Neil deGrasse Tyson on children and grown-ups

On TV I suppose it all looks the same. Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Niger. Another year, nameless children, endless loss in Africa. Of course, all deaths are not the same. Each child looks at you differently, with a different kind of fear, a different kind of pain. I’ve seen more than my share of children dying and parents weeping, and I still can’t imagine what it’s like. Lying on a plastic mat, no sheets, no privacy, medicine only for the lucky. I suppose some people get used to seeing it, to covering it. I hope I never do. — Anderson Cooper (via hellyesandersoncooper)

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