Why is it that tragedy and change go hand in hand?

Why must there be mass suffering, mass death, mass torture,

before we realize there is a problem?

Is not the first small loss as great as the next million?

Why do we ignore issues until they issue themselves upon ourselves?

I want a revolution, but I do not want a war.

Yet it seems like that is the only way to stimulate real change.

Our species is so afraid of change that we kill each other

before we confront it.

We most definitely need change.

But there has been enough suffering.