" even when people ARE looking, let alone when there is no audience