When I wrote this chapter, I had in mind the dichotomy between the needs (the lives) of the many and the needs of the few. I often find that we (including myself) will not reach out to help the suffering masses, no matter the horrors they go through. It is too abstract to feel, and too far away from our own lives. The Organians won’t lift a finger to save a million lives. But we will go through great lengths to help once there are faces, people we know, who make it real for us. Once we know the precious lives and opportunities that might be lost, that’s when we give a damn.
I don’t know what the means about us.