We live in very unsettling times where human lives are sacrificed in the name of various ideologies. To me a lot of what we see now, the horrors in Syria, the plight of the refugees entering Europe, the right wing extremists movements and the terror attacks, could have been if not prevented completely, at least lessened if countries had been willing to see beyond their own interests and beliefs and instead worked together for peace and solidarity. The unwillingness to do so and looking the other way is a huge reason why we now find ourselves in this situation I think. And I feel guilty of this myself, it is so easy to just see my own first world problems and not understanding how they all pale in comparison to the suffering that so many people in the world has to endure. There are no easy solutions, but I just hope we can turn all this hate around and stop pitching groups against each other. What we need now is compassion, peace and solidarity.