Why Are Our Hearts Shrinking?

More violence, more senseless loss. Another brutal attack on Paris, another blow to humanity. I live in a very insulated world where I believe human life is sacred and I refuse to live any differently. My brain struggles to comprehend reasons for war, murder, plots to harm, extremism in the name of religion, corporations that knowingly poison consumers. I want to live in a world where human lives are not disposable, where change comes from fighting the hard fight in peaceful solidarity. I fear the commonplace of insurmountable loss and contemplate why are our hearts shrinking?