Mass Shootings No Longer Surprise Me

I had more of a reaction to my desensitization.

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I didn’t open the story to read more. I made no audible noise. I had more of a reaction to the notification of the Yankees beating the Sox yesterday.

I remember when I used to feel more. These acts would burrow deep down into my core. They sat heavy there.

My desensitization is a feeling of hopelessness. I no longer hold any hope that things will ever change. This is the new normal.

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We have grown accustomed to going out into public and immediately looking for the nearest exit wherever we go. And it’s not even a big deal to us. We’ve accepted it.

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