If You Have The Ability To Switch Off The News You Are Privileged

Ignorance Makes You Blind

Aarti Tailor
4 min readMar 8, 2022


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Everyone is aware of the war between Ukraine and Russia, and for the most part, people have been expressing their anger, sorrow, and fear over what has been happening. However, this is only the latest devastation to rock the world. We have also recently experienced the crisis in Afghanistan and let's not forget the Black Lives Matter movement.

Yana Bostongirl & Carmellita’s article really inspired me.

“I was in a conversation recently in which the topic of the Russian invasion of Ukraine came up. What surprised me was that the other person preferred not to focus on what is happening in Europe as it apparently was having a negative impact on them.”

This quote in particular really hit home as it reminded me of very similar conversations I have had in the past with friends and acquaintances about the happenings of the world.

I was living in a hostel in New Zealand when the George Floyd tragedy happened, and a few friends and I went to a protest to show our support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

When we returned from the protest, however, a few people that lived in our hostel seemed to have such an issue with us going. We ended up getting into a heated debate over the fact that we had gone to show our support to the cause, and the argument from the opposition was that it was pointless for us to go claiming that “things will never change”.

Needless to say, everyone who thought it was pointless for us to go were in a position of privilege.

It was disturbing for us that went that there were people who were so ignorant and had no desire to change the world and make it a better place for people of all backgrounds to live. They were comfortable and that was all that mattered right?

Another incident that was deeply disturbing for me was when I brought up the crisis in Afghanistan to my friend. Her response was…



Aarti Tailor

Alchemist in training. Still learning, still growing. Fusing my life experiences with my interests in spirituality, travelling, self-improvement and wellness.